EMT Licensing


Online Licensing

Orange County EMS provides applications for each of the licensing levels through our online licensing system which is available 24 hours per day 7 days a week at:

OCEMS Online Licensing System



EMT Certification

  • EMT State Certification - The State of California EMT License level that allows you to practice at the level of EMT anywhere in California



EMT Accreditation

  • Orange County EMT Accreditation - The mandatory local accreditation for all EMT’s working in Orange County.

Do I Need Both?

If you work as an EMT in Orange County, you need to have both- the State EMT Certification and the Orange County EMT Accreditation.


Licensing Information Desk

If you plan to complete your application in person you must make an appointment and complete the EMT Certification/Accreditation Application prior to coming to your appointment. You must bring copies of all of the required documentation as OCEMS does not make copies.  

OCEMS EMT Certification/Accreditation Paper Application

OCEMS open for “Appointment Only” EMT Certification/Accreditation Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

EMT applicants must contact our office at (714) 834-3500 to schedule an appointment with the OCEMS Licensing Desk to submit their application for processing. 

NO CASH or Personal Checks accepted.
Payment by Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, American Express, or Debit Cards with the Visa/MC logo. Money order or cashier’s check payable to “County of Orange” will be accepted. 

For questions about the status of your EMT Certification or OC Accreditation,
please Contact: emslicensing@ochca.com.