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COVID-19 Educator Reciprocity Checklist

Educator Reciprocity Checklist

  • Completed EMS Educator Application
  • Current Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), or Paramedic certification from Kentucky or another state
  • Current Educator certification from another state
  • Background check less than six months old
    • KBEMS ONLY uses CastleBranch for any new applicant in Kentucky. You must link directly to KBEMS specific CastleBranch Background Check from the KBEMS website at the link is provided below. Background checks MUST be less than 6 months old at the time of certification.
    • CastleBranch link:
    • If you have ever been certified by the state of Kentucky, you can submit a background check that is less than 6 months old through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
    • Administrative Office of the Courts link:

Submit total fees of $220.00 ($125.00 Reciprocity Fee + $85.00 Certification Fee + $10.00 Application Fee)