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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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MAIN CAMPUS SCHEDULE

4180 NW 120th Avenue, Coral Springs, Florida 33065

csrips@coralsprings.org

Start Date: 2024-04-23 T & TH Day Class

 

Open House: February 5, 2024

Registration: February 26 – March 1

Notification: Week of March 4

Transfer/Drop/Late Registration: March 11 – 15

Tuition Due: March 8

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2024-07-09 T & TH Night Class

 

Open House: TBA

Registration: June 3 – 7

Notification: Week of June 10

Transfer/Drop/Late Registration: June 17 – 21

Tuition Due: June 14

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2024-08-15 T & TH Day Class

 

Open House: TBA

Registration: June 3 – 7

Notification: Week of June 10

Transfer/Drop/Late Registration: June 17 – 21

Tuition Due: June 14

  • 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
  • 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 two (2) times per week

  • 5:30pm – 10:30pm – Main Campus
  • Approximately 24 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

2023 – 2024 (Effective for all classes with a class start date of October 1, 2023 and beyond)

  • Application Fee: $35.00
  • Deposit Fee: $50.00
  • L&M Fee: $350.00
  • Facility Fee: $40.00
Tuition

Tuition is paid upon acceptance into the EMT program

2023 – 2024 (Effective for all classes with a class start date of October 1, 2023 and beyond)

  • Tuition: $2230.00

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: $315.71 (Book information will be provided after registration closes.)
  • 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
STUDENT SERVICES ADVISOR

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

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  – 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.

Spring 2024

This A&P pre-course will be held at the Coral Springs campus.

EMT Night class –  N/A

EMT Day class –  TBA

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 to 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

  • proof of registration for a CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider class.

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.

BLS Class must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the class start date.

Cards from other organizations will not be accepted.

Cards are sent out 2-10 business days after class has completed.

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 JPEG for certain file uploads. Files uploaded in HEIC format cannot be viewed on our system.

  1. Social Security Number
  2. Diploma or Transcript (JPEG or PDF)
  3. Proof of Age; Driver’s License or birth certificate (JPEG or PDF)
  4. FCDICE Number (instructions listed below)
  5. Medical Insurance Card
  6. CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider Card or Registration receipt
  7. VA Information  (if applicable; JPEG or PDF)
  8. IEP Information (if applicable; JPEG or PDF)

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

4. POINT-BASED ADMISSION SYSTEM

CSRIPS implements a Point-based selection system designed to assist in determining which applicants will be admitted into the EMT-Basic, Paramedic or Firefighter I&II (limited access) Programs. Our goal is to select applicants that will have the best opportunity to successfully complete our Programs and achieve Industry Certification/Employment.

If there are more qualified applicants than seats available in the current class offering, those applicants that are not initially selected will remain on the list as an “alternate” and will only be used 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, we DO NOT form “wait-lists” for future class offerings.

Information reviewed for points:

  • Highest level of education completed (transcript or diploma required)
  • Member in Good Standing of a Fire Explorer Program (letter required)
  • Certificate of Completion from a CSRIPS EMT, Paramedic or Firefighter I&II Program (documentation required)
  • National/State Certified EMT or Paramedic (national or state license required)
  • Honorably Discharged Veteran (DD214 required)
  • Legacy and Residence (up to 3 per application):
      1. City of Coral Springs/Parkland Employee, CSRIPS Intern (self/spouse/dependent/sibling – documentation required)
      2. Current First Responder (Non-CSPFD) – Firefighter/Police Officer/ Medical (self/spouse/dependent/sibling –documentation required)
      3. CSRIPS EMT, Fire or Paramedic Alumni Dependent/Spouse (documentation required)
      4. Established Resident of Coral Springs or Parkland (documentation required)
      5. Recommendation Letter from Fire Department Chief

If an applicant does not have any of the additional documentation listed above, there is still a chance to be accepted into the applied program based on the overall applicant pool of that current registration.

5. APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is 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 Additional Information (If applicable)

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.

6. 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
7. 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.

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 7 steps above?

Do you have all of your files saved in the proper format  (PDF or JPEG – not HEIC!)  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?

Spring 2024 Application Information 

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

Registration will open February 26 @ 7:00am

EMT-Basic Outcomes

Based on 2022 Accreditation Reporting

Graduated

75%

License Pass Rate

80%

Placement

89%