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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians

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The provision of emergency medical services saves lives and reduces disabilities associated with illness and injury. The profession of Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians was legislatively established to ensure that every Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Department of Health, Division of Medical is responsible for certifying Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians to assure competency and safety to practice.

Information on Ebola Virus Disease Documents

The state of Florida is prepared to identify and treat patients who may have Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In the event that a patient with EVD is diagnosed in Florida, the Florida Department of Health will collaborate with healthcare partners to ensure appropriate patient care, protocols for isolation, infection control and the assessment of risk to relevant individuals. 

For further information on the Ebola Virus Disease visit the Department of Health’s online newsroom or website.

January 1, 2015 Authorizations to Test (ATT)

Effective January 1, 2015, Authorizations to Test (ATT) for National EMS Certification will be valid for up to 90 days from the date of issuance, provided all other requirements for National EMS Certification are met.

What this means:

An "Authorization to Test," (ATT) declares a candidate eligible to take an NREMT exam within 90 days of issuance. The following must occur before an ATT is generated:
  1. The candidate must create and complete an application
  2. The program director (and/or State Director if applicable) must sign off on the application indicating completion of course
  3. The candidate must pay for the exam.
With the implementation of this new policy, candidates who do not complete their cognitive examination prior to the expiration date will be required to complete a new application, including payment of the application fee. No refunds will be issued for an expired ATT.