EMT Information

Please review the following information regarding EMT Certification:

  Submit your complete application by filling out the form
which corresponds to your certification type:    
EMT Certification         
Services SBCEMSA FEE
Effective 07.01.2020
State Fee New Total 
Effective 07.01.2020
 
Initial EMT Certification $116.00 $75.00 $191.00
EMT Certification Renewal $59.00 $37.00 $96.00
EMT Certification Renewal:
Changing Certifying Entity
$116.00 $75.00 $191.00 
 EMT Certification Reinstatement
(12 months laspse)
$116.00 $75.00 $191.00 


EMT Initial Certification - $191.00

ALL initial EMT certifications require a Live Scan PRIOR to submitting your application.
In addition to the rolling fee, the State of California fee is $32.00 and the FBI fee is $17.00.
NOTE: When a Live Scan is completed the electronic results sent to the EMS Agency are only held for 2 months.

Live Scan Location and Application: 

A complete application includes ALL of the following:

  • Completed EMT Application
  • COPY (front and back) of Valid Health Care Provider CPR Card
  • COPY (front and back) of Valid Driver License or another government issued photo ID.  
  • COPY (front and back) of EMT Course Completion Record (issued within the past two years).  
  • COPY (front and back) of Valid National Registry Certification Card AND certificate
  • COPY Live Scan Application

    EMT Certification Renewal - $96.00

    1. IF changing certifying entities or have an expired license for over 12 months, you MUST get a Live Scan done PRIOR to submitting your application.  
    2. NOTE: The electronic Live Scan results sent to the SBCEMS Agency are only valid for two months.

    3. A complete application includes ALL of the following::
      • Completed  EMT Application
      • COPY (front and back) of Valid Health Care Provider CPR Card
      • COPY (front and back) of Valid Driver License or another government issued photo ID.  
      • COPY (front and back) of Current EMT Card 
      • COPIES of each CE Certificate totaling 24 hours of continuing education* OR 
      • COPY of 24 hour refresher course certificate*
        NOTE: 12 of the 24 Hours of CEs must be instructor based
      • COPY of EMT Skills Competency Verification Form EMT Skills verification form . WAIVED for the duration of the COVID Pandemic
        This form must be completed by an EMT Instructor or an approved EMT Continuing Education Provider, with a valid provider number.
        *24 hours MUST have been completed within your certification cycle.
        Example: EMT certificate valid 08/01/2016 with expiration date 07/31/2018, ALL CE's must have been completed after 08/01/2016 but before 07/31/2018. 
        All EMT CEs must have an approved EMT CE provider number.

    Lapsed EMT certification:

    For a lapse of less than six (6) months

    • Twenty-four (24) CE hours from an approved CE provider or 24 hour refresher course from an approved EMT training program (within 24 months of application date)
    • COPY (front and back) of Valid Health Care Provider CPR Card
    • COPY (front and back) of Valid Driver License or another government issued photo ID.  
    • COPY (front and back) of Current EMT Card 
    • COPIES of each CE Certificate totaling 24 hours of continuing education* OR 
    • COPY of 24 hour refresher course certificate* NOTE: 12 of the 24 Hours of CEs must be instructor based
    • Completed application form
    • Completed skills competency form
    • Background check, if changing certifying entities

    Lapse of greater than six (6) mo. but less than twelve (12) months

    • Thirty-six (36) CE hours from an approved CE provider or 24 hour refresher course from an approved EMT training program plus 12 hours of CE (within 24 months of application date) 
    • COPY (front and back) of Valid Health Care Provider CPR Card
    • COPY (front and back) of Valid Driver License or another government issued photo ID. 
    • COPY (front and back) of Current EMT Card
    • COPIES of each CE Certificate totaling 36 hours of continuing education* OR
    • COPY of 24 hour refresher course certificate and each individual CE for the additional 12 hours* NOTE: 18 of the 36 Hours of CEs must be instructor based
    • Completed application form
    • Completed skills competency form
    • Background check, if changing certifying entities 

    Lapse of twelve (12) months or more

    • Forty-eight (48) CE hours from an approved CE provider or 24 hour refresher course from an approved EMT training program plus 24 hours of CE (within 24 months of application date) 
    • COPY (front and back) of Valid Health Care Provider CPR Card
    • COPY (front and back) of Valid Driver License or another government issued photo ID. 
    • COPY (front and back) of Current EMT Card
    • COPIES of each CE Certificate totaling 48 hours of continuing education* OR
    • COPY of 24 hour refresher course certificate and each individual CE for the additional 24 hours * NOTE: 24 of the 48 Hours of CEs must be instructor based
    • Completed application form
    • Completed skills competency form
    • Background check required
    • Pass the NREMT exams within two (2) years of the application date (unless possess current and valid EMT, AEMT or paramedic NREMT certificate OR current and valid AEMT certificate or paramedic license)