LEARN HOW TO BECOME A PARAMEDIC
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!
FOR CSRIPS – Coral Springs Campus Students ONLY (not valid for the Martin County Campus students)!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Florida Statewide Criminal Search – searches the state of Florida to review for any criminal convictions.
- Fingerprinting – comprehensive Nationwide criminal search for convictions based off of the student/applicant’s fingerprints
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MARTIN COUNTY CLASS SCHEDULES
PARAMEDIC CLASS SCHEDULES
TUITION AND FEES
BECOMING A FLORIDA PARAMEDIC
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!
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PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY
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.