Florida Human Trafficking Mandatory Continuing Education 

Florida Board Approvals: Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, PT, OT, MAQs/Councils
Florida Human Trafficking CE Broker Provider Tracking #  50-12950 / 50-20979
CE Broker Reporting Within 24 Hours of Course Completion

Florida Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking – 2 Hours (Mandatory Beginning 2019)
Course Curriculum: Click Here 
CE Broker Tracking # 20-615647 / 20-696768 / 20-735564
Florida Pharmacy Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking for Pharmacy – 2 Hours (Mandatory Beginning 2019)
Program Announcement: Click Here – CE Broker Tracking #: 20-735564
Board of Pharmacy Approved – Report to CPE Monitor

Approved By:  Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Dentistry, Florida Board of Pharmacy, Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CE Broker Provider #: 50-12950, CE Broker Course Tracking Number: 20-735564 / 20-615647), and Florida Board of Physical Therapy (CE Broker Provider # 50-20979, Course Tracking # 20-696768)

Florida Human Trafficking Training Requirements for All Health Licenses:

All Healthcare Professionals: Each licensee or certificate holder shall complete a board-approved, minimum 1 hour (2 hour for nursing professionals) continuing education course on human trafficking.  The course may be included in the total general hours required and must be completed by January 1, 2021. Required in accordance with Section 456.0641, Florida Statutes.

The Human Trafficking Bill, Chapter 2019-152, Laws of Florida, which addresses healthcare professionals licensed by the following Boards: Acupuncture, Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing Home Administration, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Respiratory Care, Massage Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Healthcare professionals licensed by these Boards must complete one hour of continuing education (CE) on human trafficking and post a sign about human trafficking in their office by January 1, 2021.

The legislation also requires that new Massage Establishments have a Designated Establishment Manager (or DEM) starting July 1, 2019 and that all Massage Establishments, regardless of the time the license was issued, have one no later than January 1, 2020 Chapter 2019-152, Laws of Florida, also amended the provisions governing when the Board shall take disciplinary action against a Massage Establishment’s license. Finally, Massage Establishments are required to implement a procedure for reporting suspected human trafficking by January 1, 2021 and have a sign outlining that procedure posted in their establishment.

The Florida Human Trafficking Training must consists of the following:

  • The types of human trafficking
  • Factors that place a person at greater risk of being a victim of human trafficking
  • Sex trafficking and labor trafficking
  • How to identify individuals who may be victims of human trafficking
  • How to report cases of human trafficking
  • resources available to victims.
  • Public and private social services available for rescue, food, clothing and shelter referrals
  • Hotlines for reporting human trafficking which are maintained by the National Human Trafficking
  • Validated assessment tools for identifying a human trafficking victim and general indicators that a person may be a victim of human trafficking
  • Procedures for sharing information related to human trafficking with a patient
  • Referral options for legal and social services