Students may not participate in the COC EMT Program if they have any
of the following convictions:
Felony possession and/or furnishing without certificate of
Felonies involving weapons and/or violent crimes
Misdemeanor theft (Class A or Class B)
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.
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
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.
Has been convicted within the preceding five years of any theft related
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.