Paramedic Initial Accreditation


Paramedic Initial Accreditation
These requirements are for paramedics applying for accreditation in the County of San Diego. The applicant shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess a current State of California paramedic license.
  2. Possess a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course completion card.
  3. Successfully complete an accreditation workshop EMS orientation to local EMS system policies, procedures and other system features.
    • Training shall not be less than six (6) hours nor exceed twelve (12) hours in length and will be available through a San Diego County EMS approved provider.
  4. Paramedics may be issued 90-Day Provisional status pending the completion of #3 above.  Provisional status shall be allowed only once for a paramedic. See policy P-305 for more information.

Paramedic Initial Accreditation
Complete the Paramedic Initial Accreditation online application.

Copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded into the system:

  • ACLS Certification
  • State of CA paramedic license
  • If applicable, written explanations, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process

Online applications will not be processed until all the required documentation has been uploaded and the fee has been received by County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services.

Once the online application has been submitted and the EMS Agency has confirmed that the applicant meets all the criteria specified in Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4, Article 5, Section 100166 of the California Code of Regulations, an individual shall be accredited as a Paramedic in San Diego County.

Accreditation Services inquiries can be made by email to

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PLAN EARLY! It is the responsibility of each credentialed individual to start the application process at least 60 days prior to certification/accreditation expiration date.