Certification and Accreditation

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Welcome to Emergency Medical Services's Page for certifications and accreditation. 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.  

 

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EMS Certifications, Requirements & Fees* 

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

  • 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)
  • 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
    • 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 AEMT Card
    • 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 ACLS Card
    • Current State of California Paramedic License
    • 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 State of California Registered Nurse License
    • 24 hours of Continuing Education
    • $17.00

 *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.

 

Mail-In Recertification Processing

  • To guarantee timely receipt of your new card, Mail-in renewals must arrive at EMS a minimum of 60 days prior to the expiration date.                                                                             
  • Please include:
    • Digital photo or send via email to:michelle.silva@sdcounty.ca.gov
    • Check, cashier’s check, or money order for total due
    • A stamped self-addressed envelope plus recertification documents
    • NEW CERTIFICATION MAIL-IN NOT AVAILABLE

 

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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.