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.