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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: 2023-01-10 Day Class

Open House: October 10 & 15

Registration: November 14 – 18

Notification: Week of November 28

Add/Transfer/Drop: December 5 – 9

Tuition Due: December 2

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2023-01-12 Night Class

Open House: October 10 & 15

Registration: November 14 – 18

Notification: Week of November 28

Add/Transfer/Drop: December 5 – 9

Tuition Due: December 2

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2023-04- 25 Day Class

Open House: January 30

Open House: February 4

Registration: February 27 – March 3

Notification: Week of March 6

Add/Transfer/Drop: March 13 – 17

Tuition Due: March 10

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2023-07-11 Night Class

Open House: May 2 & May 6

Registration: June 5 – 9

Notification: Week of June 12

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 19 – 23

Tuition Due: June 16

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2023-08-08 Day Class

Open House: May 2 & May 6

Registration: June 5 – 9

Notification: Week of June 12

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 19 – 23

Tuition Due: June 16

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

3120 NW 12th Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311

lauderhill@coralsprings.org

Start Date: 2023-01-10 Day Class

Open House: October 10 & 15

Registration: November 14 – 18

Notification: Week of November 28

Add/Transfer/Drop: December 5 – 9

Tuition Due: December 2

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2023-04- 25 Day Class

Open House: January 30

Open House: February 4

Registration: February 27 – March 3

Notification: Week of March 6

Add/Transfer/Drop: March 13 – 17

Tuition Due: March 10

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2023-08-15 Day Class

Open House: May 2 & May 6

Registration: June 5 – 9

Notification: Week of June 12

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 19 – 23

Tuition Due: June 16

  • 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

2022 – 2023 (Effective for all classes with a class start date of October 1, 2022 and beyond)

  • Application Fee: $25.00
  • Deposit Fee: $50.00
  • L&M Fee: $316.00
  • Facility Fee: $35.00
Tuition

Tuition is paid upon acceptance into the EMT program

2022 – 2023 (Effective for all classes with a class start date of October 1, 2022 and beyond)

  • Tuition: $2163.00

Valid forms of payment include:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Florida Prepaid
  • Florida 529
  • 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: $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.

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

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  – WINTER TERM 2023

All Coral Springs and Lauderhill campus students are REQUIRED to attend a Mandatory Externship Orientation on December 7th at 10am.  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.

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Broward Health has mandated all employees of Broward Health and all students in the Broward Health system receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to remain in the hospital.  Effective August 15, 2021, all EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic students will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Broward Health in order to successfully complete the program.  A valid vaccine card will be required as proof and will be uploaded during registration and the Broward Health Complio process.  Students who do not have the vaccine should not apply for the EMT-Basic program or EMT-Paramedic program since you will be unable to complete your clinical.  If you are not accepted by the hospital, you will not be able to complete your program and no refund will be provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

1. OPEN HOUSE

Open House has not only returned but now offers 2 options!  You may attend either the in-person Open House or the virtual option.  Each one has it’s benefits and you get to select which one is best for you.  Please refer the home page for details.

2. TAKE A CSRIPS BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CLASS

Students must upload, at time of Step 2 application submission, either:

  • a BLS Healthcare Provider Certificate from CSRIPS

OR

  • their receipt from a CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider class registration.

Should the student not upload proof of registration or completion, their application will be considered “incomplete” and the student will be withdrawn from the application process.

Cards from other organizations will not be accepted.

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. 

Coral Springs and Lauderhill Campus

These requirements are the same for the Coral Springs and Lauderhill campuses.

  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. CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider Card or Registration receipt
  7. COVID-19 Vaccination Card
  8. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  9. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF)

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

Optional information considered for review:

  • Highest level of education completed (transcript or diploma required)
  • Member in Good Standing of a Fire Explorer Program (letter required, must be on department letterhead)
  • Certificate of Completion from a CSRIPS EMT, Paramedic or Firefighter I&II Program (documentation required)
  • Honorably Discharged Veteran (DD214 required)
  • City of Coral Springs/Parkland Employee, CSRIPS Intern (self/spouse/dependent/sibling – documentation required)
  • Established Resident of Coral Springs or Parkland (documentation required)
  • Dependent/Spouse of CSRIPS EMT, Fire or Paramedic Alumni (documentation required)
  • Current First Responder – Firefighter/Police Officer/ Medical (self/spouse/dependent/sibling –documentation required)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Fire Department Chief (must be on department letterhead)
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 24  hours with instructions for completing Step 2 within your MyCSRIPS student portal.  You are required to complete Step 2 within 24 hours.
  • Step 2 –
    • Submit Required Application
    • Submit Optional Information

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
  • Alternate List
    1. If there are more qualified applicants than seats available in the current class offering, those applications not initially selected will remain on the list as an Alternate and will only be chosen to fill the remaining spots in the event one becomes available before the start of the Program. Once the Program starts, the remaining applicants will have to reapply for future class offerings.
  • Denied
    1. Reapply next registration period
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.

 

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?

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?

Winter 2023 Application Information 

CSRIPS recently implemented changes to our application process.  Ensure that you have reviewed all of the steps above.

Registration will open November 14th at 7am.

EMT-Basic Outcomes

Based on 2021 Accreditation Reporting

Graduated

69%

License Pass Rate

78%

Placement

65%