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LEARN HOW TO BECOME AN 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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MAIN CAMPUS SCHEDULE

4180 NW 120th Avenue, Coral Springs, Florida 33065

csrips@coralsprings.org

Start Date: 2021-07-27 Night Class

Open House: May 4 & 8

Registration: June 8 @ 11am

Notification: Week of June 14

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 21 – 25

Tuition Due: June 18

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2021-08-10 Day Class

Open House: May 4 & 8

Registration: June 7 @ 11am

Notification: Week of June 14

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 21 – 25

Tuition Due: June 18

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-01-04 Day Class

Open House: October 10

Open House: November 6

Registration: November 15 – 19

Notification: Week of November 29

Add/Transfer/Drop: December 6 – 10

Tuition Due: December 3

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-01-04 Night Class

Open House: October 10

Open House: November 6

Registration: November 15 – 19

Notification: Week of November 29

Add/Transfer/Drop: December 6 – 10

Tuition Due: December 3

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-04-19 Day Class

Open House: February 1 & 5

Registration: Feb 28 – Mar 4

Notification: Week of March 7

Add/Transfer/Drop: March 14 – 18

Tuition Due: March 11

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-07-12 Night Class

Open House: May 3 & May 7

Registration: June 6 – 10

Notification: Week of June 13

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 20 – 24

Tuition Due: June 17

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-08-02 Day Class

Open House: May 3 & May 7

Registration: June 6 – 10

Notification: Week of June 13

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 20 – 24

Tuition Due: June 17

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
LAUDERHILL CLASS SCHEDULE

3120 NW 12th Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311

lauderhill@coralsprings.org

Start Date: 2021-08-03 Day Class

 

Open House: May 4 & 8

Registration: June 9 @ 1pm

Notification: Week of June 14

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 21 – 25

Tuition Due: June 18

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Start Date: 2022-01-10 Day Class (M, W)
tentative

Open House: October 10

Open House: November 6

Registration: November 15 – 19

Notification: Week of November 29

Add/Transfer/Drop: December 6 – 10

Tuition Due: December 3

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-01-11 Day Class (T, Th)

Open House: October 10

Open House: November 6

Registration: November 15 – 19

Notification: Week of November 29

Add/Transfer/Drop: December 6 – 10

Tuition Due: December 3

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-04-25 Day Class (M, W)
tentative

Open House: February 1 & 5

Registration: Feb 28 – Mar 4

Notification: Week of March 7

Add/Transfer/Drop: March 14 – 18

Tuition Due: March 11

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-04-26 Day Class (T, Th)

Open House: February 1 & 5

Registration: Feb 28 – Mar 4

Notification: Week of March 7

Add/Transfer/Drop: March 14 – 18

Tuition Due: March 11

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-08-15 Day Class (M, W)
tentative

Open House: May 3 & May 7

Registration: June 6 – 10

Notification: Week of June 13

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 20 – 24

Tuition Due: June 17

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2022-08-16 Day Class (T, Th)

Open House: May 3 & May 7

Registration: June 6 – 10

Notification: Week of June 13

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 20 – 24

Tuition Due: June 17

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
EMT-BASIC
306 HOURS
CLASS SCHEDULES
Day Class

Class is two (2) times per week

  • 8:30am – 5:30pm – Main Campus
  • 9:00am – 6:00pm – Lauderhill Campus
  • Approximately 14 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

  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm – Main Campus
  • Approximately 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 & FEES
Fees (UPDATED!)

2020 – 2021

  • Application Fee: $45.00
  • Lab & Material (L&M) Fee paid upon acceptance into the EMT program
  • L&M Fee: $241.00
  • L&M Fee: $200.00 (Summer 2021 program)

2021 – 2022 (Effective for all classes with a class start date of October 1, 2021 and beyond)

  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Lab & Material (L&M) Fee paid upon acceptance into the EMT program
  • L&M Fee: $260.00
  • Facility Fee: $35.00
Tuition

Tuition is paid upon acceptance into the EMT program

2020 – 2021

  • Tuition: $2000.00

2021 – 2022 (Effective for all classes with a class start date of October 1, 2021 and beyond)

  • Tuition: $2100.00

Valid forms of payment include:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Florida Prepaid
  • VA Benefits
  • Private Scholarship
External Expenses (UPDATED!)

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

  • Books: $262.00 (Multiple options available.  Book information will be provided after registration closes.)
  • FISDAP (skills tracking): $15.75
  • American Data Bank (Broward Hospital): $168.00.  Includes Broward Hospital, Drug Screening and Level 2 Background Check (scheduling fee may apply).
  • InUnison (uniform package): $230.00.

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

UPDATED UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS! EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!

Effective June 1, 2021, CSRIPS has partnered with InUnison for student uniform packages for EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic and Firefighter I & II.  InUnison will have student packages for each class that include a basic package plus optional, additional items.  This should provide the student a one-stop-shop experience for the required uniform package.  CSRIPS students will have a designated week at InUnison for uniform fittings and purchase.  In most cases, uniforms can be picked up on the day of purchase.

InUnison can be reached at 954-749-3340.  Please call to confirm store hours prior to arriving.

The standard uniform package for EMT-Basic will include; polo shirts, sweatshirt, BDU’s and boots.   Students will be required to have this package purchased during CSRIPS @ InUnison week and will be required to attend class on Day 1 in full uniform.  Students not in uniform will be demerited.

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.

EXTERNSHIP INFORMATION
BACKGROUND CHECKS

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.
DRUG SCREENING

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  

All Coral Springs and Lauderhill campus students are REQUIRED to attend a Mandatory Externship Orientation on the date & time listed below. Our Clinical Coordinator will cover information about rides, clinicals, FISDAP and COMPLIO for Coral Springs.

CORAL SPRINGS/LAUDERHILL STUDENTS ONLY – Please check the date and time in your class materials in your MyCSRIPS account. 

1. OPEN HOUSE

DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC ALL OPEN HOUSES WILL BE HOSTED VIA ZOOM. A LINK IS POSTED ON OUR MAIN PAGE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED TO ATTEND. WE WILL RESUME LIVE OPEN HOUSES IN THE FUTURE.

2. TAKE A CSRIPS BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CLASS

Students must complete the CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider course at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the EMT-Basic class. 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. 

Main Campus

4180 NW 120th Avenue
Coral Springs, Florida  33065

  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. FCDICE Number
  5. Medical Insurance Card
  6. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  7. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF)

*Medical information is collected from Broward Health during the Complio registration.

Lauderhill Campus

3120 NW 12th Place
Lauderhill, Florida 33311

  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. FCDICE Number
  5. Medical Insurance Card
  6. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  7. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF)

*Medical information is collected from Broward Health during the Complio registration.

4. APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is now a 2 step process.

  • Step 1 – Basic student information along with payment of the application fee.
  • You will receive an email within 2 hours with instructions for completing Step 2 within your MyCSRIPS student portal.  You are required to complete Step 2 by the end of the registration day.
  • Step 2 – Student will be required to:
    • acknowledge the Refund Policy (required)
    • acknowledge the Release and Waiver (required)
    • acknowledge the Photo Release and Waiver (required)
    • acknowledge the COVID-19 disclaimer (required)
    • select alternate payment options (if applicable)
    • select Veteran benefits (if applicable)
    • upload health insurance id card (required)
    • provide emergency contact information (required)
    • provide shirt size (required)
    • upload diploma (high school or college or GED) (required)
    • upload drivers license (required)

The student should only complete Step 2 after paying the application fee. (If you are unable to complete Step 1, the course may be full, or registration has closed. Do not contact the office.) Once Step 2 has been completed, the student’s application is considered complete and will be reviewed for consideration.

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 sent 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 and Complio registration information.

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.

 

Main Campus Students Only –

The Broward Health system is contracting American Data Bank with their Complio system to validate hospital requirements.  Given that, items that were required in the CSRIPS EMT-Basic application are now part of course pre-work.  Once accepted to the program, you will receive instructions on how to register with the Complio system.  This information will be a requirement for the hospital.  If it is not completed, you will not be able to complete your clinical rotations and will not graduate from the program.  This information will include;

  1. Medical Insurance Card
  2. Flu Vaccine (October 1 – March 31)
  3. Immunization Information
  4. Drug Screening (information will be provided when you enroll in Complio)
  5. Level 2 Background Check

For the Immunization Information, CSRIPS has provided a form for you to use if you choose to.  Please review the Broward Health Requirements to ensure you have everything ready when you enroll in Complio.

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?

MARTIN COUNTY CAMPUS UPDATE

The Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety (CSRIPS), in conjunction with Martin County Fire Rescue (MCFR), has made the decision to discontinue EMT and Paramedic coursework at their location in Martin County. Courses that are currently in session, will be taught to completion with full support from both CSRIPS and MCFR. However, at this time there are no plans to resume courses at the Martin County location for the foreseeable future. CSRIPS will continue offering both EMT and Paramedic courses as well as Fire I & II at their Coral Springs campus and EMT at their Lauderhill campus.

 

Students registered for EMT-Basic @ Lauderhill will be only be permitted to complete clinicals and rides that correspond with that campus location.  

Students must have a BLS Healthcare Provider card issued by the City of Coral Springs Training Center.  Please see above for more details.

Summer 2021 Registration Information

  • Main Campus: 
    • EMT-Basic Day Class: June 7 @ 11am
    • EMT-Basic Night Class: June 8 @ 11am
  • Lauderhill Campus: 
    • EMT-Basic Class: June 9 @ 1pm

EMT-Basic Outcomes

Based on 2020 Accreditation Reporting

Graduated

85%

License Pass Rate

75%

Placement

89%