In general, IDHS EMS staff go through the following process to issue a reciprocity certificate once an application is received: 1) verify application is complete and all additional paperwork or information is valid 2) verify that the state certification (or National Registry certification) is valid 3) assign applicant to a R19 general class (must be completed by the applicant to receive certification) 4) IDHS EMS staff email the applicant with an email containing next steps to take in the application process. An applicant must complete the “next steps” listed in the email on her/his own. 5) Once IDHS receives proof the applicant has completed the “next steps”, a certification for the applicant will be posted in Acadis, the Public Safety Personnel Portal. 6) IDHS EMS staff send the applicant a paper copy of the initial certificate via United States Postal Service.
Note: Check your junk or spam inbox for the “next step” email or your certification before contacting IDHS EMS.