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Although we strive to keep everything updated, please check with your state EMS Representative for the most current re-certification information.

Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Requirements 

Florida licensees must renew every two years.

Covid – 19 Updates

In this unprecedented time, states and the NREMT are trying to update policies to keep us safe while retaining the levels of education and certification. Please check with your state to ensure you have the most up-to-date requirements.

Requirements for Paramedics:

30 hours of continuing education every two years.  Of the 30 hours two hours must be related to pediatric emergencies.  FAC 64J-1.009. Enroll in our National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) ALS refresher course to fulfill these requirements.

Effective January 1, 2016, paramedic candidates will take the NREMT exam to gain Florida certification. Enroll in our ALS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


Requirements for EMTs:

30 hours of continuing education every two years.  Of the 30 hours two hours must be related to pediatric emergencies.  FAC 64J-1.008. Enroll in our BLS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.

National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) to maintain NREMT certification. Enroll in our BLS NCCP + Anytime refresher course to fulfill these requirements.


For more information visit The Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

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