EMS Certification and Accreditation

NEW ADDRESS

Beginning April 4, 2016, San Mateo County EMS Agency offices will be located at:

801 Gateway Blvd., 2nd Floor
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Main Phone: (650) 573-2564

Please check in at the main reception area located inside the main entrance of the first floor. Let reception know staff you are here you are here for certification/accreditation, and an EMS staff person will be paged down.

Hours/Dates of Office Operation

EMT-I and Paramedic applications will be accepted based on the following walk-in schedule:

Tuesdays, 8 am – 10 am & 2 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, 8 am – 10 am & 2 pm – 4 pm

No appointment is necessary. 

If you are unable to come during the hours listed above, please call (650) 573-2009 to schedule an alternative time.

Location

NEW ADDRESS: beginning April 4, 2016, San Mateo County EMS Agency offices will be located at:

801 Gateway Blvd., 2nd Floor
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Main Phone: (650) 573-2564

Please check in at the main reception area located inside the main entrance of the first floor. Let reception know staff you are here you are here for certification/accreditation, and an EMS staff person will be paged down.

Fees

The EMS Agency portion of certification and re-certification has changed.  Read more about these upcoming changes here.

Please note that due to changes in our accounting processes, the EMS Agency will no longer accept cash payments for EMT-I certification and EMT-P accreditation. Only payments by check or money order will be accepted (payable to San Mateo County EMS Agency).

Training & Education

For more information, please call (650) 573-2009.

Checklist: What You Will Need to Bring

EMT-1 Certification (Initial Certification in San Mateo County)

  • Completed EMT Application (Application)
  • Copy of EMT Course Completion Certificate
  • CPR/AED Card/American Heart Association/American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer
  • Completed Request for Live Scan Form (Link Inserted Here)
  • National Registry Card and proof of successful exam completion date
  • Driver’s License, California ID, or U.S. Passport

EMT-1 Recertification

  • Completed and signed EMT Application (Application)
  • Copy of current EMT Certification Card
  • CPR/AED Card/American Heart Association/American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer
  • Verification of EMT Skills Form
  • Verification of 24 hours of Continuing Education from a California Approved CE Provider (at least 12 hours must be instructor based)
  • Driver’s License, California ID, or U.S. Passport

Out of State EMT-1 Applicants

  • Contact Garrett Fahey at (650) 573-2009 for more information.

Paramedic Accreditation

  • Please contact your employer for the application process
  • Accreditation is only granted to paramedics employed by a San Mateo County ALS Provider

EMT-1 Certification