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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

Important Notice. Due to changes in state regulations regarding the issuance of EMT certificates, applications may take up to 30 days to process. In some cases additional processing time may be needed for issues related to background investigations.

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EMT Certification FAQ: Background Checks

EMT Certification FAQ

EMT Certification of Individuals with Criminal Conviction History (pdf)


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.

EMT Recertification
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)

EMS Certification & Accreditation Fee Schedule

Live Scan Locations

EMT Certification FAQ: Background Checks

EMT Certification FAQ

EMT Certification of Individuals with Criminal Conviction History (pdf)

EMS Policy #2008: Certification and Accreditationpdf

EMS Policy #2009: EMT Certificationpdf

Skills Competency Verification Form (pdf)

National Registry of EMTs (NREMT)

California Emergency Medical Services Authority

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