EMT Certification & Recertification
INITIAL CA EMT CERTIFICATION
  1. Successfully complete an EMT program.
  2. Obtain an approved CPR card.
  3. Obtain your National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certificate.
  4. Have a valid CA driver's license.
  5. Complete a Live Scan background check at a Live Scan Agency location.
  6. Complete SLO EMSA EMT application.
  7. Pay $103 application fee.
CA EMT RE-CERTIFICATION
  1. Complete SLO EMSA EMT application.
  2. Have valid CPR card
  3. Complete a Skills Verification Form.
  4. Have a valid CA driver's license.
  5. Complete 24 hours of CE, or a 24 hour EMT refresher course
  6. After July 1st, 2019, complete an approved EMT training in epinephrine auto-injector, naloxone, and finger stick glucometer
  7. Livescan background check is NOT required IF certification has been previously done through County of SLO EMS Agency
  8. Pay $65 application fee (if not previously certified through County of SLO re-certification candidate must pay initial fee).
  9. Packet may be submitted by email (mpinney@co.slo.ca.us) or in-person at the EMS Agency (walk-in hours, or appointment).  
    Following receipt of an emailed application you will be called for payment.
COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO HEALTH AGENCY
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION
Working to assure that our county’s residents and visitors receive optimal prehospital care on a daily basis and protection during public health emergencies.
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Last updated
5/23/2019
Walk in hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 0900 - 1100


Email your application packet, or request appointment for
walk-in: mpinney@co.slo.ca.us
Fax your application packet: 805-788-2517
All certifications and re-certifications may take up to 45 days

QUESTIONS?  See our
FAQ page
To ensure all recertification's for active EMT's are completed on time,
please turn in completed packet with all necessary attachments at least 3-4
weeks prior to your expiration date listed on your current EMT card.
IMPORTANT - New EMT recertification requirements will go into
effect July 1st, 2019.  Please see the System-Wide Memo below!