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.
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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.
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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.
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