avatar February 13, 2012, 4:57 am


by: Mike    Category: EMT Classes By State
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You want to become an EMT in Florida and you want to know the EMT requirements? How does driving an ambulance on the cost of Miami sounds to you? Becoming a Paramedic in Florida is quite straight forward and is pretty cheap compared to other States. There is always a lot of action in Florida and paramedics are in high demand.


Florida stats:

Florida population: 18,537,969

Number of hospitals in Florida: 47

1 hospital for as many as 394,424 individuals


General EMT requirements:

  • Be over 18 of age
  • High School Diploma
  • Net criminal record
  • Fingerprinted by Live Scan
  • Completed an EMT classes


Specific Florida EMT requirements:

  • HIV/AIDS training
  • Hold a current CPR, or ACLS
  • Successfully pass a department approved examination
  • Paid the applicable fees

The Department of Health of Florida regulates EMTs and Paramedics certification. This is where applicants must send their application. With values such as Integrity, Commitment, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empowerment, you can tell that you are in good hands when you decide to make your career as an EMT in Florida.


Florida EMT fees & other specification:

Surprise, surprise! The cost to complete your EMT application and get your EMT license is only $35-$45!

Here’s the list of all the fees applicable in Florida:

  • EMT application – $35 + ($70 exam fee payable directly to the NREMT)
  • Paramedic application- $45 + $40 payable to the vendor
  • Duplicate certificate – $10
  • Voluntary inactive status – $50
  • EMT certificate if already holding a paramedic certificate – $35
  • Certificate holders working for a volunteer EMS provider without pay – $0 + ($70 exam fee payable directly to the NREMT)
  • EMT recertification – $20
  • Paramedic Recertification – $45
  • Taking Florida examination as the refresher equivalent – EMT $70 exam fee payable directly to the NREMT; paramedic $40 payable to the vendor
  • Late renewal (delinquent) fee – $25 in addition to the recertification fee


Pass Your NREMT Exam On The First Attempt


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