EMS Policies and Protocols

Hearings and Appeals Policy

Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols - 2023

Examination Accommodations: This policy describes the process for requesting an accommodation on an EMS psychomotor examination.

Course Medical Director Qualifications

Senior Instructor Qualifications for Licensure

Substantiated Report of Abuse (Adult Abuse Registry and Child Protection Registry): This policy describes how the Vermont Department of Health addresses substantiated reports of abuse by EMS licensees and applicants

EMS Student Background Checks

False Answers on License Applications: This policy addresses cases where an EMS licensee or applicant provides false answers to the self-disclosure questionnaire on license applications

Impaired or Negligent Vehicle Operation: This policy describes how crime convictions for impaired or negligent driving convictions affect a person's eligibility for EMS licensure

Pending Criminal Charges: This policy describes EMS licensees' and applicants' obligation to disclose criminal charges and convictions

Challenging the NREMT Exams  - RN/PA/Military Medics: This policy describes the process that allows a Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant or Military medic to obtain a National Registry certification and state license without taking an initial course.

License or Certification Extension

EMS Agency Administration
Instructor/Coordinator Resources
Practical Exam Site Resources
Become a HEARTSafe Community

Refer to the documents in this section to apply to become a Heart Safe Community:

Please send completed HEARTSafe applications to the Vermont EMS Office by emailing vtems@vermont.gov or by mailing to Vermont EMS, PO Box 70, Burlington 05402-0070. 

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Registration
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Locator:  This user-friendly platform allows the public to locate AEDs in their vicinity.  It also ensures those who have registered an AED location previously that their data is accurate in the registry.  

    • If an AED needs to be registered, please use the Registry tool below to submit data to the Vermont Department of Health.
    • If an AED has been previously registered but the information needs to be updated, please email vtems@vermont.gov and our staff will work with you to make the necessary adjustments. 


    Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Registration Tool: Use this tool to notify the Vermont Department of Health that a public access defibrillator has been placed at your location. 

    • Generate one entry per physical 9-1-1 address - the system will allow you to enter up to 10  placement locations for that specific address.  
      • Example:  XYZ Enterprises, 7 Cyclone Street, Anytown, VT: Location 1: Gymnasium, Location 2: Lunch room; Location 3: Manager's office wall, etc.
      • For entities with AEDs located at more than one physical 9-1-1 address, create entries sufficient to cover all locations.


  • PAD Legislation: This is the text of legislation that created the Public Access Defibrillation program and provides instructions for registering defibrillators with the Vermont Department of Health.

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