California

California EMS Office Contact Info

California Office of EMS

10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite #400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 322-4336
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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

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
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

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530-524-5864 website
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 562-556-2408 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
EMR, Paramedic WestMed College-San Jose 3031 Tisch Way San Jose 831-524-4332 website

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