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Continuing Education

Contact Information Full

Customer Contact CenterOfficeMailing Address

    Department Of Health | EMT - Paramedic Certification

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Bin C-85 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-6330

For Applications and Fees (Regular Mail)

    Department of Health

    P.O. Box 6330 

    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
30 Hours Total are Required for Emergency Medical Technicians
and Paramedics

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours3030 hour refresher course that includes 2 hours in pediatric emergencies
CPR Certification (EMT only)0
ACLS Certification (Paramedic only)Must be a board approved course

CE Requirements for First Time Renewal
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics renewing the license for the first time are exempt from completing continuing education. Licensees renewing for the first time are required to have current CPR/ACLS certification.

Board Rule Approved Providers
  • Providers are approved by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight and are listed in CEBroker

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium
  • Does not apply for this Profession

Helpful Information
  • Per 64J-1.008(2)(a) and 64J-1.009(2)(a), F.A.C., the department will accept affirmation of a licensed EMS provider's medical director, or a certificate of completion of refresher training from a department approved continuing education provider as proof of compliance with the renewal requirements.