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First Responders

ID.me defines a First Responder as an active or retired employee of an emergency service who is likely to be among the first people to physically arrive at the scene of an emergency.

We verify the following occupations as First Responders:


  • Police Officers (Federal, State, and Local) – Active & Retired
  • ​Sheriff / Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Correctional Officer
  • State Trooper
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officer (for example, Customs & Border Protection Officer, Air Marshal, etc.)
  • Park Police & Park Rangers
  • Probation & Parole Officers
  • Bridge and Tunnel Officers
  • Detention Officers
  • Railroad Police Officers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Auxiliary & Reserve Sheriff Deputy or Police Officers
  • Animal Control Officers who are credentialed as a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Fire Marshals who are certified Law Enforcement Officers
  • Court Bailiffs/Court Officers (must be hold law enforcement credentials)


  • Career Firefighter (Federal, State, and Local)
  • Wild-land firefighter/ Prescribed fire burn manager
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Fire Marshal


  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Helicopter Pilot
  • Flight Nurse

911 DISPATCHERS (for select offers only)

  • Police, Sheriff, Fire or EMS Dispatcher
  • Fire Communications Officer
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator


The following members of the uniformed services (Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Space Force, US Public Health, and NOAA) are eligible for Military group affiliation:

  • Active Duty
  • National Guard
  • Reserves
  • Veterans
  • Retirees
  • Military Spouses
  • Surviving Spouses
  • Immediate Military Family Members

The following groups are ineligible:

  • Civilian employees
  • Veterans with less than honorable discharges
  • Service members serving in a non-U.S. military
  • Service members not listed above (e.g. Coast Guard Auxiliary)


You are eligible to verify as a Nurse if you have graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license.

We can verify the following occupational titles as a Nurse

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Practical Nurse
  • Professional Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Professional Nurse
  • Vocational Nurse

Also: Certified Nurse Aide, Clinical Nurse, Nurse Aide, Nursing Assistant, School Nurse, Home Health Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Travel Nurse


We verify the following occupational titles as Medical Providers:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Physician Assistant 
  • Dentist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant 
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical Counselor, Psychologist  or Therapist
  • Clinical Technician   (ex:  Pharmacy Technician, Dialysis Technician, Laboratory Technician, etc.)
  • Diagnostic Medical Personnel 
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Respiratory Therapist 
  • Physical or occupational therapist
  • Physical or occupational therapy assistant
  • Licensed clinical social worker  
  • Pharmacist

NOTE:  If you do not have a Type 1 NPI, please see our support article on how to verify without an NPI.


You qualify for the Teacher group affiliation if you have (or retired from) one of the following occupational titles.

Classroom Teachers (PreK-12)

  • Certified Teachers
  • Certified Teacher Aides
  • Certified Teacher Assistants
  • Certified Educational Assistants
  • Certified Substitute Teachers
  • Teaching Interns
  • Specialized Teachers (Speech-Language Pathologists, Hearing Impaired, JROTC, Music, Dance, Dramatic Arts, Art, Journalism, Speech, Home Economics, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Family and Consumer Science Engineering, Agriculture, Marketing, Athletic Coaching, etc.)

Principals and Assistant Principals (PreK-12)

  • Principals
  • Headmasters
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Principals
  • Vice Principals

School Employees (PreK-12)

  • School Guidance Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • School Nurses
  • Head Start Teachers / Staff
  • Librarians / Educational Media Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Any Child Development Staff (working with children under Pre-K – Kindergarten level)
  • Pupil Personnel Services
  • Driver Education
  • Other School Employees (School Cafeteria, Maintenance, Office, Computer IT Staff, etc.)

College/University Professors

  • Professors
  • Adjunct Faculty

NOTE: Some offers may be restricted from some of the above groups. The following titles are not eligible for the Teacher affiliation: teachers with expired credentials; uncertified homeschool teachers; college and university employees who are not Professors or Faculty.

All Others

Even though you may not be someone who serves does not mean you cannot create a fundraiser or be a beneficiary of a fundraiser.