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    Department Of Health | EMT - Paramedic Certification

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Bin C-85 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-6330

For Applications and Fees (Regular Mail)
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    Department of Health

    P.O. Box 6330 

    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330


**Important message regarding license expiration dates: As part of the response efforts to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID- 19), State Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees issued Emergency Order DOH No. 20-014 extending the licensure renewal expiration date until June 1, 2021 for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics with licensure renewal deadlines of December 1, 2020.

To read more about renewal requirements, the renewal process, profession specific renewal fees and continuing education requirements select the appropriate link from the left menu. Licensees, registrants and permit holders are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice.

The department has made every effort to include the information you need to renew your license on this website. You can visit our Help Center, Resources, and Applications and Forms page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, and other helpful information. If you have additional questions about your renewal process, please contact a renewal specialist.

Renew License

Renewal Instructions:

  1. Go to www.flhealthsource.gov and click the "Renew A License" button.
  2. Enter your Personal Identifying Information (PII), then click the Login button.
  3. Confirm or update your MQA Services Account email address, then click the "Continue" button.
  4. You are now in the Dashboard. During renewals, a "Renew My License" option will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date. (Note: If you do not see the "Renew My License" option, please check back at a later time.)

*** If the "PII Failed" screen displays, click the "Other Login Option" button and enter your existing User ID and password to access your account.***

Other Payer/Bulk Recertification Information

To log into your acount  Click Here

  • Enter the User ID and password, and click on the 'Sign in using our secure server' button.
  • The UserID and password can be found in the letter from the Board office.

For instructions on how to request an Other Payer account or Bulk Recertification option please download this document (pdf).

  • Emergency Medical Technicians Fees
  • Paramedics Fees
Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your certificate expires, your fees will be:
Active to Active$20.00
Active to Voluntary Inactive$50.00
Voluntary Inactive to Active$50.00

If renewing AFTER your certificate expires, your fees will be:
Involuntary to active$45.00

Certificates not renewed on time will become Involuntary, Inactive. Those certificates will remain Involuntary, Inactive for up to two renewal cycles (four years) before they become Null and Void.

  • A certificate may be reactivated in the first renewal period after becoming inactive, when the certificate holder pays the renewal fee and the late fee and complies with all outstanding continuing education requirements.
  • A certificate may be reactivated in the second renewal period after becoming inactive when the certificate holder pays the renewal fee and the late fee, passes the certification examination to reactivate the certificate and complies with all outstanding continuing education requirements.

A certificate holder may request that their certificate be placed in a Voluntary, Inactive status by applying to the department before their current certification expires and paying $50.

  • A certificate holder whose certificate has been on Voluntary, Inactive status for 1 year or less after their certificate expired may renew their certificate by paying $50 and complying with all outstanding continuing education requirements.
  • A certificate holder whose certificate has been on Voluntary, Inactive status for more than 1 year to 6 years after their certificate expired may renew their certificate by passing the certification examination, complete continuing education requirements, a field internship and paying $50.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a certificate holder acknowledges all requirements for recertification pursuant to Chapter 401, F.S., and 64J-1, F.A.C.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your certificate expires, your fees will be:
Active to Active$45.00
Active to Voluntary Inactive$50.00
Voluntary Inactive to Active$50.00

If renewing AFTER your certificate expires, your fees will be:
Involuntary to Active$70.00

Certificates not renewed on time will become Involuntary, Inactive. Those certificates will remain Involuntary, Inactive for up to two renewal cycles (four years) before they become Null and Void.

  • A certificate may be reactivated in the first renewal period after becoming inactive, when the certificate holder pays the renewal fee and the late fee and complies with all outstanding continuing education requirements.
  • A certificate may be reactivated in the second renewal period after becoming inactive when the certificate holder pays the renewal fee and the late fee, passes the certification examination to reactivate the certificate and complies with all outstanding continuing education requirements.

A certificate holder may request that their certificate be placed in a Voluntary, Inactive status by applying to the department before their current certification expires and paying $50.

  • A certificate holder whose certificate has been on Voluntary, Inactive status for 1 year or less after their certificate expired may renew their certificate by paying $50 and complying with all outstanding continuing education requirements.
  • A certificate holder whose certificate has been on Voluntary, Inactive status for more than 1 year to 6 years after their certificate expired may renew their certificate by passing the certification examination, complete continuing education requirements, a field internship and paying $50.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a certificate holder acknowledges all requirements for recertification pursuant to Chapter 401, F.S., and 64J-1, F.A.C.

Requirements 

Current certificates expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on December 01, 2020.

To ensure you receive your recertification notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to recertify 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 recertify 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.

Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at mqa.emt-paramedics@flhealth.gov to request your reactivation requirements.

The department will recertify your certificate upon receipt of:
  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees
  • 30 hour refresher course that includes 2 hours in pediatric emergencies