PARAMEDIC LICENSURE

 

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. 

EMSA recommends anyone able to continue their initial or renewal license process to do so electronically via the online licensing system.  Reinstatement applications must be received by mail.

Governor Newsom’s Executive Order dated March 30, 2020, allows EMSA to suspend statutory and regulatory requirements for EMS Personnel to ensure the continued operation of emergency medical systems during the COVID-19 outbreak.  EMSA Director Dr. Dave Duncan has adopted a policy regarding EMS licensure, certification, and training to implement the Executive Order.


COVID-19: PARAMEDIC LICENSURE UPDATES

  • All March, April, May and June paramedic license expiration dates are now extended to July 31, 2020.   This change will not affect cardholders regularly scheduled renewal cycles.

  • Initial and reinstatement applicants unable to take the NREMT paramedic level psychomotor examination due to the national COVID-19 pandemic, may provide one of the following to receive a temporary Active-Restricted paramedic license:

    – proof of active NREMT provisional certification; or
    – proof of successfully passing the NREMT written (knowledge) exam; or
    – proof of successfully passing the NREMT written Assessment (knowledge) exam.

  • Active-Restricted paramedic license cardholders are required to submit proof of successfully passing the NREMT skills psychomotor exam to EMSA no later than January 31, 2021.  This date may be extended based on examination availability.

  • If an Active-Restricted paramedic license cardholder does not provide proof of successfully passing the NREMT skills psychomotor exam by the EMSA-established deadline, the license status will change to inactive.

  • Active-Restricted paramedic licensees will not be issued paramedic cards.  Verification of their license status may be printed and viewed online through the Central Registry Public Look-Up.

  • Although some Live Scan facilities have closed, many remain open or are offering remote Live Scan services. Please visit the CA Department of Justice website.  For updated information regarding Live Scan facility availability and locations.
  • Please continue to check the NREMT website through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians COVID-19 Updates for examination and certification information.

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.

Paramedic License Fee Increase

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, paramedic license application fees will increase by $25.00.  The following is a list of the new fees:

Initial In-State Paramedic License Application:  $275.00

Initial Out-of-State Paramedic License Application:  $325.00

Initial Challenge Paramedic License Application:  $325.00

Renewal Paramedic License Application:  $225.00

Reinstatement Paramedic License Application:  $275.00


Popular Links

Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Licensing Information
Central Registry (Verify a paramedic license or EMT, AEMT, Lay-Person Epinephrine Certification)

Paramedic Applications


ADDITIONAL PARAMEDIC INFORMATION

Renewal Deadlines Table

Reinstatement (Lapsed License) Applications Requirements Table

PARAMEDIC TRAINING

CALIFORNIA APPROVED PARAMEDIC CONTINUING EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA APPROVED PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAMS

PARAMEDIC TESTING – NREMT (National Registry of EMTs)

PARAMEDIC ACCREDITATION

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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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).
Locate your LEMSA
Or visit the EMT page