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EMT & AEMT Certification and Paramedic Licensure Verification

There is no online process for applying for, or renewing EMT certification.

Certification and Testing
  • How to Become a California EMS Responder
  • How to renew an EMT certification
    • In order to recertify, an EMT must possess a current EMT card and have obtained either 24 hours of approved EMS continuing education or an approved 24 hour refresher course within the past two years. Any refresher course or CE must be through an approved training program. Additionally, EMTs are to complete the “EMT Skills Competency Verification Form” EMSA-SCV (07-03) that you can find here. National Registry certification does not need to be renewed for recertification in California.  Once these criteria are met, contact the local EMS agency to apply for recertification.
  • EMT/Paramedic Test Sites for National Registry Exams
    • Pearson Vue - click on View Pearson Professional Center Locations.
EMT TRAINING PROGRAMS

Student Alert: Before enrolling in an approved paramedic training program be sure to find out the date by which the paramedic training program must be accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Professions and whether the program will be accredited by the required date. Any student graduating from a non-accredited paramedic program after the date by which the program should have been accredited, may be ineligible for licensure. The required date for accreditation for each training program is noted on the Approved Paramedic Training Program list under Accreditation Status. To find out whether the training program will be accredited by the required date, you should contact the local EMS agency which is the approving authority for the paramedic training program.

EMT
Advanced EMT (AEMT)
  • Advanced EMT Regulations   [PDF]   [Word]
  • Advanced EMT Skills Verification Form   [PDF]   [Word]
    • Instructions for Advanced EMT Skills Form   [PDF]   [Word]
EMT Central Registry: Information for Certifying Entities

Only Certifying Entities can access the registry. 

EMTs and AEMTs in need of certification information should contact their local EMS agency and refer to the EMT Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.

EMT Certification Requirements and Fees

EMT Certification Action Changed Certifying Entity New Live Scan Required EMSA Fee   Requirements
         
Initial Certification N/A Yes $75 DOJ and FBI Live Scan Verified by Certifying Entity and OK 
        Application Complete and Signed  
        NREMT Exam Taken and Passed  
       
Renewal No No $37 DOJ and FBI Live Scan Verified and OK  
        Application Complete and Signed  
        Cont. Education (24 Hours Approved CE)  
        Skills Competency Form Submitted  
         
Renewal Yes Yes $75 DOJ and FBI Live Scan Verified by New Certifying entity and OK  
        Application Complete and Signed  
        Cont. Education (24 Hours Approved CE)  
        Skills Competency Form Submitted  
         
Reinstatement less than 12 Months No No $37 DOJ and FBI Live Scan on-file and OK  
        Application Complete and Signed  
        Cont. Education (36 Hours Approved CE)  
        Skills Competency Form Submitted  
         
Reinstatement less than 12 months Yes Yes $75 DOJ and FBI Live Scan Verified by Certifying Entity and OK  
        Application Complete and Signed  
        Cont. Education (36 Hours Approved CE)  
        Skills Competency Form Submitted  
         
Reinstatement greater than 12 months N/A Yes $75 DOJ and FBI Live Scan Verified by Certifying Entity and OK  
        Application Complete and Signed  
        Cont. Education (48 Hours Approved CE)  
        Skills Competency Form Submitted  
        NREMT Exam Passed within 2 years
         
Reinstatement greater than 24 months N/A Yes $75 DOJ and FBI Live Scan Verified by Certifying Entity and OK
        Application Complete and Signed  
        NREMT Exam Taken and Passed  

 

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