Only candidates who are currently certified in Sacramento County are eligible for recertification.
Recertification: If the applicant is recertifying, the following must be uploaded:
Evidence of a valid and current license as a Registered Nurse in California.
Evidence of a valid and current ACLS card according to the standard of the AHA.
Evidence of a valid and current PALS card according to the standard of the AHA.
Government issued Photo Identification.
Provide proof of having 12 hours of continuing education approved by the local EMS Agency as follows:
a) Obtain a minimum of eight (8) hours instructor based credit of prehospital focused education. Prehospital focused education may be fulfilled by the following means:
1) Run reviews or prehospital focused education courses
2) SCEMSA Policy, Protocol, and Procedure Update Classes
b) Provide proof of completion of an Advanced Life support (ALS) emergency response vehicle observation experience consisting of direct observation of at least four (4) hours, which must include at least two (2) patient contacts in which the patient is assessed. If two (2) patient contacts are not completed, two )2) ALS scenarios will be conducted by the Paramedic within the four (4) hour observation period.
Evidence of the most current Sacramento County MICN certification card.
Proof of employment on Department Letterhead endorsed by the Manager or Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator of a Sacramento County Base Hospital emergency department.
AND those candidates seeking RECERTIFICATION with LAPSED certification (1 day- 12 months) shall also complete the following: Provide proof of an additional 1.0 Continuing Education Hours for each month in which there was a lapse.
Upload a passport type (2x2) professional photo of yourself or come in to SCEMSA during counter hours, and staff will take your photo for the SCEMSA Certification card.