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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 (08-10) 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 Regulations   [PDF]   [Word]
  • EMTs and AEMTs Deployed to California on Mutual Aid   [DOC]
  • EMT Skills Verification Form   [PDF]   [Word]
    • Instructions for Skills Form      [Word]
  • Request for Approval Undefined Scope of Practice   [PDF]
  • EMT Frequently Asked Questions (Includes Reciprocity Information)
  • Transition courses for NREMT;
    • EMSA Approved Online Transition Course Annoucement [PDF]
    • LEMSA Approved local site transition courses [PDF]
    • Suggested NREMT Transition Course Curriculum for Local EMS Agencies [PDF]
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.

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