Online paramedic licensing is now available! CLICK HERE to access the online system.

Paramedic Initial, Challenge, and Renewal applications are accepted online. Reinstatement of a lapsed license must be mailed or hand-delivered to EMSA. Click here for reinstatement information.

Thank you for your interest in applying for your initial and/or renewal paramedic license online. The following are some resources to assist you

How to Submit an Initial Application Online

1. How do I create my account as a first-time user?

Click the “Register a New Account” button and complete the “Last Name” and “SSN/ITIN” fields to locate any existing records in the licensing system.

You must complete the search process, even if you currently do not hold an EMS professional license or certificate with the state.

Once the search is complete, you may proceed with creating your account.

2. How do I submit an initial application?

Login to your account and click the “Apply for a License” button at the bottom of the page.

Thoroughly complete each page in the application process. Incomplete sections require licensure staff to verify information with other individuals/organizations. This adds multiple days to the review process.

Provide accurate residential and mailing addresses (P.O. Boxes are not accepted in lieu of a residential address).

Complete your education information (required).

If currently employed, complete your employment information.

Answer all conviction/certification history questions and complete a Detailed Disclosure form for any question with an answer of “Yes”. You may upload this form on the “Upload Documents” page, along with your other required documentation.

When uploading documents, you must submit each required item as a separate, uploaded attachment.

YOU MUST UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS INDIVIDUALLY
Failure to do so will result in a deficiency letter and require submission of individual documents in .pdf files via email which staff must upload manually, adding days to your application review process.

Once complete, submit your payment using a debit card or credit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo.

Once submission is complete, you should be able to see your pending application on the Home Page of the online licensing system.

3. How long does the review process take?

Online application review and processing occurs within ten to twelve business days (EMSA is closed on weekends and holidays) of online application submission.

How to Renew Your License Online

1. How do I create my account as a first-time user?

Click the “Register a New Account” button and complete the “Last Name” and “SSN/ITIN” fields to locate any existing records in the licensing system.

Once the search is complete, you may proceed with creating your account.

You may now login to submit your renewal application.

2. How do I renew my license online?

On the Licensing Home Page, click the “Renew a License” button to begin the renewal process.

Update your residential and mailing information (P.O. box addresses are only accepted for mailing information), employment information, and complete the required questionnaire.

A course log is not required. Instead, you will answer a questionnaire confirming your completion of 48 hours of continuing education during your licensure cycle.

You MUST sign and upload the Signature Attestation form, which is available on our Forms page.

Online application review occurs within five-to-seven business days of online application submission.

See EMSA’s Paramedic FAQ page for more information regarding renewal, deficiency notices, late fees, and Continuing Education information.

3. How do I know if my license renewal is selected for Audit?

While viewing your paramedic license information in the online licensing system, the “CE Audit” information on the right side of the panel is marked “Y” or “N”.

If the “CE Audit” answer is “Y”, the licensure software randomly selected your license renewal for audit. See the “How to Renew Your License Online When it is Marked for Audit” instructions for the online submission process and requirements.

4. How long does the review process take?

Online application review and processing occurs within five to seven business days (EMSA is closed on weekends and holidays) of online application submission.

How to Renew Your License Online When it is Marked for Audit

1. How do I create my account as a first-time user?

Click the “Register a New Account” button and complete the “Last Name” and “SSN/ITIN” fields to locate any existing records in the licensing system.

Once the search is complete, you may proceed with creating your account.

You may now login to submit your renewal application.

2. How do I know if my license renewal is selected for Audit?

While viewing your paramedic license information in the online licensing system, the “CE Audit” information on the right side of the panel is marked “Y” or “N”.

If the “CE Audit” answer is “Y”, the licensure software randomly selected your license renewal for audit. Please proceed with the renewal process, making sure to upload both proof of 48 hours of continuing education and your Signature Attestation page.

3. How do I submit my renewal application with CE certificates online?

The online licensing system link and user guides are available HERE. You may use the online licensing system to update your residential and mailing information (P.O. box addresses are only accepted for mailing information), employment information, and you may make the payment for your renewal.

A course log is not required. Instead, you will answer a questionnaire confirming your completion of 48 hours of continuing education during your licensure cycle.

You MUST sign and upload the Signature Attestation form, which is available on our Forms page.

You MUST upload your CE certificates or college transcripts (must be marked “official” by the program), for all 48 hours of CE taken within your licensure cycle.

See EMSA’s Paramedic FAQ page for more information regarding renewal, deficiency notices, late fees, and Continuing Education information.

Rosters, Cards and CE logs are not acceptable proof of continuing education unless they meet the certificate of completion requirements listed in your paramedic regulations (Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 11).

4. I’ve been selected for audit, what does this mean?

The licensure software randomly selects 10% of each month’s renewal candidates for audit. An audit consists of the licensure staff verifying all the continuing education (CE) hours you are submitting for your license renewal.

5. What do I need to provide for the audit?

You must provide CE certificates for all CE hours submitted for this renewal cycle.

If you are using EMS-approved courses taken in another state, you must provide CE certificates with information confirming they are approved in that state. The CE certificate or letter must list the state’s approval information. If CE certificates are unavailable, you may provide other verification such as an EMS Office or EMS Authority print out from the state’s web site showing the approved program

If you are using college courses, you must send in official transcripts. Colleges will not verify attendance due to student confidentiality.

Rosters, Cards and CE logs are not acceptable proof of continuing education unless they meet the certificate of completion requirements listed in your paramedic regulations (Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 11).

Paramedic Licensure Unit Contact Information:

California Emergency Medical Services Authority
Paramedic Licensure Program
10901 Gold Center Drive, Ste. 400
Rancho Cordova, CA. 95670-6073
Email: paramedic@emsa.ca.gov
Phone: 916-323-9875 / 916-324-2875(fax)

 

National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) Information 

Online Licensing Fact Sheet

Online Licensing Flyer

Online Paramedic Licensing System