Education and Training

Training, and continuing education information for EMS provider personnel.

  • For further office information see About EMS

EMS Training Centers for the County of San Diego

EMT - Paramedic

EMSTA College 619-593-6782
Southwestern Community College 619-216-6750 x4443
Palomar Community College 760-744-1150 x8150


Out-of-County Paramedic Intern Protocol P-302

California EMSA Paramedic Training Website


EMT - Basic

Borrego Springs Fire Dept. 760-767-5436
EMSTA College 619-593-6782
Grossmont Health Occupations 619-956-4300
Healthcare Academy of California 760-232-4050
Miramar Community College 619-221-2142
National University Polytechnic Institute 1-800-432-3483
Palomar Community College 760-744-1150 x8150
Southwestern Community College 619-216-6750 x4443
U.S. Customs and Border Protection* (*open to Federal  Homeland Security Employees only) 619-661-3257



 Continuing Education

All CE's used for recertification must be issued from an approved State of California CE provider (see links to lists below).

Please note: It is the responsibility of the EMT, Paramedic or MICN to be familiar with the continuing education requirements, for initial certification or renewal, for the State of California. Requirements vary state to state.

Failure to provide all required information, including evidence that submitted CE for recertification has State of California CE provider approval, will result in a delay and/or return of the application.

Community News:

  • The filing period for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE’s) Fire Fighter II (Paramedic) Examination Bulletin is open.  The final filing date is May 5, 2014.  The examination bulletin includes important information on who should apply, filing instructions, salary information, minimum qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the civil service classification, and more.  Please pay close attention to details provided in the examination bulletin.  Veterans’ preference credits apply.  For additional information specific to the Fire Fighter II (Paramedic) examination, applicants may contact Arcelia Espinoza at (916) 445-7890.
Links (external websites)

Other county's websites: 


For CE Provider information contact Diane Royer at 619-285-6429.