The EMS Compact, enacted by legislation in 16 states, protects the public and enhances the Emergency Medical Services system in the United States. The EMS Compact facilitates the day to day movement of EMS personnel across state boundaries in the performance of their EMS duties as assigned by an appropriate authority. The EMS Compact authorizes state EMS offices to afford immediate legal recognition to EMS personnel licensed in any other member state.
The EMS Compact is governed by Commissioners appointed to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice by member states. Learn more
Commission meetings are announced by public notice and are open to the public. View the Meeting Schedule Learn more
Compact states require EMS personnel to complete an FBI biometric criminal background check when applying for a new EMS License.Learn more
Qualified EMS Personnel in Compact states will be extended a Privilege-to-Practice in other compact states, on a short-term, intermittent basis.Learn more