- How do I become certified in Florida?
- I'm certified in another state, how do I become certified?
- I did not pass the exam, how do I reapply?
- I hold NREMT certification, how do I become certified?
- As a physician, dentist or RN, how do I become certified?
- If I am a Paramedic, do I need to keep my EMT certificate?
- What are the CPR requirements for EMT?
- Additional documentation requirements for certification?
- Do I need to submit an NREMT application?
- How much are the fees?
- What are the acceptable methods of payment?
- How do I obtain a Duplicate certificate?
- I've moved. How do I change my address?
- What about reciprocity with other states?
- I have a specific question and cannot locate the answer.
- Where can I take continuing education training?
|Q:||How do I become certified in Florida?|
|A:||If you graduated from a Florida EMT or paramedic program, you must have completed the required professional education which includes HIV/AIDS training, hold a current CPR, or ACLS certification at the appropriate level for the certification sought, successfully pass a department approved examination, and paid the applicable fees. You must submit documentation with your application verifying how you have met your training requirements. You must pass the Florida required exam within the year of course completion to qualify for certification.|
I'm certified in another state, how do I become certified?
An EMT or Paramedic who was out-of-state trained or received their training on a military installation is eligible to take the Florida certification examination provided. The training was in accordance with the U.S. DOT National Standard Curriculum and the certification is in good standing.
|Q:||I did not pass the exam, how do I reapply?|
|A:||You need to Re-apply and pay both the state of Florida using the paper application (link) and the National Registry|
|Q:||I hold NREMT certification, how do I become certified?|
|A:||An EMT or paramedic certificate from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians can be recognized as a professional education equivalent, provided the certificate is current and in good standing. This type of certification is recognized for individuals who have taken an EMT or paramedic course on a military installation. You are required to submit an application and a copy of your National Registry certificate and wallet card, as well as a Statement of Good Standing (DH Form 1164) (pdf - 95kb) completed by the National Registry.|
|Q:||As a physician, dentist or RN, how do I become certified?|
|A:||A Florida licensed physician, dentist, or nurse may apply for certification as a paramedic and subsequently challenge the paramedic exam, provided he/she holds a Florida EMT certificate which is current and in good standing. You are required to submit a copy of your current Florida license or registration.|
|Q:||If I am a Paramedic, do I need to keep my EMT certificate?|
|A:||No, if you want to keep your EMT certification, you may. A Florida certified paramedic may use his/her paramedic certificate, provided that it is current and in good standing, to satisfy the professional education requirements for certification as an EMT. You must indicate your current paramedic certificate number for us to verify your certification and standing.|
|Q:||What are the CPR requirements?|
|A:||An applicant for EMT certification must hold either an American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer card, an American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider or a CPR equivalent certification from an organization approved by the department pursuant to Rules 64J-1.008(2)(a) and 64J-1.009(2)(a), F.A.C. A signed copy of both sides of the CPR/professional rescuer card must be submitted with your application. Go to CEBrokers website to view a list of approved courses.|
|Q:||Additional documentation requirements for certification?|
|A:||Felony Status - If you have been convicted or pled no contest, regardless of adjudication, to a felony charge, you are required to submit documentation of the date, location, facts, disposition of the charge, and, as applicable, documentation of the status of your civil rights after the felony conviction. You must submit a court certified document of the judgment of each felony, all probation documents, any documents that are relevant to the felony, and your explanation of the offense(s) and any other arrests. Documentation, with the exception of your explanation, must be certified by a court of competent jurisdiction. You may also submit any current letters of recommendation from your employer, probation officer, or other community leaders that you would like to have considered in this review.|
|Q:||Do I need to submit an NREMT application?|
How much are the fees?
|Q:||What are the acceptable methods of payment?|
Payment may be made by money order or cashiers check made payable to:
Florida Department of Health
|Q:||How do I obtain a Duplicate certificate?|
|A:||A duplicate may be acquired by logging into online services with your user id and password. Select Duplicate License from the navigation bar located on the left. There is a $25.00 fee associated with this request.|
|Q:||How do I change my address or name?|
You may change your address by logging into online services with your user id and password. Select Change Address from the navigation bar located on the left.Click here for information on how to request a name change.
|Q:||What about reciprocity with other states?|
|A:||Florida does not have reciprocity with any US state, territory, possession, or the NREMT.|
|Q:||I have a specific question and cannot locate the answer.|
|A:||Please email your question to MQA_EMT-PMD@doh.state.fl.us|
|Q:||Where can I take continuing education training?|
|A:||Go to CEBrokers website to view a list of approved continuing education course providers. See Rules 64J-1.008(2)(a) and 64J-1.009(2)(a), F.A.C. for more information.|
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