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EMS Recertification in California

In the state of California, maintaining EMS certification is crucial to ensure the highest standards of pre-hospital care for EMTs. EMTs play a vital role in the state's emergency medical services (EMS) system. To maintain their certification, EMTs must adhere to California's specific regulations regarding recertification and continuing education.

EMS Recertification in California

California EMS Recertification Requirements

To achieve EMT recertification in California, EMS providers must meet certain requirements. One of the key components is completing a specified number of continuing education hours through approved training programs. These CE hours are essential to demonstrate that EMTs are maintaining their competence and staying current with evolving medical practices.

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Approved Training Programs

In California, EMTs can fulfill their CE requirements by participating in training courses accredited by organizations such as the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE): CAPCE-accredited courses are recognized by the state and ensure that EMTs receive high-quality education that aligns with California's EMS standards.

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California State Regulations for EMS Responders


The state of California accepts CAPCE accredited training courses to meet the continuing education requirements for state-recognized EMS providers.

Detailed information on EMS continuing education in California can be accessed from:

California Emergency Medical Services Authority, Emergency Medical Services Authority


Detailed information on firefighter training in California can be accessed from:

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, State Fire Training

California EMS Continuing Education for Your Agency

HSI provides online and classroom continuing education and professional development for first responders. All EMS CE courses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) and meet NREMT recertification and refresher guidelines for emergency medical responders, EMTs, and paramedics.

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