Certification and Accreditation

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Welcome to The County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services Certifications and Accreditation Page.  Below, you will find information on applications, requirements for certification, and recertification information for EMS provider personnel.

 

 

California EMSA EMT 2010 project information: 

San Diego County EMS implemented changes July 1, 2010 as part of its compliance with CA Health & Safety Code, Division 2.5.  This resulted in changes to the certification process, including cost and time to process applications.  New fees and requirements, effective July 1, 2010, are posted below.  

 

CA Health & Safety Code, Division 2.5, Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act

 

Please contact the certification unit by email at EMSCertifications.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov

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EMS Certifications, Requirements & Fees

Walk-In Service for New and Renewal Certifications

  • Certification applications are accepted at The County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services office at 6255 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego CA 92120 Monday-Thursday from 8 am - 3 pm.
    • No applications are accepted on Friday
  • Completed application form and all required documentation must be submitted at the same time. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.
  • Fees may be paid by cash, personal check, cashier's check or money order.  Credit cards and ATM cards are not accepted.
  • Same day service is not guaranteed in which case payment of personal check, cashier's check or money order will be accepted.  Please be prepared with a stamped self-addressed envelope if you want the cards mailed to you.

Mail-In Service for Renewal Certifications (not available for new applicants)

  • Renewal Certifications can be submitted six (6) months prior to the expiration date.  
  • Mail-in renewals must arrive at EMS a minimum of 60 days prior to the expiration date to guarantee timely receipt of your new card.                                                                          
  • Please include:
    • Digital photo or send via email.
    • Check, cashier’s check or money order for total due. Cash is not accepted by mail.
    • Signed application and other recertification documents. Incomplete applications may be returned.
    • A stamped self-addressed envelope.

EMT Certification (NO MAIL-IN SERVICE FOR NEW APPLICANTS)

  • Current EMT Training Center Course Completion
  • Current National Registry EMT (NREMT) Certificate
  • Current NREMT Card
  • Current CPR Card (Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer)
  • Live Scan Results (Background check)
  • $92.00 ($75 state fee plus $17 county fee)

EMT Recertification

  • Current State of California EMT Card and County EMT Card or Driver's License
  • Current CPR Card (Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer)
  • Current State of California Skills Competency Verification Form (with instructions)
  • 24 hours of authorized CE's or 24 hour approved refresher class
  • If you have not all ready done so, Live Scan Results (Background check)
  • $54.00 ($37 state fee plus $17 county fee)

AEMT Certification

  • Current AEMT Training Center Course Completion 
  • Current CPR Card (Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer)
  • Live Scan Results (Background check)
  • National Registry AEMT Card
  • National Registry AEMT Certification
  • $92.00 ($75 state fee plus $17 county fee)

AEMT Recertification  

  • Current State of California AEMT Card and County AEMT Card or Driver's License
  • Current CPR Card (Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer)
  • Current State of California Skills Competency Verification Form (with instructions)
  • 36 hours of authorized CE's or 36 hour approved refresher class
  • If you have not all ready done so, Live Scan Results (Background check)
  • $54.00 ($37 state fee plus $17 county fee)

Paramedic Accreditation or Renewal of Accreditation  

  • Current County Paramedic Card or Driver's License
  • Current ACLS Card
  • Current State of California Paramedic License
  • Paramedic Training Course completion certificate for new applicants
  • Certificate of Completion from a County approved Accreditation Workshop (if trained out of County)
  • $17.00

MICN Certification  

  • Current Course Completion of MICN Training
  • Current ACLS Card
  • Current California Registered Nurse License
  • $17.00

MICN Recertification

  • Current MICN Card or Driver's Licence
  • Current State of California Registered Nurse License
  • 24 hours of Continuing Education
  • $17.00

County of San Diego EMS System ID Card

  • Current State of California EMT Card
  • Current Out of County EMT-B card
  • Current CPR Card (Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer)

 *Fees may be paid by cash, check or money order.  Credit cards and ATM cards are not accepted.

 †See the Education and Training page for approved CE providers.

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Essential Additional Requirements:

 

Live Scan Requirement for all EMTs

 

Misdemeanor or Felony Convictions

Have you ever had a Prehospital License, Certification, Authorization or Accreditation placed on probation, suspension, denied or revoked? If your License, Certification, Authorization or Accreditation is currently on probation, suspension or under investigation, please attach a written explanation that describes the incident, and any corrective action, and/or remediation as a result of this incident to your County of San Diego EMS Application.

Quarterly Reporting Form for EMTs on Probation

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Links

 

For more information phone 619-285-6429.