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

After applying for the EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic program and before Day 1 of the program, the student will be directed on how to complete the American Data Bank/Broward Health requirements.  It is extremely important to understand that if the student fails any of the American Data Bank or Broward Health requirements, including the 10 panel drug screening or the background check, they will not be entitled to a refund.  Please read this carefully to ensure you are not impacted.  Listed below is Level 2 background check information:

  1. Nationwide Sex Offender Search – The nationwide sex offender registry search covers all 50 states, Washington DC, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and all Native American Tribes across the United States.This search includes all individuals that are currently registered as a sex offender.
  2. Office of Inspector General Exclusion list – OIG searches review if an applicant is included on the Exclusion list, which would prevent them (and therefore the hospital) from receiving Federal funding include the following exclusions – Program-related convictions, patient abuse/neglect convictions, felony health care fraud and convictions, felony controlled substance convictions, convictions relating to program or health care fraud, failure to provide payment information, failure to grant immediate access, default on health education loan or scholarship obligations, individuals controlling excluded/convicted entities, obstruction of an investigation conviction, misdemeanor controlled substance convictions, license revocation/suspension/surrender, federal/state health care program exclusions/suspensions, quality of care violations, fraud/kickbacks, entity owned/controlled by excluded/convicted individual, imposition of a civil money penalty or assessment, peer review organization referral.
  3. Florida Statewide Criminal Search – searches the state of Florida to review for any criminal convictions.
  4. Fingerprinting – comprehensive Nationwide criminal search for convictions based off of the student/applicant’s fingerprints
Start Date: 2019-02-06
Wednesday Class


Open House: November 10 & 13

Registration opens December 4 @ 9am – See ARE YOU READY? on this page

Registration closes December 7

Notification: December 10

Transfer/Drop: December 17 – 18

Late Registration: December 19 – 21

Tuition Due: December 14

Start Date: 2019-05-13
M/W Night Class

Open House: February 23 & 26

Registration: March 4

Notification: March 11

Transfer/Drop: March 18 – 19

Late Registration: March 20 – 22

Tuition Due: March 15

Start Date: 2019-08-05
Monday Class

Open House: May 18 & 28

Registration: June 10

Notification: June 17

Transfer/Drop: June 24 – 25

Late Registration: June 26 – 28

Tuition Due: June 21

Day Class

Class is one (1) time per week

  • 9am – 5pm
  • 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

Class is two (2) times per week

  • Monday and Wednesday
  • 5:30pm – 10:30pm
  • 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

Application Fee: $45.00

Lab & Materials Fee: $606.00 (paid upon acceptance into the Paramedic program)


Tuition: $6750.00 (paid upon acceptance into the Paramedic program)

Payment Plan Options:

  • Single Payment
  • 6 Payments

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: approx. $757.00 (Book information will be provided after registration closes.  Do NOT purchase prior to receiving the email from CSRIPS.)
  • FISDAP (skills tracking): $85.00
  • American Data Bank (Broward Hospital): $168.00.  Includes Broward Hospital, Drug Screening and Level 2 Background Check (scheduling fee may apply).

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


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!



Acceptance into the CSRIPS 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.

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.


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)

Students must complete the CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider course. 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. EMT License, EMT Certificate of Completion, Current EMT student
  5. FCDICE Number
  6. Medical Exam (Picture or PDF)
  7. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  8. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF
  9. Student Enrollment Agreement (found in your MyCSRIPS student record)

*The registration process is phased for Paramedic.  Paramedic will open for registration in the following order;

  1. EMT License
  2. EMT Certificate of Completion
  3. Current EMT student

Students that do not have their EMT License and are accepted into the Paramedic program must successfully obtain their EMT License by the 12th week of class.  If the student does not obtain their EMT License, the student will be dismissed from the program.

If you have passed the state EMT licensing exam but still have not received your EMT License, please contact Clara at 850-245-4395.

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 – April 30)
  3. Immunization Information
  4. Drug Screening
  5. Level 2 Background Check

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 is the 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.


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 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

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, drug screening, Day 1 expections, 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 being dismissed from class.


Have you read all 6 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?

Winter 2019 Registration Information

Dec 4 @ 9am – This registration time is for students that currently hold a valid state EMT License.

Dec 5 @ 9am – Assuming there is still space available, at 9am this link will open for students with an EMT Certificate of Completion but no EMT License.

Dec 6 @ 9am – Assuming there is still space available, at 9am this link will open for students that are still currently enrolled in EMT but will be graduating prior to the first day, February 6, 2019.