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.
CVEMSA no longer offers drop-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
EMT Certification of Individuals with Criminal Conviction History (pdf)
Initial EMT Certification
Do you want to practice as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in the State of California? You must obtain certification from a Local EMS Agency. CVEMSA is the Local EMS Agency for Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
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 applicants with out-of-state certification or NREMT certificate holders who want to certify in California please call (707)565-6501, or email us for details.
Forms and Resources
EMT application form (pdf)
Live Scan form (pdf)