Paramedic Accreditation Process
All candidates for paramedic accreditation in Contra Costa County shall meet the following accreditation requirements:
- Possess a current California paramedic license.
- Be employed as a paramedic with a designated ALS service provider or the EMS Agency.
- Attend a Contra Costa EMS Orientation provided by the provider agency and approved by the EMS Agency or provided by the EMS Agency.
- Successfully complete the Contra Costa County EMS Optional Scope Skills Session provided by the provider agency.
Once these requirements are met, please complete the Paramedic – Initial Accreditation online application.
In order to complete the application, copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded into the system:
- CPR Certification
- ACLS Certification
- PALS/PEPP Certification
- Paramedic Skills Verfication
- If applicable, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process
Online applications will not be accepted until all the required documentation has been uploaded.
Once the online application has been submitted and the EMS Agency has confirmed that the applicant meets all the criteria specified in Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4, Article 5, Section 100166 of the California Code of Regulations, an individual shall be accredited as a Paramedic in Contra Costa County.
Accreditation to practive shall be continuous as long as:
- State licensure is maintained,
- Employment as a paramedic with a designated Contra Costa ALS service provider or the EMS Agency is maintained,
- A current and valid ACLS card, according to the standards of the American Heart Association, is maintained,
- Verification of skills competency (PDF) is completed every two years, and,
- Complete a Paramedic Re-Accreditation Application, (PDF) form, available online or at the provider agency or the EMS Agency.
- 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.