The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, has developed a new EMS Registry System. Below are highlights of changes with the new system that may affect you as a provider, continuing education sponsor, or educational institute. Within the new system is a help menu that has videos and how-to guides to help you navigate the EMS Registry. Please consult the help menu prior to contacting your regional EMS council.
The website address will remain the same http://ems.health.state.pa.us/emsportal/
Your new USER ID will be PA followed by your cert number (PA######). This is not case sensitive. You will not be able to change your user ID.
With the exception of User IDs used for ambulance licensure, your old User ID will not work
The temporary password will be “Password1”
Upon initial log in you will be prompted to verify your identity using the last 4 digits of your social security number, and change your password.
When you log in with the new password you will have to update your profile and set up 3 security questions that will be used in the event you need to unlock your account or reset your password.
Each individual will have only one User ID that will be utilized for their personal record and any organizations they may be affiliated with.
In compliance with the EMS Systems Act Rules and Regulations, providers will now be required to log in to the EMS Registry to reregister their certification. Reregistration will no longer be automatic.
Providers can re-register within 90 days of their expiration
Must have valid and current CPR card data on their provider record
Meet all continuing education requirements for the certification they are trying to renew
Providers will now enter their own CPR card information on the EMS Application Tab in their provider record. Regional councils will no longer be collecting copies of everyone’s CPR cards. Providers will be subject to audit by regional councils. There is an optional upload feature to upload a copy of your CPR card if you wish, or upon audit by the regional council.
The continuing education by endorsement process has been streamlined into an electronic application that can be found at the bottom of the Con Ed tab in your provider profile.
Certificates for Continuing Education Classes will now be available for download from your provider record. As soon as a Continuing Education Sponsor finalizes a roster, your certificate will be available. Classes taken on Train PA will not have certificates available in the EMS Registry, you will need to obtain those certificates from your Train PA account.