CVEMSA no longer offers walk-in services. Please contact us by phone or email for service. You may also use our web form to contact us.
EMT Certification FAQ: Background Checks
Initial EMT Certification
Do you want to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in the Coastal Valleys region? You must obtain certification from the agency.
To renew your EMT certification status every two years, you must keep your CPR certificate current, and take continuing education or refresher classes from an approved CE provider.
Lapsed EMT Certification
If you have been certified as an EMT in the past, but do not hold a current certification, you may be able to renew your certification status by following one of these procedures.
Initial Certification for Out-of-state EMTs
Do you have EMT certification outside of California? These are the steps to follow, and the materials needed to obtain your EMT certification.
Nationwide EMT Certification
Do you hold certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)? You must obtain California EMT certification by following the steps for initial certification for out-of-state EMTs.
Forms and Resources
EMT application form (pdf)
Live Scan form (pdf)