EMT

Effective Immediately!!  Applications submitted during the last seven (7) calendar days of the month may be delayed due to Agency workflow. Applications will be processed as soon as workflow allows.

EMT Initial Certification

EMT INITIAL CERTIFICATION - An individual shall be eligible for EMT certification upon successful completion of the following requirements:

  1. Be 18 years of age.
  2. Apply for certification within two years of EMT course completion.
  3. Complete a Mountain-Valley EMS Agency pdf EMT Application. (175 KB)
  4. Submit a copy of your course completion certificate from an approved EMT training program.
  5. Submit a copy of your current NREMT card and your NREMT certificate.
  6. Effective January 1, 2017, we will require a copy of your MCI Field Operations course CE Certificate (http://www.mvemsa.org), in compliance with Agency policy #853.00
  7. Submit a copy of your California Department of Justice and FBI Live Scan background report.
    • Live Scan Application  (print 2 copies, one for the live scan agency and one to submit to the EMS Agency with your application).
    • Once Live Scan is done, please wait 24 hours before calling our office, (209) 529-5085, to verify it has cleared prior to coming in to get certified. It can take up to 30 days.

    • Location of Live Scan Agencies (where to get your fingerprints done) - this link takes you to the DOJ website and shows all locations statewide.
  1. Submit a copy of a photo ID: current driver’s license, ID card, or valid military ID card.
  2. Submit a copy of a signed and current card, CPR for Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer, both front and back.
  3. Digital photo taken on site by Agency staff.
  4. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $125.00 by cash, check, money order, cashier's check, debit or charge. This application fee includes $50.00 for MVEMSA and $75.00 for the state’s Emergency Medical Services Authority fee.
  5. An EMT certificate will be issued upon successful completion of these steps. The expiration date shall be two years from the date of your passing the NREMT exam. An EMT certificate issued by Mountain-Valley EMSA is valid statewide.
  6. To request for a duplicate card, $20.00 Duplicate Card fee is required before the request is processed. 

EMT Recertification

EMT RECERTIFICATION- EMT certification is good for two years. In order to maintain certification an individual must recertify every two years. Out-of-state applicants read the Out-of-State Applicants section. An individual shall be eligible for EMT recertification upon successful completion of the following requirements:

  1. Possess a current California EMT certificate or National Registry EMT certificate
  2. Complete a MVEMSA pdf EMT CERTIFICATION Application (175 KB) .
  3. Submit a copy of successful completion, every two years of:
    • An approved EMT Refresher Course (by submitting a course completion certificate from a training program); or,
    • 24 hours of continuing education through an approved CE Provider. Examples of CE include: classes and conferences, organized field care audits, and online and media-based productions.
  1. Submit documentation of successful completion, every two years, of a skills competency verification test. This can be done by:
    • Skills testing at the completion of a 24-hour refresher class, or
    • Skills testing at an EMT Training Program.
    • Skills testing by an employer approved trainer documented on file with the Mountain-Valley EMS Agency.
  1. Submit a copy of current certification of CPR training equivalent to the American Heart Association‘s Healthcare Provider level. Online CPR/AED classes without a hands-on demonstration of skills competency are not accepted.
  2. Effective January 1, 2017, we will require a copy of your MCI Field Operations course CE Certificate (http://www.mvemsa.org) not dated earlier than 90 days prior to re-cert, in compliance with Agency policy # 853.00
  3. If this is the first time you have applied for certification with Mountain-Valley EMS you must submit a copy of your California Department of Justice and FBI Live Scan background report.
    • Live Scan Application (print 2 copies, one for the live scan agency and one to send to the EMS Agency with your application).
    • Once Live Scan is done, please wait 24 hours before calling our office, (209) 529-5085, to verify it has cleared prior to coming in to get certified. It can take up to 30 days.
    • Location of Live Scan Agencies (where to get your fingerprints done) - this link takes you to the DOJ website and shows all locations statewide.
  1. Submit a copy of a photo ID: current driver’s license, ID card, or valid military ID card.
  2. Digital photo taken on site by Agency staff.
  3. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $87.00 by cash, check, money order, cashier's check, debit or charge. The application fee includes $50.00 for MVEMSA and $37.00 for the state’s Emergency Medical Services Authority fee.
  4. A new EMT certificate will be issued upon successful completion of these steps. An individual may apply for recertification:
    • Within six months before the current certificate expires. The new expiration date will be two years from the current expiration date.
    • More than six months before the current certificate expires. The new expiration date will be two years from the last day of the month the requirements are met.

 

Lapsed EMT Certificates

LAPSED CERTIFICATES - An individual may not work as an EMT or represent him/herself as an EMT with a lapsed certificate. There are no extensions. Once a certificate has expired, an individual will need to:

  • For a card expired six months or less, complete 24 hours of continuing education plus the skills competency verification test
  • For a card expired more than six months but less than a year, complete 36 hours of continuing education plus the skills competency verification test
  • For a card expired for more than one year but less than two years, complete 48 hours of CE plus the written NREMT exam and a skills competency verification test  - and redo your Live Scan, which will include both California Department of Justice and FBI reports.
  • NREMT link.  www.nremt.org
  • For a card expired two years or more, retake an entire EMT course.
  • A late fee of $15 will be assessed for certfications processed after the expiration date.

 

 For a copy of the Practical Examination Workbook- Use the following link:

pdf Practical Examination Workbook for the EMR and EMT (7.51 MB)

 

Our Mission

"To ensure the appropriate provision of quality pre-hospital care services to the public in a cost effective manner as an integrated part of the overall health care system."

Providing the framework for quality emergency medical services to the citizens of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Stanislaus Counties.

Contact Info

Mountain Valley EMS Agency

1101 Standiford Ave, Suite D1
Modesto, CA 95350

Tel: (209) 529-5085
Fax: (209) 529-1496

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm

Certifications

Monday: No Certification Processing
Tue-Thu: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm (every day)