California EMS Office Contact InfoCalifornia Office of EMS
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite #400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
California EMS Exams Information
California EMR Exams
After you have completed an EMR program, you must pass the National Registry EMR exam.
Find out more about the EMR National Registry exam here.
California EMT Exams
After you have completed your training, you must pass the National Registry (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor examinations and apply for certification.
Find out more about the EMT National Registry exam here.
California AEMT Exams
Pass a competency-based written and skills Advanced EMT certifying examination, complete the criminal history background check requirements, and comply with other reasonable requirements, as may be established by the State of California.
Find out more about the AEMT National Registry exam here.
California Paramedic Exams
Proof of passing the NREMT paramedic exams within the past two (2) years or current NREMT paramedic certification.
Find out more about the Paramedic National Registry exam here.
Requirements for California EMS Certification
EMR - Emergency Medical Responder
To become an EMR in the state of California, you must successfully complete an approved EMR training program.
EMT - Emergency Medical Technician
To become an EMT in the State of California, you will need to successfully complete an approved EMT training program. After you have completed your training, you must pass the National Registry (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor examinations and apply for certification. The certifying agency will inform you of additional requirements such as paying a fee and undergoing a background check using their agency form. Once you have passed the background check and met all requirements provided to you from the certifying entity, you will be assigned an EMT number from the State Central Registry and your EMT card will be issued. Until this process is complete, you may not work as an EMT in the State of California.
To learn more about EMT requirements in CA click here.
AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
To become an AEMT in the State of California, you will need to possess a current EMT certificate issued within the State of California. Have an Advanced EMT course completion record or other documented proof of successful completion of the topics contained in an approved Advanced EMT training program. Pass a competency-based written and skills Advanced EMT certifying examination, complete the criminal history background check requirements, and comply with other reasonable requirements, as may be established by the State of California.
To learn more about AEMT requirements in CA click here.
EMT-P - Paramedic
If your completed paramedic training was completed in the State of California, you will have to submit a complete and signed in state paramedic application. If your paramedic training was completed outside the State of California, your next step is to submit a complete and signed Initial Out-of-State Paramedic application packet and the required application fee payment to the Paramedic Licensure Unit; Live Scan, or fingerprint card, as applicable by type of applicant; Proof of passing the NREMT paramedic exams within the past two (2) years or current NREMT paramedic certification.
To learn more about Paramedic requirements in CA click here.
California EMS Programs
|EMT, Paramedic||American River College||10901 Gold Center Drive||Rancho Cordova||916-484-8902||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Bakersfield College||1801 Panorama Drive||Bakersfield||661-396-4113||website|
|EMR, EMT, Paramedic||Butte Community College||3536 Butte Campus Drive||Oroville||530-895-2487||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||California State University - CSUS Prehospital Education Program||3000 State University Drive East||Sacramento||916-278-4846||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||City College of San Francisco||1860 Hayes Street||San Francisco||415-561-1938||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||College of the Redwoods||220 F Street||Arcata||707-822-3353||website|
|Paramedic||College of the Siskiyous||800 College Avenue||
|EMT, Paramedic||Crafton Hills College||11711 Sand Canyon Road||Yucaipa||909-389-3220||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Cuesta College||PO Box 8106 Hwy 1||San Luis Obispo||805-546-2910||website|
|EMR, EMT, Paramedic||Foothill College||1070 Innovation Way||Sunnyvale||408-745-8031||website|
|EMR, EMT, Paramedic||Fresno County Department of Public Health||PO Box 11867||Fresno||559-600-3387||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Imperial Community College District||380 East Aten Road||Imperial||760-355-6183||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Las Positas College||3000 Campus Hill Drive||Livermore||415-812-8393||website|
|Paramedic||Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency||10100 Pioneer Blvd||Santa Fe Springs||562-347-1571||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Moreno Valley College - Riverside Community College||16888 Bundy Avenue||Riverside||951-571-6393||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Mt. San Antonio College||1100 North Grand Avenue||Walnut||909-274-5834||website|
|EMR, EMT, Paramedic||Napa Valley College||2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy||Napa||707-256-7632||website|
|Paramedic||NCTI - Bay Area (Livermore)||7543 Southfront Road||Livermore||925-454-6031||website|
|Paramedic||NCTI-Riverside||895 Marlborough Avenue||Riverside||951-683-2498||website|
|Paramedic||NCTI-Roseville||333 Sunrise Avenue||Roseville||916-960-6284 ext -26271||website|
|EMR, EMT, Paramedic||Palomar College||1951 E Valley Parkway||Escondido||760-744-1150 ext -8161||website|
|Paramedic||Point Loma Nazarene University/EMSTA College for EMS||11489 Woodside Avenue||Santee||619-383-6561||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Saddleback College||28000 Marguerite Parkway||Mission Viejo||949-582-4819||website|
|EMR, EMT, Paramedic||Santa Rosa Junior College||5743 Skylane Boulevard||Windsor||707-836-2917||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Southwestern College||900 Otay Lake Road||Chula Vista||619-216-6761||website|
|Paramedic||UCLA Paramedic Education Program||5220 Pacific Concourse Blvd||Los Angeles||310-680-1100||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||University of Antelope Valley||44055 North Sierra Highway||Lancaster||661-726-1911||website|
|EMT, Paramedic||Ventura College - School of Prehospital and Emergency Medicine||4667 Telegraph Road||Ventura||805-289-6367||website|
|Paramedic||Victor Valley College||18422 Bear Valley Road||Victorville||760-245-4271 ext -2738||website|