EMT Certification and Recertification


Description

To become a Certified EMT or to recertify an existing EMT Certification follow the below instructions.

To Qualify

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be accepted
 
Live Scan, Skill Competency  Verification and EMT Supplemental Certification Application, can be found at the bottom of this page.
 
As of July 1, 2010 all initial and recertification for EMTs are required to have a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Live Scan background check.
 
PAPER APPLICATIONS WERE DISCONITNUED EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2015.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INITIAL EMT APPLICANTS
To be certified as an EMT in the State of California by Sacramento County you must complete and submit the following online:
  1. Apply online at https://actonline.saccounty.net and register as a new user.  Once you register your account, you will be able to log in and apply for your certification.  Online application instructions found here.
  2. Current and valid National Registry EMT - Basic card and certificate
  3. Current and valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Healthcare Provider card meeting 2010 American Heart Association standards or equivalent.
  4. Government issued photo identification (Drivers License or Passport)
  5. Notice of Disciplinary Causes.
  6. Supplemental Certification Application (If prior convictions) and all documents that pertain to prior conviction(s).
  7. Completed DOJ and FBI Live Scan Request Form, BCII 8016 -  Get Live Scan form here.
Please use the SCEMSA- specific Live Scan form on our website to take to a Live Scan location.
WE DO NOT PERFORM FINGERPRINTING IN OUR OFFICE FOR LIVE SCAN
 
OR
If you need assistance with the online process, bring all documents in person to:
 
Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency
9616 Micron Avenue, Suite 960
Sacramento, CA 95827
 Tuesday-Thursday 0800-1200
 
and we will assist  you with your online registration/application and uploading the documents.
 
Application approval times vary depending on the Live Scan processing times.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURRENT EMT RECERTIFICATION - CURRENT EMTs OR WITHIN SIX MONTHS - If you have previously certified with Sacramento County EMS Agency, you do NOT need to get a Live Scan/DOJ background check done.
 
To be recertified as an EMT in the State of California by Sacramento County  you must complete and submit online the following: 
  1. Go online at https://actonline.saccounty.net and register as a new user. Once you register your account, you will be able to log in and apply for your certification.  Online application instructions found here.
  2. As of July 1, 2010 all EMTs recertifying are required to have submitted to a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Live Scan background check.
  3. Twenty-four (24) hours of Continuing Education hours or an approved EMT Refresher Course.  Upload CE certificates to application.
  4. Skills competency verification form, EMSA-SCV (08/10), with original signatures. This form MUST be the current 08/10 version to be accepted.  Get Skills Competency form here.
  5. Government issued photo identification.
  6. Current and valid CPR for the Healthcare Provider card or equivalent.
  7. If you were previously certified with another EMS agency and not Sacramento County EMS Agency, then you need to get a DOJ and FBI Live Scan Request Form BCII 8016 for an EMT that has not previously submitted to a Live Scan background request for certification or recertification as an EMT in Sacramento County.
  8. Current or expired (within 6 months) California State EMT card.
  9. Notice of Disciplinary Causes. 
  10. Supplemental Certification Application (If prior convictions) and all documents that pertain to prior conviction(s).
INTRUCTIONS FOR EMT EXPIRED SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS
  1. All of the above.
  2. Additional 12 Continuing Education hours (total 36).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMT EXPIRED TWELVE TO 24 MONTHS
  1. All of the above.
  2. Additional 12 Continuing Education hours (total 48).
  3. Apply for and receive your National Registry EMT – Basic card.
  4. Submit to a DOJ and FBI Live Scan background check. Get Live Scan form here.
  5. Fees increase to initial certification cost of $100 total.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMT EXPIRED OVER 24 MONTHS
  1. Complete an EMT Course.
  2. Apply for and receive your National Registry EMT – Basic card.
  3. Submit to a DOJ and FBI Live Scan background check.  Get Live Scan form here.
  4. Follow Initial EMT process.

Cost

For EMT Certification - Pay cash, exact amount in the office or pay by credit card online.

  • Non-refundable SCEMS application fee of $40.00.
  • Non-refundable State of California Emergency Medical Services Agency EMT Central Registry fee of $75.00
  • Rush fee (If requested) $30.00

For EMT Recertification - Pay cash, exact amount in the office or pay by credit card online.      

  • Non-refundable SCEMS application fee of $40.00
  • Late fee (within 30 days of renewal) $30.00
  • Rush fee (if requested) $30.00 and
  • Non-refundable $37.00 State of California recertification fee for an EMT that previously submitted to a Live Scan background check for the purpose of certification or recertification as an EMT with Sacramento County,         
  • OR
  • Non-refundable $75.00 State of California EMT Central Registry fee for an EMT that has not previously submitted to a Live Scan background check for the purpose of certification or recertification as an EMT with Sacramento County.

 


Contact Information

9616 Micron Avenue Suite 960
Sacramento
CA
95827
(916) 875-9753
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