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San Diego County Paramedic Accreditation


Due to the COVID-19 emergency situation affecting colleges/schools, our San Diego County Paramedic Accreditation workshop will be taught through an online platform (ZOOM). Please make sure you are familiar with Zoom and have it downloaded prior to the date of the Zoom workshop. The instructor will reach out to you with more information a week before the workshop date and he/she will send you the ZOOM link to the course. The workshop will be 2-4 hours depending on how many students are signed up.

Unfortunately at this time, you cannot attend the workshop if you are not hired or employed by an agency in San Diego County. Due to COVID-19, we cannot host our regular accreditation workshop in a face to face format.  The approval we received from the county is based on the agencies administering the exams and the “face to face” would be conducted via Zoom by Palomar College EME. Once you have completed the ZOOM workshop, we will send your employer information on how to administered the exams.

Thank you for your interest in our Accreditation Workshop

The workshop is intended for paramedics who have been originally trained and/or certified outside of San Diego County, including those trained outside of California. The workshop is held at the Palomar College Escondido Education Center. If interested, click on the link below and complete the online application

Application HERE

Current Dates for our 2020-2021 Workshops (The workshop is usually held on the first Tuesday of the month)

July 7, 2020

August 4, 2020

September 1, 2020

October 6, 2020

November 3, 2020

December 1, 2020

These dates are based upon instructor availability and may change periodically. Please revisit this site for updates


Be a currently licensed California Paramedic. Documentation of prior skills testing (including copy of training agency Course Completion Record to State EMS Authority for skills)


Please email the following documents once you apply:

-Valid Photo ID card

-Copy of Paramedic License

-Copy of ACLS Card

-Copy of “Course Completion Record” from educational institution

Payments are due on the day of the course. You will pay the workshop fee in Student Services and bring your receipt to the EME office when you check in



The cost of the workshop is $150.00, which includes the San Diego County Protocol Book. You will also be emailed the documents that you will need for the course. Please provide your email on the application

Individual classes can be arranged at a different cost for 1 – 3 students. A $5.00 parking pass is required to park in the student lot for the day


These fees do not include cost for S.D. county accreditation (an additional $60.00 payable at the SDEMS Offices)

Report to the Emergency Medical Education office before 9:00 A.M. on the day of the workshop to allow time for payment and check-in


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