Special message for military personnel and veterans
The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our veterans. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is spreading the word to veterans about licenses they may be eligible for and that may assist them in their search for work.
For veterans who received emergency medical technician (EMT) training in the military and have a current National Registry of EMT (NREMT) certification, Texas EMT certification requires a simple application, a small fee and the successful completion of a background check.
Military personnel shall follow the same application process as Out of State/Reciprocity applicants because Military courses are not Texas approved/certified courses and are therefore considered Out of State courses. Please use Reciprocity application and process to gain Texas Certification.
If a service member's EMS certification expires while he/she is deployed, DSHS rules allow a one-year grace period following demobilization for military personnel to renew certification without late fees or skills verification.
To renew your certification/licensure go to:
We extend our thanks to previous and current military personnel for their service to the United States of America.
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03-21-2013, 01:23 PM #1
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for current and ex miltary looking to work in texas
05-31-2014, 02:40 PM #2
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My name is Bill Hicks and I am in my 18th year in the fire service, and currently serve as a fire chief. I am also a doctoral candidate at Eastern Kentucky University and my dissertation topic involves investigating the current status of firefighter reciprocity among the 50 states. I am seeking members of the fire service who may have experience in moving from state to state and seeking reciprocity, or recognition of certification issued by your old state, in a new state. Also, if you came from the military and sought reciprocity for DOD certificates, I would like to hear from you as well. If you have not experienced this, please forward the link below to anyone who you may know that has done this.
For those that have such experiences, I am humbly asking you to give 5 minutes of your time to answer a short series of question found at the link below on your experiences with seeking reciprocity, or recognition when you moved from one state to another, regardless of being paid or volunteer members in your department.
Also at the end of the survey you will have a space to share any experiences you may have had when dealing with reciprocity of fire service certifications in your department and with your state. Also feel free to forward this to any fire service member(s) who you feel would have something to say on the topic.
Your anonymity is protected throughout the process. Just click or copy the link below to begin.
Also, if you would like to share your experiences with me in more depth after taking part in the survey, please leave your email in the beginning of the comments section at the end of the survey.
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