California Emergency Medical Services Authority Requirements

Paramedic (EMT-P) licenses expire the last day of the month two years from the date of initial licensure. California Health and Safety Code, Division 2.5., Chapter 2, Article 5, 1797.194(c).
 
Advanced EMT certificates expire the final day of the month two years from the date of initial certification. CCR, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 3, Article 4 § 100123(l). EMT certificates expire the last day of the month two years from the date of the initial certification. CCR, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Article 4 § 100079(e). The State of California does not certify, renew or reinstate EMT certifications. This is done by the local EMS agency and other authorized certifying entities.

Requirements for Paramedics:
48 hours every two years. CCR, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4, Article 6 § 100167(2)

Requirements for Advanced EMTs:
36 hours every two years. CCR, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 3, Article 4 § 100124(b)

Requirements for EMTs:
24 hours every two years. EMTs may either complete a 24-hour refresher course from an approved EMT training program or obtain at least 24 hours of continuing education. CCR, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Article 5 § 100080 (2)(A)(B).

For more information visit: California Emergency Medical Services Authority