Welcome to OC EMS Licensure, Certification & Accreditation.
**NOTE** On May 26, 2015 @ 0630, The Orange County Medical Emergency Data System (OC-MEDS) Licensure and Certification Public Portal will be unavailable until about 1030 due to system maintenance and software enhancements. We recommend that you save all applications prior to that time to ensure that you don't lose your work.
You already have a Profile and you need
to either start or complete an application.
First time here? You need a Profile. You must
complete this step before moving on.
Verify the status of prehospital personnel
at the State or National level.
Replacement Cards ($23 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 $23 fee.
Now you can print your own cards!
Orange County Accreditation Initial and Renewal ($40 for 1 year)
To qualify for Orange County Accreditation, 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 accredited
One application for both initial and renewal accreditation
California EMT Initial Certification ($110 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 ($72 for 2 years)
EMT Certified in California through OCEMS AND
Meet Re-certification requirements according to Orange County policy 410.00