EMT and Paramedic Continuing Education in Florida - FL
The first time an EMT or paramedic’s Florida certification is about to expire and must be renewed, the professional must only take a 2-hour HIV/AIDS update class and maintain CPR certification.
To recertify after that, an EMT must earn 30 hours of continuing education (CE) in addition to another two-hour HIV/AIDS course as well as maintaining CPR certification. These classes can be conducted at the worksite or by an approved CE provider. Any course approved by the medical director at the EMT’s worksite, however, is automatically approved by Florida. Paramedics have the same requirements but must also maintain their ACLS certification. There are also refresher courses available to take in lieu of the CE classes.
Florida EMT and Paramedic Associations
Florida Association of Professional EMTs and Paramedics (FAPEP)
Since 1992, this non-profit association has advocated for EMS services and for the professionals who offer them in Florida.
Florida Association of Professional EMTs and Paramedics
9381 West Sample Road #200
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Florida Association of Rural EMS Providers (FAREMS)
For EMS providers in the rural areas of Florida’s 33 counties, this organization represents the professionals who serve what will likely be 1.27 million residents by the year 2015.
Florida Association of Rural EMS Providers
PO Box 358582
Gainesville, FL 32635-8582