Florida

Florida EMS Office Contact Info

Florida Office of EMS

4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-4440
website

 

Florida EMS Exams Information

Florida EMR Exams

Florida does not offer EMR licenses.

Florida EMT Exams

You must pass the NREMT cognitive exam in order to be eligible for state licensure.

Find out more about the EMT National Registry exam here.

For more information on the Florida EMT exam go here.

Florida AEMT Exams

Florida does not offer AEMT licenses.

Florida Paramedic Exams

You must pass either the NREMT cognitive exam (prior approval from the state for testing is not required) OR the Florida Examination through Prometric (prior approval from the state for testing is required) to be eligible for state licensure.

Effective August 1, 2018, applicants applying for Paramedic license must pass the NREMT. Only applicants who have applied before August 1, 2018 are allowed to sit for the Florida certification exam.

Find out more about the Paramedic National Registry exam here.

For more information on the Florida Paramedics exam go here and here.

 

Requirements for Florida EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

Florida does not offer EMR licenses.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

To be eligible for Florida EMT certification, an applicant must: Submit a completed application

Submit proof to the Certification Unit of meeting the required: Florida Training - Successful completion of EMT course from a Florida Department of Health approved program within two years of passing the examination. You must submit a copy of the course completion certificate. If your course was taken more than two years before you passed the examination it will not be accepted; or Out-of-State Trained - You must submit proof of current NREMT certification; or FL Paramedic Certification - 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.

NOTE: If you were initially trained in Florida, received Florida licensure/certification, but did not maintain the license/certification (null and void), you may apply by Out of State Certification

Submit a copy of one of the following to the Certification Unit: 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 Bureau of EMS.

For more information on becoming an EMT in Florida go here.

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Florida does not offer AEMT licenses.

EMT-P - Paramedic

To be eligible for Florida Paramedic certification, an applicant must: Submit a completed Application and Possess a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) diploma

Submit proof to the Certification Unit of meeting the required professional education in one of the following ways: Florida Training - Successful completion of a paramedic course from a Florida Department of Health approved program within two years of passing the examination. You must submit a copy of the course completion certificate. If your course was taken more than two years before you passed the examination it will not be accepted; or Out of State Certification – You must submit proof of current NREMT certification; or Health Professional Licensure – A Florida licensed physician, physician assistant, dentist, or registered 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 and has successfully completed an advance  cardiac life support course. You must indicate your current EMT certificate number for us to verify your certification and standing.

NOTE: If you were initially trained in Florida, received Florida licensure/certification, but did not maintain the license/certification (null and void), you may apply by Out of State Certification

Submit a copy of one of the following to the Certification Unit: American Heart Association ACLS card; or equivalent certification from an organization approved by the Bureau of EMS department. The copy must be of both sides with a signature.

For more information on becoming an EMT in Florida go here.

 

Florida EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMT, Paramedic American Medical Academy 122215 SW 112 Street Miami 305-271-6555 website
EMT, Paramedic Broward College 3501 South West Davie Road Davie 954-201-2686 website
EMT, Paramedic Chipola College 3094 Indian Circle Marianna 850-718-2403 website
EMT, Paramedic City College - Altamonte Springs 177 Montgomery Road Altamonte Springs 305-586-8888 website
EMT, Paramedic City College - Ft. Lauderdale 2000 W Commercial Blvd Ft. Lauderdale 954-492-5353 website
EMT, Paramedic City College - Miami 9300 S Dadeland Blvd Miami 305-586-8888 website
EMT, Paramedic College of Central Florida 3001 SW College Rd Ocala 352-854-2322 website
EMT, Paramedic Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety 4180 NW 120th Ave Coral Springs 954-346-1759 website
EMT, Paramedic Daytona State College 1770 Technology Blvd Daytona Beach 385-506-4122 website
EMT, Paramedic Eastern Florida State College 3865 North Wickham Road Melbourne 321-433-7359 website
EMT, Paramedic First Coast Technical College - St. Johns County School District 2980 Collins Ave St. Augustine 904-547-3400 website
EMT, Paramedic Florida Gateway College 149 South East College Place Lake City 386-754-4297 website
EMT, Paramedic Florida SouthWestern State College 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers 239-985-8308 website
EMT, Paramedic Florida State College at Jacksonville 4501 Capper Road Jacksonville 904-766-6517 website
EMT Gulf Coast State College 5230 West Highway 98 Panama City 850-258-0313 website
EMT Health Career Institute 1764 North Congress Ave West Palm Beach 561-586-0121 website
EMT, Paramedic Hillsborough Community College 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd Tampa 813-253-7454 website
EMT, Paramedic Indian River State College 3209 Virginia Ave Fort Pierce 772-462-7531 website
EMT, Paramedic Lake Technical College 2001 Kurt Street Eustis 352-589-2250 website
EMT, Paramedic Manatee Technical College 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Bradenton 941-752-8100 website
Paramedic Miami Dade College 950 NW 20th Street Miami 305-237-4337 website
EMT, Paramedic North Florida Community College 325 NW Turner Davis Dr Madison 850-973-1673 website
EMT, Paramedic Northwest Florida State College 100 College Blvd Niceville 850-792-4924 website
EMT, Paramedic Oak Hill Hospital/Nature Coast Emergency Medical Institute Consortium 3876 W Country Hill Drive Lecanto 352-249-4751 website
EMT, Paramedic Orlando Medical Institute 6220 S Orange Blossom Trail Orlando 407-251-0007 website
EMT, Paramedic Palm Beach State College 4200 Congress Avenue Lake Worth 561-868-3693 website
EMT, Paramedic Pasco-Hernando State College 10230 Ridge Road New Port Richey 727-816-3365 website
EMT, Paramedic Pensacola State College 1000 College Boulevard Pensacola 850-484-2225 website
EMT, Paramedic Polk State College 999 Avenue H Northeast Winter Haven 863-669-2902 website
EMT, Paramedic Santa Fe College 3737 NE 39th Avenue Gainesville 352-271-2917 website
EMT, Paramedic Seminole State College 100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford 407-708-2219 website
EMT, Paramedic South Florida State College 600 W College Drive Avon Park 863-784-7272 website
EMT, Paramedic St. Petersburg College 7200 66th Street N Pinellas Park 727-341-3680 website
EMT, Paramedic St. Johns River State College 5001 St. Johns Ave Palatka 386-312-4291 website
EMT, Paramedic Suncoast Technical College 4748 Beneva Road Sarasota 941-924-1365 website
EMT, Paramedic Tallahassee Community College 1528 Surgeons Drive Tallahassee 850-558-4529 website
EMT Valencia College 1800 South Kirkman Road Orlando 407-582-1543 website

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