Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
For questions regarding Los Angeles County policies or FAQs regarding certification
or continuing education requirements or courses please refer to the L.A. County EMS Agency website. Often, candidates have questions regarding legal issues that may prevent them from
licensure or are in need of recertification and need information regarding the requirements
for recertification. Disciplinary actions are contained within section 1798.200. Certification issues are addressed in Article 5 of the Health and Safety Code, paragraph
For information regarding legal aspects of EMT-B and Paramedic certification and licensure, please see the Health and Safety Code regulations at the California EMS Authority website.
All EMT-Basic and Paramedic candidates now must pass the National Registry of EMTs exam to be certified (EMT-B) or licensed (Paramedic). For information regarding testing sites, fees and practice exams, please see the following: National Registry of EMTs
Mt. SAC’s EMS Programs work closely with our Fire Science Program. Our goal is to foster the relationship between medical and fire suppression crews and to encourage the type of discipline that is needed in these demanding professions. Please see our Fire Tech site.
In addition to ground transport, EMS providers are utilized in flight, rescue, special event and international medical aid. A few sources are listed for your interest:
San Bernardino Sheriff's Air Medics
International Assn. of Flight Paramedics
Set Medics L.A. (Ever dream of working in Hollywood?)
EMS1.com (...or in an international location...or just another state?)