EMT Certification Renewal


​​​Instructions for EMT Certification Renewal - Current EMTs or Lapse of Less Than 6 Months


  1. 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. ​

  2. EMT renewal requirements may be completed 6 months prior to the current certification expiration date. To renew certification as an EMT in the State of California by Sacramento County, the applicant must complete and submit the following: ​

    • 24 hours of Continuing Education hours or an approved EMT Refresher Course. CE courses are required to be no less than 1.0 hours (0.5 hour courses cannot be counted).​ Upload CE certificates to application.

    • 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

    • Current or expired (within 6 months) California State EMT card

    • Notice of Disciplinary Causes

    • ​​​​​Supplemental Certification Application (if prior convictions) and all documents that pertain to prior conviction(sIf changing certifying entities, complete a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Live Scan background check.  ​

    3. Pay the required fees. 
  • Once the above has been submitted, you will receive an email from Sacramento County confirming your application has been received. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your application to be processed. Application approval times vary.

  • ​​​If you need assistance with your application, please bring all documentation to our office during counter hours and we will assist you. Location and hours information is available on the SCEMSA Homepage.

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).

  • $30.00 Late fee (within 30 days of expiration)​,

    • ​​($75.00 State of California EMT Recertification 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 Expedited Processing fee (if requested)​

Fees may be paid by credit card online or with exact cash at the SCEMSA office.


 



 
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