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OCEMS Paramedic Accreditation

Orange County Emergency Medical Services provides paramedic accreditation for 9-1-1 ALS paramedics, IFT-ALS paramedics and Air Medical Paramedics.

To be eligible for accreditation to practice in Orange County, all Paramedics must meet all of the following:

  • Possess a valid, current State of California Paramedic license
  • Not be precluded from accreditation to practice as an Paramedic for reasons defined in Section 1798.200 of the Health and Safety Code
  • Be affiliated with an OCEMS approved advanced life support (ALS) service provider
  • Paramedics applying for local accreditation must complete requirements per OCEMS Policy #430.10 Accreditation to Practice- ALS Personnel Criteria.

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





    • OCEMS policy #430.10: Accreditation to Practice – ALS Personnel Criteria
    • OCEMS policy #470.00: Fees: Certification, Licensing and Designation
    • Documents required for Paramedic Accreditation
    • ALS Field Observation Form