EMT Certification Reinstatement


To reinstate certification as an EMT in the State of California by Sacramento County, the applicant must complete and submit the following:


  1. Go online at https://actonline.saccounty.net and apply.  Online application instructions found here.
  2. Upload the following:
    • Expired EMT Certification issued in California.
    • Successful completion of a twenty-four (24) hour refresher course from an approved EMT training program, and twelve (12) hours of continuing education, within the twenty-four (24) months prior to applying for renewal 

      (a) Thirty-six (36) hours of continuing education, within the twenty-four (24) months prior to applying for recertification/reinstatement, from an approved CE provider as outlined in the State of California Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 11.
    • Skills competency verification form, EMSA-SCV (01/17), with original signatures
      • This form must be the current 01/17 version to be accepted after July 1, 2017.  Obtain Skills Competency form here.
    • Government issued photo identification
    • Current CPR for the Healthcare Provider card or equivalent
    • Notice of Disciplinary Causes
    • Supplemental Certification Application (if prior convictions) and all documents that pertain to prior conviction(s)
  3. Pay the required fees.


If assistance is needed with the online process, bring all documents in person to:

Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SCEMSA)
9616 Micron Avenue, Suite 960
Sacramento, CA 95827

Tuesday-Thursday 0800-1200


We will assist with online registration/application and uploading documents.


Cost for EMT Renewal/Reinstatement

  • $48.00 SCEMSA application fee (Non-refundable)
  • $30.00 Late fee (within 30 days of expiration)
  • $30.00 Expedited Processing fee (if requested)

Fees may be paid by credit card online or with exact cash at the SCEMSA office.

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