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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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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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.
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.
MANDATORY EXTERNSHIP ORIENTATION – SUMMER TERM 2022
All NEW CSRIPS EMS* students are REQUIRED to attend the Mandatory Externship Orientation on June 20, 2022 @ 10AM. Our Clinical Coordinator will cover information about COMPLIO and other course materials will be reviewed.
*If you were previously a CSRIPS EMT student within the last 16 months and already have an established COMPLIO account, you do not need to attend.
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Broward Health has mandated all employees of Broward Health and all students in the Broward Health system receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to remain in the hospital. Effective August 15, 2021, all EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic students will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Broward Health in order to successfully complete the program. A valid vaccine card will be required as proof and will be uploaded during the Broward Health Complio process. Students who do not have the vaccine should not apply for the EMT-Basic program or EMT-Paramedic program since you will be unable to complete your clinical. If you are not accepted by the hospital, you will not be able to complete your program and no refund will be provided.
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.