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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.

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Start Date: 2020-10-06 T/W/TH Evenings
12 Months

 

Open House: August 27

Registration: September 2 @ 10am

Notification: September 8

Transfer/Drop: September 14 – 15

Late Registration: September 16 – 18

Tuition Due: September 11

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2021-01-04 Monday Class
12 Months

 

Open House: October 13

Open House: November 7

Registration: November 18  10AM

Notification: November 23

Transfer/Drop: December 7 – 8

Late Registration: December 9 – 11

Tuition Due: December 4

Start Date: 2021-04-15 Thursday Class
14 Months

 

Open House: February 2 & 6

Registration: March 3rd @ 10AM

Notification: March 8

Transfer/Drop: March 15 – 16

Late Registration: March 17 – 19

Tuition Due: March 12

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
MARTIN COUNTY CLASS SCHEDULES

800 SE Monterey Road

Stuart, Florida  34994

martincounty@coralsprings.org

Start Date: 2021-04-13 Tuesday Class
14 Months

 

Open House: March 2 & 6

Registration: March 4 @ 12 noon

Notification: March 8

Transfer/Drop: March 15-16

Late Registration: March 17-19

Tuition Due: March 12

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2021-07-21 Wednesday Class
14 Months

 

Open House: May 4 & 8

Registration: June 9 @ 9am

Notification: Week of June 14

Add/Transfer/Drop: June 21 – 25

Tuition Due: June 18

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

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
NEW! Day Class 12 Month Schedule

Class is two(2) times per week at CSRIPS

  • 1 day 9am – 6pm
  • 1 additional 3 hour class per week
  • 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
NEW! Night Class12 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
TUITION AND FEES
Fees

Application Fee: $45.00

Lab & Materials (L&M) Fee is paid upon acceptance into the Paramedic program

L&M Fee: $645.00

Tuition

Tuition: $7200.00 (paid upon acceptance into the Paramedic program)

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. $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

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!

FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW

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.

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

All Coral Springs campus students are REQUIRED to attend a Mandatory Externship Orientation on the date & time listed below. Our Clinical Coordinator will cover information about rides, clinicals, FISDAP and COMPLIO for Coral Springs.

CORAL SPRINGS STUDENTS ONLY – TBD – Plan on being in attendance for approximately 2 hours.  

1. OPEN HOUSE

DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC ALL OPEN HOUSES WILL BE HOSTED VIA ZOOM. A LINK IS POSTED ON OUR MAIN PAGE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED TO ATTEND. WE WILL RESUME LIVE OPEN HOUSES IN THE FUTURE.

2. TAKE A CSRIPS BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CLASS

Students must complete the CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider course at least 2 weeks prior to class beginning. 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.  
3. ACQUIRE 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. 

CSRIPS - Main Campus

4180 NW 120th Avenue
Coral Springs, Florida  33065

  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, Current EMT student (see Step 4. Application Process for details)
  6. FCDICE Number
  7. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  8. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF

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

Martin County Campus

800 SE Monterey Rd
Stuart, Florida  34994

  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 (see Step 4. Application Process for details)
  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. Medical Insurance Card (Picture or PDF)
  10. Flu Vaccine (October 1 – March 31)
4. APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is now a 2 step process.

  • Step 1 – Basic student information along with payment of the application fee.
  • Step 2 – Student will be required to:
    • acknowledge Refund Policy (required)
    • acknowledge the Release and Waiver (required)
    • acknowledge the Photo Release and Waiver (required)
    • acknowledge the COVID-19 disclaimer (required)
    • select alternate payment options (if applicable)
    • select Veteran benefits (if applicable)
    • select Individual Education Plan (IEP) (if applicable)
    • upload health insurance id card (required)
    • upload BLS Healthcare Provider card (not required for the application.  See Step 2 – Take a BLS Healthcare Provider Course above.)
    • provide emergency contact information (required)
    • provide shirt size (required)
    • upload diploma (high school or college or GED) (required)
    • upload drivers license (required)
    • upload EMT license (see Registration information for further details)

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

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
6. COURSE PRE-WORK

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.

 

Main Campus Students Only –

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
ARE YOU READY?

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?

Summer 2021 Registration Information

Students registered for EMT-Paramedic at the main Coral Springs campus will only be permitted to complete clinicals and rides that correspond with that campus location.  Students will not be permitted to ride or complete clinicals at Martin County or St Lucie County locations unless they are riding with their own department (must meet requirements).

Students registered for EMT-Paramedic @ Martin County will only be permitted to complete clinicals and rides that correspond with that campus location.  Students will not be permitted to ride or complete clinicals at a Broward County or Miami Dade location unless they are riding with their own department (must meet requirements).

MAIN CAMPUS:

    1. Registration opens TBD (EMT Licensed only).
    2. Registration opens TBD (EMT Certificate of Completion).
    3. Registration opens TBD (Current EMT Student with end date prior to Day 1 of Paramedic).

MARTIN COUNTY CAMPUS:

    1. Registration opens June 9 @ 9am (EMT Licensed, EMT Certificate of Completion and current EMT students).

Graduating

88.6%

License Pass Rate

94.7%

Placement

82.3%