Emergency Vehicle Technician 1 (2016)

Emergency Vehicle Technician 1 utilizes NFPA 1071 Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications (2016) to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training’s Emergency Vehicle Technician 2 certification. These qualifications are documented in the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Training Standards (CTS). State Fire Training coordinated the development of the CTS guide, certification and associated curriculum. The Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) recommended these standards and qualifications for adoption by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

Certification Information

Emergency Vehicle Technician 1 is the first certification in the California Emergency Vehicle Technician professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Emergency Vehicle Technician Implementation Plan was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect. To apply for this certification, please review and complete the documentation below.

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Task Book Application Fee Schedule Checklist


Emergency Vehicle Technician I certification is valid for five years from the date of issuance and expires at the end of the fifth calendar year of valid certification. To recertify, review the requirements listed below and submit a compete recertification application package.  

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Application Checklist

Curriculum Information