HOW DO I?
Published on November 15, 2016. Last modified on February 11, 2020
EMT CERTIFICATION & RENEWAL
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) provide basic life support at the scene of medical emergencies and during transport to emergency departments and specialty centers. Read more about the Monterey County EMS Agency's certification process below.
The Monterey County Emergency Medical Services Agency is the local authority for certifying Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) in the State of California. EMTs provide basic life support at the scene of medical emergencies and during transport to emergency departments and specialty centers. To be eligible for State EMT certification individuals need to complete an approved EMT training program and pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT basic exam. State EMT certification is issued by the EMS Medical Director and is recognized statewide.
A California Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal (FBI) background check is required for initial State EMT certification; or when there is a lapse of EMT certification greater than one year or transferring certification entity. After your LiveScan has been cleared it could take up to thirty (30) business days for the licensing specialist to process your application and issue your card.
Paramedic accreditation allows a California licensed paramedic to perform Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills and procedures. Read more about the Monterey County EMS Agency's accreditation process and requirements below.
State licensed paramedics practice in accordance with the policies and protocols of the Monterey County EMS Medical Director. Local paramedic accreditation is required for a paramedic to practice in Monterey County’s EMS System.
Paramedic accreditation allows a California licensed paramedic to perform the Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills and procedures approved by the Monterey County EMS Medical Director. Paramedic accreditation is limited to only those California licensed paramedics employed by an approved ALS provider. Local accreditation is renewed in conjunction with the state paramedic license process (normally renewed every two-years).
PREHOSPITAL TRAINING & CE PROGRAMS
Find information on approved training programs and continuing education courses for EMTs and Paramedics. Courses are approved by both the County of Monterey EMS Agency and the Emergency Medical Services Authority of California.
Training & Program Information