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Santa Clara County Certification, Accreditation and Credentialing

Published on: 8/6/2015 6:07 PM
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EFFECTIVE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015, THE EMS AGENCY WILL NO LONGER CONDUCT CREDENTIAL PROCESSING VIA PAPER APPLICATIONS.

ALL CREDENTIAL PROCESSING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE WEB BASED SANTA CLARA COUNTY EMS SYSTEM CREDENTIALING PORTAL THAT IS ACCESSIBLE BELOW.
 
 
Initial EMT Certification, Initial Paramedic Accreditation and all other Initial Credentials identification verification, payment processing, and personnel photographing will be conducted by appointment only. Please review and complete the appropriate Credential Checklist listed below prior to your appointment. 
 
Initial applicants must contact the EMS Agency at 408.885.4250 to schedule an appointment with the Professional Standards Unit. Appointments can be made Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm. 
 
EMT Recertification, Continuous Paramedic Accreditation and renewal of all other Credentials do not require the scheduling of an appointment and are handled Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm. Please review and complete the appropriate Credential Checklist listed below prior to your arrival at the EMS Agency.
 

EMT Certification

Obtaining your EMT is a three-step process. You must pass an EMT course and then take and pass the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) computer-based exam. You then must apply for California EMT certification through a local EMS Agency. 
 
Are you are interested in certifying as an EMT with the Santa Clara County EMS Agency? If yes, please review and complete the following:
 

 

EMT Recertification

Are you currently certified as an EMT in the State of California and are looking to recertify as an EMT with the Santa Clara County EMS Agency? If yes, please review and complete the following:

 

EMS System Identification Badge
 
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:
 

 

Paramedic Accreditation
 
Are you currently a Paramedic in the State of California and are looking to become an accredited paramedic in Santa Clara County? If yes, please review and complete the following:
 

 

Paramedic Continuous Accreditation

Are you looking to maintain continuous Santa Clara County Paramedic Accreditation? If yes, please review and complete the following checklist:

Paramedic Intern

Are you are applying to become a Paramedic Intern? If yes, please review and complete the following:
 

 

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 408.885.4250 or email emt_cert@phd.sccgov.org