LEARN HOW TO BECOME AN EMT


These are the steps you will need to follow to apply for and be accepted into the CSRIPS EMT training program.

STOP! Please Read Before Applying!

The Broward Health hospital district is mandating changes that will affect you!  Currently, Broward Health has entered into an agreement with American Data Bank for the purpose of receiving and validating hospital requirements for all students wishing to complete clinical rotations with a Broward Health hospital.  This will impact your physical exam, background check and drug screening process along with the appropriate fees.

The Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety (CSRIPS) does not receive financial or any other benefit from the agreement between American Data Bank and Broward Health.  Because we are just now receiving this information, we are working diligently to redefine our application process for you so that you can better understand what will be required during our application process and what will be required by American Data Bank to satisfy the requirements set forth by Broward Health.

Please be patient as we work through this process and continue to monitor this section for important updates.

Fall 2018 Term Only: Please proceed with the application steps below.  You will be provided information on how to complete your profile with American Data Bank and obtain your Level 2 background check and drug screening after registration with a deadline to complete.   

Terms after Fall 2018: This page will be updated by October 15, 2018 with a new process and requirements to complete your American Data Bank profile and completion of your hospital documents.

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Start Date: 2018-10-09
Day Class

 

Open House: August 25 & 28

Registration: September 4 – 7

Notification: September 10 – 14

Tuition Due: September 14

Transfer/Drop: September 17 & 18

Late Registration: September 19 – 21

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2019-01-08
Night Class

Open House: November 10 & 13

Registration: December 3 – 7

Notification: December 10 – 14

Tuition Due: December 14

Transfer/Drop: December 17 – 18

Late Registration: December 19 – 21

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2019-04-02
Day Class

Open House: February 23 & 26

Registration: March 4 – 8

Notification: March 11 – 15

Tuition Due: March 15

Transfer/Drop: March 18 – 19

Late Registration: March 20 – 22

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2019-07-16
Night Class

Open House: May 18 & 28

Registration: June 10 – 14

Notification: June 17 – 21

Tuition Due: June 21

Transfer/Drop: June 24 – 25

Late Registration: June 26 – 28

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2019-07-30
Day Class

Open House: May 18 & 28

Registration: June 10 14

Notification: June 17 – 21

Tuition Due: June 21

Transfer/Drop: June 24 – 25

Late Registration: June 26 – 28

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
EMT CLASS SCHEDULES
Day Class

Class is two (2) times per week

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 9am – 5pm
  • Approximately 17 weeks

Hospital Clinical

  • 24 hours
  • Day & Evening slots available
  • Scheduled based on availability

EMS Ride Along

  • 60 hours
  • Monday – Saturday slots
  • Scheduled based on availability
Night Class

Class is three (3) times per week

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • 6pm – 10pm
  • Approximately 18 – 19 weeks

Hospital Clinical

  • 24 hours
  • Day & Evening slots available
  • Scheduled based on availability

EMS Ride Along

  • 60 hours
  • Monday – Saturday slots
  • Scheduled based on availability
TUITION AND FEES
Fees

Application Fee: $45.00

Lab & Materials Fee: $213.00 (paid upon acceptance into the EMT program)

Tuition

Tuition: $1825.00 (paid upon acceptance into the EMT program)

Valid forms of payment include:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Florida Prepaid
  • VA Benefits
  • Private Scholarship
External Expenses

The following estimated fees are paid directly to the vendor (not CSRIPS) prior to class beginning.  Prices should be verified with the vendor.

  • Books: $180.00 (Multiple options available.  Book information will be provided after registration closes.)
  • FISDAP (skills tracking): $15.75
  • American Data Bank (Broward Hospital): TBD
  • Drug Screening: $38.00
  • Level 2 Background Check: $95.00

Upon successful completion of the program, the following estimated fees are paid directly to the vendor (not CSRIPS) to take the state exam and become licensed.

  • Written exam fee (testing center): $80.00
  • State licensing fee: $35.00

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. Now you need to decide whether to start with the medical courses, EMT and then Paramedic, or the Fire course, Firefighter I & II. 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

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

Acceptance into the CSRIPS EMT program is a first come first serve process.  Only students that have a fully completed application, including application fee, will proceed in the application process.  If your application is not complete in any way, your application will not be reviewed and will not be accepted.

If you are a returning student, please read this carefully.  When you apply, please enter your name and email that is currently on record.  Once you do that, you will be presented a screen that will direct you to your email for a personalized link to complete your application.  Do NOT share this link with anyone.  This is your personal information.  When you click on the provided link, your application will appear and the information in your student record will be automatically populated.  Do NOT create a new student record if you are a current student with us.  Duplicate records may cause you to be removed from the program.

1. OPEN HOUSE

The student and family has the option of attending the Open House.   It is strongly encouraged as this provides the prospect and family members an opportunity to better understand the commitments that will be required.  The Open House is structured and lasts approximately 2 hours.

  1. Meet the Division Chief of Training
  2. Speak with current students
  3. Tour facility
  4. Determine educational path (with academic calendar)
2. TAKE A CSRIPS BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CLASS

Students must complete the CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider course. Cards from other organizations will not be accepted.  Your BLS Healthcare Provider card must be active for the duration of the course.

3. GATHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

In order for your application to be submitted for review, you must complete all of the required information and upload during the application enrollment period.  This is a first come first serve process so in order to increase your chances of being accepted, you are strongly encouraged to have all information ready when you begin your application.  Below is everything you will need to have on hand for the application.  You will need to have a PDF or picture for certain file uploads. 

  1. Social Security Number
  2. Diploma or Transcript (Picture or PDF)
  3. Proof of Age; Driver’s License or birth certificate (Picture or PDF)
  4. Medical Insurance Card (Picture or PDF)
  5. FCDICE Number
  6. Medical Exam – 2 pages (Picture or PDF)
  7. Flu Vaccine (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  8. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  9. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  10. Student Enrollment Agreement (found in your MyCSRIPS student record)
4. APPLICATION PROCESS

In order for your application to be submitted for review, you must complete all of the required information, including uploads, and make your application payment during the enrollment period.  This is a first come first serve process so in order to increase your chances of being accepted, you are strongly encouraged to have all information ready when you begin your application.  Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed and the prospective student will not be considered part of a roster.

This application is 4 screens and consists of:

  1. Application with all required information
  2. Select the class
  3. Verify class date
  4. Pay application fee

Upon completing the application, the student will receive an email from CSRIPS notifying them their application has been received along with any potential issues.  This does not indicate the student has been accepted.  The student should not expect to hear a final decision until the Notification period as outlined for the term.  Please do not call the office inquiring about a submitted application.

5. NOTIFICATION PROCESS

All applications are submitted electronically and the admissions staff is reviewing and notifying students accordingly.  Each term has a notification period.  Please do not call the office asking about your application status.  You will be notified about your status during the notification period via email.

  • Accepted
    1. Complete instructions on acceptance letter
    2. Pay the Lab & Materials fee on MyCSRIPS invoice
    3. Accept Student Enrollment Agreement within MyCSRIPS record
    4. Pay tuition
  • Denied
    1. Review Application Notes section in MyCSRIPS specific tab
    2. Reapply during Late Registration
6. COURSE PRE-WORK

Email is the primary means of communication.  It is the students responsibility to check email daily.  We will not track you down.  If the assignments or tasks listed below do not get completed by the assigned date, you risk being dismissed from the class.

Should a student be accepted into EMT, an email notification will be received welcoming the student and providing instructions for the next steps.  The student will be provided information for books, drug screening, Day 1 expectations, dress code, rides and clinicals.

Some of these items will have due dates.  It is extremely important the student review the information and plan their time accordingly.  Any item not getting done by the due date will result in the student risk being dismissed from class.

ARE YOU READY?

Have you read all 6 steps above?

Did you complete or at a minimum register for an upcoming BLS Healthcare Provider class?

Do you have all of your files saved in the proper format and ready to upload?

Do you understand how you will be notified of your status?

Do you understand you will be responsible for items after you submit your application and if you are accepted?