OC EMS Licensure

Welcome to OC EMS Licensure, Certification & Accreditation.



New California Emergency Medical Technician application goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. For more information about changes to the EMT application, see our brief training video by clicking here.

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Replacement Cards ($25 each)

To replace a lost or stolen card, you will need to make an appointment with OCEMS and go to the office and complete an application in person.  There will be a $25 fee.


Now you can print your own cards!
Orange County Ambulance Driver / Attendant License ($85 for 2 year)

To qualify for Orange County Ambulance Driver / Attendant License, you must either be

  • A current Certified EMT in California OR
  • Applying for Accreditation along with your EMT Certification Application
  • You do NOT need to be certified through OCEMS to be OC Licensed
  • One application for both initial and renewal accreditation
California EMT Initial Certification ($200 for 2 years)
  • Never been EMT Certified in California OR
  • Renewing your EMT card through OCEMS but it was initially issued by another certifying body, such as ICEMA, LA Co. EMS, OCFA (need new Live Scan if applying through OCEMS) OR
  • Using a higher certification or license (AEMT or Paramedic) to apply for your EMT certification OR
  • EMT Certification has lapsed 12 months or more
California EMT Re-certification ($162 for 2 years)
  • EMT Certified in California through OCEMS AND
  • Meet Re-certification requirements according to Orange County policy 410.00