About EMS

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As of January 3, 2017 walk-in service will no longer be available as all applications are now completed online.

Please see Certification & Accreditation for additional information.

 

San Diego County Emergency Medical Services is located at the corner of Mission Gorge and Glacier (the entrance is on Glacier) and houses the administrative office for EMS. As the regulatory agency for emergency medical services, EMS:

  • Certifies/accredits prehospital personnel 
  • Approves training programs for prehospital personnel
  • Designates participants in the countywide EMS system (base hospitals, advanced life support providers, trauma centers, etc.)
  • Monitors system activity with a large data collection network
  • Develops policies and protocols governing the delivery of emergency medical services in the county
  • Provides the framework for medical quality improvement activities.

Additionally, it provides services within two ambulance districts (County Service Areas 17 & 69) and implements numerous community education, prevention and research projects under the Community Health Statistics Unit.

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Office Closures, Holidays and Contacts

All certification applications are now completed online. WALK-IN SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
CoSD EMS Certification Services is CLOSED EVERY FRIDAY for all business transactions.
ONLY initial EMT certifications require an in-person office visit BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - EMS Certification staff will contact applicants to schedule appointments after completion of all online certification requirements are met including payment.

EMS office will be closed on the following holidays:

  • Monday, January 2, 2017 -  New Year's
  • Monday,  January 16, 2017 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 - Presidents Day
  • Friday, March 31, 2017 - César E. Chávez Day
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4, 2017 - Labor Day
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 & Friday, November 24, 2017 - Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 25, 2017 – Christmas
PLAN EARLY! It is the responsibility of each credentialed individual to start the application process at least 60 days prior to certification expiration date.
 

Reminder, as of January 3, 2017 walk-in service will no longer be available as all applications are now completed online. Please see Certification & Accreditation for additional information.

6255 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: 619-285-6429
Fax: 619-285-6531

Certification Services inquiries can be made by email toEMSCertifications.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov