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

Start Date: 2024-08-23 Friday Class 14 Months


Open House: May 13 in-person or May 18 Zoom

Registration: June 3 – 7

Notification: Week of June 10

Transfer/Drop: August 23 – 29

Tuition Due: June 14

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
1110 HOURS
Day Class 14 Month Schedule

Class is one (1) time per week

  • 9am – 6pm
  • Approximately 62 weeks

Hospital Clinical

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

EMS Ride Along

  • 360 hours
  • Monday – Saturday slots
  • Scheduled based on availability
Night Class 12 Month Schedule

Class is three (3) times per week

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Approximately 52 weeks

Hospital Clinical

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

EMS Ride Along

  • 360 hours
  • Monday – Saturday slots
  • Scheduled based on availability

2023 – 2024 (Effective for all classes with a class start date of October 1, 2022 and beyond)

  • Application Fee: $35.00
  • Deposit Fee: $50.00
  • L&M Fee: $740.00
  • Facility Fee: $40.00 per semester

Tuition is paid upon acceptance into the Paramedic program

2023 – 2024

  • Tuition: $7957.00

Payment Plan Options:

  • Single Payment
  • 4 Payments

Valid forms of payment include:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Florida Prepaid
  • Florida 529
  • Sallie Mae
  • 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: approx. $785.96 (Book information will be provided after registration closes.  Do NOT purchase prior to receiving the email from CSRIPS.)
  • American Data Bank (Broward Hospital): $168.00.  Includes Broward Hospital, Drug Screening and Level 2 Background Check (scheduling fee may apply).
  • InUnison (uniform package): $40.00

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): $125.00
  • State licensing fee: $45.00

What if I have a DUI from years ago?

Any conviction, including a DUI, can prevent you from becoming employed.  Please contact the office at 954-346-1774 for more information.

Is the COVID vaccine required for the EMT-Basic program?

As of the end of July, 2023, we were notified that Broward Health no longer requires the COVID vaccine as part of their clinical program.

I have a green card. Can I apply?


Can I get college credits for these courses and are they transferable?

We do not assign credits to our courses.  We do offer transcripts for our accredited courses for a fee. Other schools may assign credits to our courses, but you must check with that school.

Is the CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider course mandatory?

You are required to complete the CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider course.  The only exemption is if you are currently employed by a department or hospital.  Please contact the office to review your credentials with your Academic Program Advisor.


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 southeast Florida (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-Basic, EMT-Paramedic and Firefighter I&II and become licensed in all three courses which can be accomplished at CSRIPS.



Acceptance into the CSRIPS EMT-Paramedic 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.


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.


All NEW CSRIPS EMS* students are REQUIRED to attend the Mandatory Externship Orientation listed below. The CSRIPS Clinical Coordinator will cover information about COMPLIO and other course materials will be reviewed.

Paramedic Orientation – TBA

*If you were previously a CSRIPS EMT student within the last 12 months and already have an established COMPLIO account, you do not need to attend.


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 (strongly suggested)

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.


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

  • a BLS Healthcare Provider Certificate from CSRIPS


  • proof of registration in 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.

Cards from other organizations will not be accepted.

  If you currently have a BLS Healthcare Provider card from CSRIPS and it expires during the Paramedic class, you have 2 options.

  1. If the card expires during the first 4 months of class, please register for a CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider class prior to your Paramedic class beginning.
  2. If the card expires after the first 4 months, you will need to register and successfully complete a CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider class prior to your card expiring.  

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
  5. EMT State License, EMT Certificate of Completion
  6. FCDICE Number
  7. CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider Card or Registration receipt
  8. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  9. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF

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


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 considered for review:

  • 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.


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.


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 will be dismissed from the class.

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 and Facility 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

Should a student be accepted into Paramedic, an email notification will be received welcoming the student and providing instructions for the next steps.  The student will be provided information for books, Complio, 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 completed by the due date will result in the student 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-Paramedic 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
  5. Level 2 Background Check

Have you read all 7 steps above?

Did you complete the New Student Orientation?

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?


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.

Summer 2024 Application Information

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

Registration will open June 3 @ 7:00am.



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