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Paramedic Accreditation Process


Accreditation
Maintaining Accreditation
  • Paramedic Accreditation

    All candidates for paramedic accreditation in Contra Costa County shall meet the following accreditation requirements:

    1. Possess a current California paramedic license.
    2. Be employed as a paramedic with a designated ALS service provider or the EMS Agency.
    3. Attend a Contra Costa EMS Orientation provided by the provider agency and approved by the EMS Agency or provided by the EMS Agency.
    4. Successfully complete the Contra Costa County EMS Optional Scope Skills Session provided by the provider agency.
    5. Complete a Paramedic Accreditation Application, (PDF) form, available online or at the provider agency or the EMS Agency.
    6. Pay the established accreditation application fee (PDF).
  • Maintaining Accreditation

    Accreditation to practive shall be continuous as long as:

    1. State licensure is maintained,
    2. Employment as a paramedic with a designated Contra Costa ALS service provider or the EMS Agency is maintained,
    3. A current and valid ACLS card, according to the standards of the American Heart Association, is maintained,
    4. Verification of skills competency (PDF) is completed every two years, and,
    5. Complete a Paramedic Re-Accreditation Application, (PDF) form, available online or at the provider agency or the EMS Agency.
    6. Any other local requirements are met.

    Documentation that the above requirements to maintain accreditation have been met must be submitted with an application prior to expiration of the paramedic's license.