LEARN HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR EMT-BASIC
These are the steps you need to follow to apply for and be accepted into the CSRIPS EMT-Basic training program.
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BECOMING A FLORIDA EMT
Deciding to enroll at the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety to pursue your dream of becoming a Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic in the State of Florida is a huge step. It can be an overwhelming journey if not planned out properly. To help you succeed we will provide information on a career path that may work best for you. We offer all the required courses that you will need in order to become a successful candidate for a position as a Firefighter in Florida. Most agencies located in the South East (Broward, Dade & Palm Beach) will require candidates to be Firefighter/Paramedic certified as a minimum however other regions will hire Firefighter/EMT’s or just Firefighters. This means that you will need to complete EMT, Paramedic and Firefighter I & II and become State certified in all three courses. This can be accomplished at CSRIPS.
EMT-Basic is a pre-requisite for both our Paramedic and Firefighter I & II courses, but you’ll need to decide in which order to take Paramedic & Firefighter I & II, should you want to complete all three programs. The information we provide can help you determine which will be best for you. Please review each course to assist with making the best decision for you to be successful, remember this process can take up to two (2) years to complete. Good Luck!
FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW
Background checks are a hospital requirement for all clinical rotations and are not conducted until after acceptance into the program but prior to the scheduling of rotations. Should you have any arrests or convictions, please contact the office to discuss your situation.
The hospitals mandate that each student pass the same background check as hospital employees; a Level 2 background check.
- Level 1 generally refers to a state only name based check AND an employment history check.
- Level 2 generally refers to a state and national fingerprint based check and consideration of disqualifying offenses, and applies to those designated by law as holding positions of responsibility or trust. Typically, a Level 2 Background Check covers search of fingerprint-based information, national criminal history records, as well as county criminal records.
The 10 panel drug screening is also a hospital requirement for all clinical rotations and is not conducted until after acceptance into the program but prior to the scheduling of rotations. Should you have any questions about the drug screening process, please contact the office for more information.
MANDATORY EXTERNSHIP ORIENTATION – Spring 2024
All students are REQUIRED to attend a Mandatory Externship Orientation as scheduled below. The CSRIPS Clinical Coordinator will cover information about COMPLIO and other course materials will be reviewed. This Orientation will be held at the Coral Springs campus.
EMT Night class – N/A
EMT Day class – March 20th, 2024 @ 10am
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: Mandatory Pre-course Class
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY COURSE
CSRIPS is requiring that all incoming accepted EMT-Basic Students attend a mandatory Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) “Crash-Course” in the weeks prior to the start of their first EMT-Basic class day.
If you have previously achieved a grade of “B” or higher in an A&P course from high school or College within the last 2 years, you are exempt from attending CSRIPS’s “Crash-Course” when a transcript, stating the grade, is provided.
This A&P pre-course will be held at the Coral Springs campus.
EMT Night class – N/A
EMT Day class – TBA
The expandable sections below are important! Each one lays out information for you to help prepare for not only the class but also for the application process. Be sure you read each step carefully. Be advised that some steps may take longer to prepare for.