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EMS Training and Education Programs

Contact the Florida Department of Health

  •  850-245-4440



    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Emergency Medical Services


Florida has two levels of certification for prehospital providers: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic.

Students are trained to a national standard to enter the workforce as an entry level provider.

Notice to Paramedic Students!

Students that enter a paramedic program after January 1, 2013 that is not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), or in the Letter of Review (LoR) process will be considered "state recognized" only.  They will no longer be eligible for national EMS certification or reciprocity in states that require national EMS program accreditation.

Paramedic Candidates

Effective January 1, 2016, paramedic candidates will take the NREMT exam to gain Florida certification. 

Requirements of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Educational Programs

Initial Educational and Continuing Education Programs

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