PARAMEDIC LICENSURE

The State of California requires all persons that provide paramedic level scope of practice emergency medical services to obtain a valid state issued paramedic license. UPDATE: Paramedic Renewals* (non-audit, no new disclosures) are now processed same-day via the Online Licensing System below! Submit your Renewal Application today. Expedite Initial application review by skipping the accounting line. Submit your paramedic initial application via the Online Licensing System. 

Online Paramedic Licensing

*Lapsed License/Reinstatement applications are not currently accepted through the online licensing system and must be submitted by mail. Visit our Forms page to download the Reinstatement Application.

All licensure fees are Non-Refundable.

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COVID-19 UPDATES The California EMS Authority (EMSA) Licensure unit remains operational during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) statewide emergency.  We are committed to providing graduates and licensees continued licensure services. Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-35-20 (pdf) , N-08-21 (pdf) , N-17-21 (pdf) and N-21-21 (pdf), the EMS Authority has suspended statutory and regulatory requirements for EMS personnel and EMS training program providers. For more information, see Policy to Implement the Governor Executive Order Regarding EMS Licensure, Certification and Training (pdf).

Paramedics & Static Site Facilities EMS personnel assigned to California static site facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic shall adhere to the Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement Public Health Officer Order, dated December 22, 2021, requiring all healthcare workers who provide services or work in facilities (static sites) be vaccinated for COVID-19.  For additional information please review their FAQs: Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement Public Health Officer Order. View our COVID-19: Paramedic Licensure Fact Sheet (pdf)

Out-of-State Paramedic COVID Response Authorization Out-of-state paramedics interested in responding to assist with the COVID pandemic in California must have a medical facility, telehealth agency or staffing agency complete an Out-of-State Authorization form for consideration.

For additional information, please contact us at Janet.Lago@emsa.ca.gov or COVID19@emsa.ca.gov.

PARAMEDIC APPLICATIONS

ADDITIONAL PARAMEDIC INFORMATION

PARAMEDIC ACCREDITATION

California has not adopted the NCCP model yet; therefore, the NREMT “Traditional” recertification model remains available for California paramedics.

PARAMEDIC TESTING – NREMT (National Registry of EMTs)

PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAMS and CONTINUING EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA APPROVED PARAMEDIC CONTINUING EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA APPROVED PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAMS

REINSTATEMENT (LAPSED LICENSE) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Reinstatement (Lapsed License) Application Requirements Table

RENEWAL AND LATE FEE ASSESSMENT DEADLINES
Renewal Timeline Table

OTHER PARAMEDIC INFORMATION

If you have any questions please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or send an e-mail to the Paramedic Licensure Unit at paramedic@emsa.ca.gov.

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CONTACT US

Paramedic Mailing Address:
California Emergency Medical Services Authority
Paramedic Licensure Program
10901 Gold Center Drive, Ste. 400
Rancho Cordova, CA. 95670-6073
Email: paramedic@emsa.ca.gov

Paramedic Licensure:
Phone: 916-323-9875 / 916-324-2875(fax)

CONTACT LEMSA

EMT/Advanced-EMT Certification:

Contact your Local EMS Authority (LEMSA).
Or visit the EMT page