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Recertification Process

Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians

At least 60 days before your certificate expires, the department will mail you a renewal notification postcard to your last known mailing address of record. You will have until midnight, Eastern Time, on the day your certificate expires to renew. Failure to renew an active certificate by the expiration date will result in the certificate being placed in an involuntary inactive status. Failure by an involuntary inactive certificate holder to renew within four years after the expiration of the current certification cycle renders the certificate null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

Renewal Instructions:
Please select the answer below that best applies to you for further instructions.

Have you registered for an account and linked your license in the new MQA Online Services Portal?


  • NO, I HAVE NOT REGISTERED FOR A NEW ACCOUNT
  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have not created an account in the new MQA Online Services Portal, select Click HERE for New User Registration. Please note that your user ID and password mailed with your physical license will no longer work with our new system. You must register for a new account using a valid email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your new account.
  5. After you Sign In with your new user ID and password, you will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date if birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  6. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  7. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.
  • YES, I HAVE REGISTERED FOR AN ACCOUNT, BUT I HAVE NOT LINKED MY LICENSE
  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have an account but have not linked your license to your account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. Once on your account, you must select Add My License or Previous Application to link your license. You will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date if birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  5. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  6. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.
  • YES, I HAVE REGISTERED FOR A NEW ACCOUNT AND LINKED MY LICENSE
  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have already created an account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

You must RENEW BY MAIL if:

  • You need to change the status of your certificate.
  • You need to pay using a cashier’s check or money order.
  • You do NOT have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • Your certificate is in ‘Military, Active’ status.
  • Your certificate is Fee Exempt (Volunteer).
To obtain a renewal form, please send all requests to mqa.emt-paramedics@flhealth.gov.