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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

To locate board approved CE Courses for Emergency Medical Technician, please click here.

To locate board approved CE Courses for Paramedic, please click here.

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.