Instructions for EMT Certification Reinstatement - 6 to 12 Month Lapse
- Go online at https://actonline.saccounty.net and apply. Online application instructions. DO NOT create a new account if you have previously created one to do an application. If you have difficulties logging in, please call our office or the Sacramento County Help Desk (916) 874-5555 for assistance.
- EMT reinstatement requirements in the State of California by Sacramento County, the applicant must complete and submit the following:
Expired EMT Certification issued in California.
Successful completion of a 24 hour refresher course from an approved EMT training program, and 12 hours of continuing education, within the 24 months prior to applying for renewal OR;
36 hours of continuing education, within the 24 months prior to applying for recertification/reinstatement, from an approved CE provider as outlined in the State of California Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 11. CE courses are required to be no less than 1.0 hours (0.5 hour courses cannot be counted).
Pay the required fees.
Completed Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Live Scan Request Form, BCII 8016.
Skills competency verification form, EMSA-SCV (01/17), with original signatures (This form must be the current 01/17 version to be accepted after July 1, 2017).
Beginning July 1, 2019, an EMT renewing his/her certification for the first time shall submit documentation of successful completion on the use of naloxone, epinephrine by auto-injector and glucometers. Please see additional information HERE.
Government issued photo identification (Driver's License, Passport, Military ID).
Current CPR for the Healthcare Provider card or equivalent
EMT Supplemental Certification Application (if prior convictions) and all documents that pertain to prior conviction(s)
Cost for EMT Renewal/Reinstatement
$50.28 SCEMSA application fee (non-refundable).
$37.00 State of California recertification fee for an EMT that has previously submitted to a Live Scan background check for the purpose of certification or recertification as an EMT with Sacramento County. (non-refundable) or
$75.00 State of California EMT Central Registry fee for an EMT that has not previously submitted to a Live Scan background check for the purpose of certification or recertification as an EMT with Sacramento County. (non-refundable)
$30.00 Late fee (within 30 days of expiration)
$30.00 Expedited Processing fee (if requested)
Fees may be paid by credit card online or with exact cash at the SCEMSA office.