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Service Licensure

All service plans and proof of liability insurance must accompany the application.  If you have any questions about the service plan review process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the OEMS Service Licensure staff.  

Contact Kem Thomas at 334-290-6237 for questions about the applications, or Chris Hutto at 334-290-6228 for questions concerning the service plans, or simply email us.

EMS Provider Licensure Application Packet - This form is fillable and should be typewritten, not handwritten.

Critical Care Provider Application - Complete this application and submit it with the provider license application to acquire the critical care endorsement.

Online EMS Provider Licensure Application - The electronic renewal process will be active from April 1 through June 30.

All services must establish, adhere to, and update (as needed) these required plans: Controlled Substance (CSP), Fluid/Drug, and Infectious Disease Prevention plans. If your service does not carry controlled substances, the CSP is not required.  We encourage those in charge of maintaining these documents to review them before submitting them. This will help expedite the process.

The OEMS encourages the incorporation of these plans in a service’s SOP so that they are regularly reviewed along with all policies and procedures. If the plans are included in the service’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual, the relative sections from that document may be submitted in lieu of separate plans. 

Infectious Disease Prevention Plan Checklist

I.V. Fluid/Drug Plan Checklist

Controlled Substance Plan Checklist

Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Plan

All services must have a Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Plan. The extensiveness of these plans should be discussed with the Offline Medical Control Director.  The link above is intended to be a guide to create a QA/QI Plan for those services who may not currently have one in place. Submission of this plan to the OEMS for approval is not required in order to obtain a license. 

Services are required to submit these plans for review once every three years based the EMS region in which a service is physical located. For example, if you are required to submit your plans in 2022, you will not have to submit them again until 2025.

Beginning in 2022, all services in Regions 1 (AERO) and 6 (Gulf) must submit plans every three years.
In 2023, all services in Regions 3 (BREMSS) and 5 (Southeast) must submit plans every three years.
In 2024, all services in Regions 2 (East), 4 (West), and those out of state must submit plans every three years.

Download a map showing what counties are in each region.

Coordinated Deployment MOU

If your service will be involved in coordinated deployment, please complete the MOU for your region. All blanks must be filled in and returned to the OEMS with an original signature.

Medical Needs Shelter MOU

If your service will be established as a medical needs shelter, please complete the MOU for your region. All blanks must be filled in and returned to the OEMS with an original signature.

Proof that a service's LLC or incorporated (Inc) status has been registered with the Office of the Alabama Secretary of State must now be provided in order to receive an initial or a renewed license. The Office of EMS cannot provide a license to any service that is incorporated or is an LLC without this documentation. Depending on how taxes are filed, even volunteer services are probably considered incorporated. To access and print your status, please visit the Alabama Secretary of State. Below is an example of what you need from the Secretary of State website.


Secretary of State Status Example

Emergency Medical Transport Assessment Fee (Flyer)


The information contained on this Emergency Medical Transport Assessment Fee flyer is intended for ground transport services regarding the Emergency Medical Transporters Assessment Fee filing requirement with the Alabama Department of Revenue (ALDOR). It will help avoid confusion and delinquency issues that can be incurred if services wait until the annual renewal time of the year. Please pay close attention and contact the ALDOR if you have any question or concerns.

Page last updated: February 21, 2024