Paramedic


Paramedic Initial Accreditation

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Paramedic Initial Accreditation process:

Prepare your documents on the device you will complete your application from (JPG or PDF format works best). This will make the process smoother.

  1. Application:    Paramedic Initial Accreditation online application
  2. Upload as requested:
    • Current government-issued photo ID (examples: Driver’s License, Passport, military ID card)
    • Current California State-issued Paramedic license
    • Current ACLS card
    • Paramedic Training Course certificate

        If trained outside of San Diego County, or trained more than 12 months ago, the CoSD Paramedic                Accreditation Workshop is required within 90 days of application. Provisional accreditation may be            issued one time only. See policy P-305 for more information

If applicable, written explanations, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process.

          3.  Digitally sign and submit your application

          4.  Pay your application fees (at this point, your completed application will appear in the County of San                         Diego queue for processing)

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

The application process may take up to forty-five (45) days from the date a completed application is received. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email notifying you that you may log in to your profile to print your County of San Diego Paramedic ID card. This accreditation is valid throughout the County of San Diego.

Certification Services inquiries can be emailed to:   EMSCertifications.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov

Reinstatements are now processed using the Paramedic Initial and Reinstatement Application.

To reinstate an expired Accreditation, please prepare the following documents:

  1. Application:    Paramedic Initial and Reinstatement Accreditation online application
  2. Upload as requested:
    • Current government-issued photo ID (examples: Driver’s License, passport, military ID card)
    • Current California State-issued Paramedic license
    • Current ACLS card
    • If applicable, written explanations, court records and/or police reports as requested during the            application process.
    • If expired more than 12 months, CoSD Paramedic Accreditation Workshop certificate of     completion is required. *Reinstatement of your accreditation will not be issued without this     document.

          3. Sign and submit your application

          4. Pay your application fees (at this point, your completed application will appear in the County of San                       Diego queue for processing)

Accreditation Services inquiries can be made by email to EMSCertifications.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.

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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.

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