A valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card is required by the end of the first week of class. The Healthcare Provider CPR training is included with EMT program registration. *NOTE: there are many invalid CPR cards offered by various private schools/individuals. If you have any questions regarding the validity of your card or a class, contact us at (714) 292-7350 to verify.
A background check that does not preclude you from EMT certification or attending clinical rotations for the EMT class. If you have any questions about past history that may affect your ability to certify as an EMT, please refer to the EMT Certification Preclusion list. Orange County EMS cannot make an informed decision on your ability to be certified until you have submitted a DOJ/FBI livescan background check.
What does it take to get my EMT certification?
After successful completion of the EMT course, you will be eligible to take the NREMT certifying exam. (You must be at least 18 years of age to take the exam.) After passing your NREMT exam, you must be accredited through a local emergency medical service agency. To do this, you will have to pay the fees for accreditation and also pass a Department of Justice background check. Then you can go to work!
Do you provide EMT recertification classes and skills testing?
Yes we do. In addition to providing recertification classes and skills verification testing, we provide continuing education classes along with the OCEMS accreditation training. Contact Thanh Nguyen at (714) 292-7350 for information.