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    Default FF Military Certs tranfering to florida

    Does Florida recognize certs from either the Army or Air Force?

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    As far as I know, military EMS certifications are National Registry. If that is the case, then I would assume you would just need to challenge the state exams.

    Call the DOH and ask but I am assuming that is all you need to do.

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    as far as i know atleast for EMT prolly for FF as well florida does not offer reciprocity i dont thnk you have to take course for FF i think you can challange and take our state fire test. You should contact the florida state fire college in Ocala they should deff b able to help

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    Good luck with any Fire certs from out of state. I have been told by instructors and a state examiner that it is very difficult to get through all the hoops to even be considered to challenge the state fire exam.

    Florida has certain hours that have to be met in different categories. If you come in from another state and the hours are less than what is required in Florida, then you have to take classes that bring those hours up. A lot of time you can't get those required classes and if you can its just quicker and less of a pain to go through the entire 3-5 month academy depending on if you want full or part-time. The time it takes to get classes completed and THEN have to schedule the challenge exam, it just isn't worth it.

    Call the Florida State Fire College for more info.

    Good Luck!

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