Trng & CE

Continuing Education 

Training, and continuing education (CE) information for EMS provider personnel

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EMT CE Requirements

Course Provider: Must meet all of these criteria

 1.    Approved provider

  • Approved by CoSD EMS, CA EMSA, CECBEMS/CAPCE, or other state EMS Agency
  •  Further explanation can be found in Title 22

 2.    Limitations:

  • Must be taught by instructor for more than 50% or more of the courses
  • No more than 12 hours of CE in a 24 hour period
  • Each certificate must be a minimum of 1 hour long

                -   Hour increments: must be above 1 hour and may only be in 0.5 hr increments.

                -   Example of acceptable hour increments: 1.5 hrs; 2.5 hrs

                -   Example of unacceptable hour increments: 0.5 hr; 1.25 hrs

 3.    Provide documentation of passing the course

  • CE certificate (see additional requirements below)
  • Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Course Topic:


1.    Must be relevant to prehospital care

  • Prehospital/emergency care related

                -  Out-of-scope, but relevant topics are allowed

2.    Must meet National Registry Criteria


3.    CE hours may be applied to CE requirement for teaching an applicable course

4.    College-level physical, social and/or behavioral sciences

  • 1 Semester Unit = 15 CE hours
  • Quarter Unit = 10 CE hours

5.    A course may be repeated 1 time within a 12 month period for credit

  •  CE hour(s) will be granted for both attendance dates

CE Certificate:

1.    May not be used for more than one renewal (ex: CE may not be used for both 2016 and 2018                                 renewals)

2.    Must have the following information

  • Student’s name
  • Student’s State of CA Certification/License number
  • Course Title
  • Number of hours completed
  • EMS CE Provider number
  • Date of Completion
  • Provider/Agency’s name

3.    Date on Certificate: Will need to meet all of these criteria

  • Must be less than two years old
  • Must be within certification cycle

                Can be up to one month prior to effective date if application is submitted early



MICN CE Requirements

The above EMT CE requirements are comparable to the MICN CE requirements with the exception of:

1.    Further explanation can be found in County of San Diego EMS Policy P-303

2.    CE Courses cannot be completed online

3.    CE Course cannot be ACLS, PALS, or another national curriculum

4.    CE Courses must be San Diego prehospital focused (County of San Diego EMS Policy P-303 describes                limits)

EMS Training Programs

EMS Training Programs
for the County of San Diego

EMT - Paramedic*

EMSTA College
Southwestern Community College
Palomar Community College
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (Internal Employees Only)


(619) 593-6782
(619) 216-6750 x4443
(760) 744-1150 x8150
(619) 533-4300

EMT - Basic

EMSTA College

Grossmont Health Occupations

Healthcare Academy of California          

Institute of Healthcare Inc

National University Polytechnic Institute

Palomar Community College

San Diego Miramar College

Southwestern Community College           

U.S. Colleges                                               

U.S. Customs and Border Protection             (Fed. Homeland Security Employees only)



(619) 593-6782

(619) 956-4300

(760) 232-4050                                                           

(442) 222-5012

(858) 642-8600

(760) 744-1150 x8150

(619) 338-7937

(619) 216-6750 x4443

(619) 858-3480                                                             

(619) 956-2600                                                                                  

* Related Resources:
Out-of-County Paramedic Intern Protocol P-302
California EMSA Paramedic Licensure