Cards & Credentials

The new Registry is up: https://ems.health.state.pa.us/emsportal/

For Help with Recertification when you expire. (This is no longer automatic.)

Look below for additional information on Logging in for the first time.


You can contact Heather Gulsby-Steiner via email for the following:

  • Replacement Cards
  • Change of Address

Heather Gulsby-Steiner, BA/ MSEM

Field Services Staff
Chester County Department of Emergency Services
601 Westtown Rd.
West Chester, PA 19380
hgulsbysteiner@chesco.org

EMSVO Add-On or Only Credentials

EMSVO Add-On Instructions

Reciprocity/Certification by Endorsement

EMS Registry Job Aid for Certification by Endorsement


Logging into the Registry for the First Time

  1. Go to https://ems.health.state.pa.us/emsportal/
  2. Log in for the first time using a temporary password
    1. Every provider’s User Id will be pa and the provider’s certification number (i.e. pa123456)
    2.  Every provider’s temporary password will be Passwordl
    3. Click “Login”
  3. Create a new password
    1. At the first login, providers will be required to change their password
      1. In order to do so, the provider will need to enter the last 4 digits of their social security number
    2. Click on “Return to PA Login”
  4. Log in using newly created password
    1. Log into the system with the newly created password
  5. Create security questions and answers
    1. Providers will need to enter answer some demographic questions
    2. Providers will need to select security questions and provider answers to those questions
  6. Log into the system again to enter the state portal
    1. Go to “‘New Registry Application” to view your provider account