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Emergency Medical Technician - Recertification

Emergency Medical Technician Recertification – 24 Hours Continuing Education (California)

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To be recertified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of California you must complete and submit the following:

Instructions for Current EMT or within six months of expiration:

  1. As of July 1, 2010 all EMTs recertifying are required to have a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Live Scan background check.
  2. 24 hours of continuing education or an approved EMT refresher course (24 hours).
  3. Skills Competency Verification form, EMSA-SCV (08/10), with original signatures. This form must be the current 08/10 version to be accepted.
  4. Current and valid CPR for the Healthcare Provider card or equivalent.
  5. DOJ and FBI Live Scan Request Form BCII 8016 for an EMT that has not previously submitted to a Live Scan background request for certification or recertification as an EMT in the county you wish to work.

Instructions for EMT expired 6-12 months:

  1. All of the above.
  2. Additional 12 continuing education hours (36 total).

Instructions for EMT expired 12-24 months:

  1. All of the above.
  2. Additional 12 Continuing Education hours (48 total).
  3. Apply for and receive your National Registry EMT – Basic card.
  4. Submit to a DOJ and FBI Live Scan background check.

Instructions for EMT expired over 24 months:

  1. Complete an EMT Course.
  2. Apply for and receive your National Registry EMT – Basic card.
  3. Submit to a DOJ and FBI Live Scan background check.
  4. Follow Initial EMT process.

Course Content

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related Pharmacology 
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