Facts and Benefits
Benefits for EMS Personnel
- Obtain and maintain your home state EMS license, receive the privilege to practice in REPLICA states.
- Creates an expedited pathway to licensure for military personnel and spouses separating from active duty with an unrestricted National Registry of EMTs certification.
- Work under the scope of practice from your home state.
- Reduced time, paperwork and costs associated with maintaining multiple licenses just to do your job.
Participating in an Interstate Compact
- Compacts are tested, flexible, and defensible ways in which to resolve conflicts and barriers presented by state borders.
- Compact states share in the responsibilities of managing cross border activities instead of each state individually addressing the same issue in a different manner.
- Commissions manage compacts, member states designate one public official responsible for EMS to participate, each state has one seat, one vote.
- REPLICA is joining the ranks of other well-known compacts including nursing, physician, driver’s licenses as well as emergency management.
EMS Personnel Eligibility
- Must be 18 years of age and have passed an exam for initial licensure at the EMT, AEMT or Paramedic level.
- Be practicing in good standing in their home state with an unrestricted license and under the supervision of an EMS Medical Director.
State EMS Office – EMS System Eligibility
- Utilize the National Registry exam at the EMT and Paramedic levels for initial licensure
- Utilize FBI compliant background check with biometric data (e.g. fingerprints) within 5 years of Compact activation. (effective May 8, 2017)
- Have a process to receive, investigate, and resolve complaints; and share information with other Compact states via a Coordinated National Database.
- Enact the model REPLICA legislation.