Complete a background check for EMT certification

To get certified as an EMT in San Francisco, get fingerprinted for a background check.

What to do

Find a Live Scan Services location near you

Find a Live Scan location near you.

Depending on where you go, you may have to make an appointment.

The cost of a background check varies.

Fill out the Live Scan Services form

Print a paper copy of the Live Scan Services form. We have already pre-filled the form with our required information. You must use the San Francisco EMS Agency form or your results will not be sent to the EMS Agency.

This form has detailed instructions for your Live Scan fingerprinting.

Before you go for your fingerprinting, follow the instructions on the form to finish filling out your information.

Get fingerprinted

When you go to the Live Scan Services location for your fingerprinting, take with you:

  • Your completed Request for Live Scan Services application
  • Your driver's license or other valid form of identification such as a passport or State DMV ID
  • The form of payment you will use

The technician will scan your fingerprints and submit your data. This normally takes less than five minutes.

Once completed, the results of your background check will be sent directly to our office. These results are valid for 12 months.

Keep your signed form

The technician will give you a signed and completed live scan form to include with your application.

Last updated June 23, 2022