Paramedic - Examination Schedule
Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians
Special Testing Accommodations
In accordance with section 64B-1.005, Florida Administrative Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Health will provide reasonable and appropriate testing accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities or religious conflict who demonstrate a need for accommodation and complete the required application.
Applications for special testing accommodations are processed through the Operational Support Services Section as a separate requirement from the licensure examination application process.
NOTE: Candidates who request testing accommodations must also have a completed licensure examination application on file with their profession’s board office.
Special testing accommodation application forms may be downloaded from this page or received via mail by contacting the Operational Support Services Section. Please do not send any documentation unless it pertains directly to the testing accommodation request (e.g., transcripts, licensure information, payment, etc.)
Download the Application for Special Testing Accommodations. (pdf)
Medical documentation in support of an accommodation request is required and shall be used by department medical consultants to independently assess the reported condition for purposes of authorizing appropriate accommodations. Documentation should include a detailed report of evaluation completed by a licensed psychologist or physician addressing the following:
- Clinical history or copies of ongoing treatment records;
- Description of current functional restrictions in the daily activities;
- Differential diagnostic considerations, ruling out alternative explanations as substance abuse, prescription side effects, treatable physical conditions;
- Documentation of the signs and symptoms that support the diagnosis;
- Response to treatment, with assessment of residual signs and symptoms.
Download the Information Booklet for Special Testing Accommodations.
Candidates who have previously received special testing accommodations for a Department of Health licensure examination and need accommodation for another examination attempt must submit a reapplication with the Operational Support Services Section.
Download the Reapplication for Special Testing Accommodations. (pdf)
Special Testing Accommodations Due To Religious Conflicts
Modification to reporting times or alternate test dates may be requested by candidates who, due to their religious beliefs, cannot attend the examination at the scheduled reporting time or date.
Download the Application for Special Testing Accommodations Due to Religious Conflict. (pdf)
Use of a Translation Dictionary Due to English as a Second Language
This accommodation is only available for Mental Health Counselors and Electrologist. A letter from a state university, Language Department is required. The letter must be on university letterhead from a professor that teaches the candidate’s native language. The letter must state the candidate’s native language and that assistance from a translation dictionary is needed.
Download the Use of Translation Dictionary Due to English as a Second Language. (pdf)