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All EMT students are required to undergo background checks. The cost is the student's responsibility. Our vendor is Corporate Screening. Please do not run a background check until you have registered and paid for the class!
 
2.Click the "Start here" button
3. Enter the special promotional code (see below)  and hit the "Go" button.
 
The code is:  COTCEMT
 
4. You will be redirected to the VerifyStudents.com online application. Be prepared to provide relevant personal information and the school and the program you are attending. Information will be transmitted through a secure site.
5. Click the "Submit" button at the end of the process and you're done!
6. Have credit care (Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover) information ready in order to process payment.
7.It is important that you access and maintain a copy of the results for your personal records. Please follow the steps to set up an account with your personal access code.
8. If you have any difficulty regarding the processing of your background check, please call the Customer Service Department which can be reached toll free at
(800) 229-8606
 
Students may not participate in the COC EMT Program if they have any of the following convictions:
  • Murder
  • Felony assault
  • Sexual offenses/sexual assault
  • Felony possession and/or furnishing without certificate of rehabilitation
  • Felonies involving weapons and/or violent crimes
  •  Felony theft
  • Misdemeanor theft (Class A or Class B)
  • Fraud
  • Drug and alcohol offenses without certificate of rehabilitation
 
If you have any convictions, you must speak with the Program Director, Patti Haley. All decisions by Ms. Haley will be considered final. patti.haley@canyons.edu
 
California State EMT Regulations have been revised. The LA County Policy referenced below reflects the new regulations. To read the policy in its entirety, click on the link.
 
Excerpt for LA County EMS Policy 220 :
 
The basis for denying certification or recertification includes, but is not limited to, any of the following that apply:
 
a. Has committed any sexually related offense specified under Section 290 of the Penal Code.
b. Has been convicted of murder, attempted murder, or murder for hire.
c. Has been convicted of two or more felonies.
d. Is on parole or probation for any felony.
e. Has been convicted and released from incarceration for said offense during the preceding fifteen years for the crime of manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.
f. Has been convicted and released from incarceration for said offense during the preceding ten years for any offense punishable as a felony.
g. Has been convicted of two misdemeanors within the preceding five years for any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or addictive or dangerous drugs.
h. Has been convicted of two misdemeanors within the preceding five years for any offense relating to force, violence, threat, or intimidation.
i. Has been convicted within the preceding five years of any theft related misdemeanor.
j. Has committed any act involving fraud or intentional dishonesty for personal gain within the preceding seven years.
k. Is required to register pursuant to Section 11590 (controlled substance offender) of the Health & Safety Code
I. Fraud in the procurement of any EMT-I certificate.
 
The preceding L.A. County policy is based upon California's Title 22.To read the California State regulations, follow the links below to the  California Emergency Medical Authority's webpage's.