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EMS Training and Education Programs
Notice to Paramedic Students!
The State of Florida uses the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination for its cognitive examination. NREMT requires that all paramedic students graduate from a CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic program (or an education program that has been issued a CoAEMSP "Letter of Review") that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Paramedic. Students that enter a paramedic program that is not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) will NOT be eligible for national EMS certification through the NREMT, reciprocity in states that require national EMS program accreditation, or State of Florida Paramedic Certification.
If in doubt, check them out: https://www.caahep.org/students/find-an-accredited-program.
Initial EMT and Paramedic Training Programs and Resources
Resources for Potential Students:
- EMT Pass/Fail Rates on the NREMT Exam by School
- Paramedic Pass/Fail Rates on the NREMT Exam by School
- Military EMT and Paramedic Certification
Requirements for Initial EMS Training Programs:
- Meet all applicable requirements of the Florida Department of Education
- Submit a complete application for Approval of an initial EMS Training Program
- Successfully demonstrate documentation of course requirements as outlined in Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, and National EMS Education Standards during onsite visit for each location
Continuing Education Programs and Resources
- FDOH Approved Continuing Education
- Continuing Education Application
- CPR/ACLS Courses Deemed Equivalent to American Heart Association or American Red Cross Courses for EMTs and Paramedics
- CPR/ACLS Equivalent Application
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