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.
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 1, 2018 - New Year's
- Monday, January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Monday, February 19, 2018 - Presidents Day
- Friday, March 30, 2018 - César E. Chávez Day
- Monday, May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day
- Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Independence Day
- Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
- Monday, November 12, 2018 - Veterans Day
- Thursday, November 22, 2018 & Friday, November 23, 2018 - Thanksgiving
- Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – Christmas
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
Certification Services inquiries can be made by email toEMSCertifications.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov