Santa Clara County Certification, Accreditation and Credentialing

ALL CREDENTIAL PROCESSING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE WEB BASED SANTA CLARA COUNTY EMS SYSTEM CREDENTIALING PORTAL THAT IS ACCESSIBLE BELOW.

DUE TO COVID-19, NO WALK-INS WILL BE ADMITTED.  ALL CERTIFICATION ITEMS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Initial EMT Certification, Initial Paramedic Accreditation and all other Initial Credentials identification verification, payment processing, and personnel photographing will be conducted by appointment only.

Livescans should ONLY be completed AFTER you have applied for a certification, or accreditation.  If a livescan is needed, the EMS Agency will send you the form for completion.

Please review and complete the appropriate Credential Checklist listed below prior to your appointment.

Appointments are only available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm. To schedule an appointment please contact the EMS Agency at 408-794-0605 or 408-794-0606.

    Obtaining your EMT is a three-step process.

    1. You must pass an EMT course 
    2. Take and pass the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) computer-based exam. 
    3. You then must apply for California EMT certification through a local EMS Agency. 

    Are you interested in certifying as an EMT with the Santa Clara County EMS Agency?
    If yes, please review and complete the following:

    ​Have you recently been hired or are you continuing employment with an approved Prehospital Care Provider in Santa Clara County?

    If yes, you will need to apply for an EMS System Identification Badge. Please review and complete the following:

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    If you still have questions after reviewing each policy and checklist for your level of certification please contact the Santa Clara County EMS Agency at 408.794.0600 or email [email protected]

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