LEARN HOW TO BECOME A FIREFIGHTER


These are the steps you will need to follow to apply for and be accepted into the
CSRIPS Firefighter I & II training program.

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Start Date: 2020-10-06 Day Class

Please see announcement on the CSRIPS home page in regards to the FALL Firefighter I & II class.

Start Date: 2021-01-11 Day Class

Open House: October 13

Open House: November 7

Entrance PAT: November 15

Registration:  November 16 – 20 @12 noon

Notification: November 23

Transfer/Drop: December 7 – 8

Late Registration: December 9 – 11

Tuition Due: December 4

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2021-01-16 Accel Night Class

 

Open House: October 13

Open House: November 7

Entrance PAT: November 15

Registration:  November 16 – 20@12 noon

Notification: November 23

Transfer/Drop: December 7 – 8

Late Registration: December 9 – 11

Tuition Due: December 4

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2021-01-31 Part Time Night Class

 

Open House: October 13

Open House: November 7

Entrance PAT: November 15

Registration:  November 16 – 20 @12 noon

Notification: November 23

Transfer/Drop: December 7 – 8

Late Registration: December 9 – 11

Tuition Due: December 4

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application
Start Date: 2021-04-26 Day Class

 

Open House: February 2 & 6

Entrance PAT: TBD

Registration: March 1 – 5 @ 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
FIREFIGHTER I & II
CLASS SCHEDULES
Full Time Day Class

Class is five (5) days per week

  • Monday – Friday
    • 8am – 5:30pm
  • Approximately 16 weeks
Part Time Accelerated Night Class

Class is four (4) times per week

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • 5:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Saturday
    • 8am – 5pm
  • Approximately 23 weeks
Part Time Night Class

Class is three (3) times per week

  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 5:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Saturday
    • 8am – 5pm
  • Approximately 31 weeks
TUITION AND FEES
Fees

Application Fee: $45.00

Lab & Materials (L&M) Fee is paid upon acceptance into the Firefighter I & II program

L&M Fee: $167.35

Tuition

Tuition is paid upon acceptance into the Firefighter I & II program

Tuition: $3200.00

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 and not CSRIPS.  Prices should be verified with the vendor.

  • Bunker Gear Rental, SCBA Mask & Fit testing: $1200.00
  • Books: $100.00 (information on how to purchase the books will be available after the registration period closes.  Do NOT order books until you view this information.)
  • Fingerprint process (Background check): $47.00
  • State Exam Fee: $30.00

BECOMING A FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER

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.

FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

Acceptance into the CSRIPS Firefighter I & II 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.

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.

The student has the option of attending the Open House.   Due to limited seats, the student may bring 1 family member.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend as this provides the prospect and family members an opportunity to better understand the commitments that will be required.  The Open House is structured, starts promptly at the documented time and lasts approximately 2 hours.  Open House registration fills quickly!

  1. Meet the Division Chief of Training
  2. Speak with current students
  3. Tour facility
  4. Determine educational path (with academic calendar)
2. COMPLETE THE ENTRANCE PAT

Entrance PAT’s are only valid for a single term.  For example, if you are looking to register for a class in the Summer 2020 term, you MUST complete the Entrance PAT for the Summer 2020 term.

Winter 2021

CSRIPS will be holding 1 Entrance PAT.

Entrance PAT: November 15, 2020.  Registration opens November 1st at 12:00 pm.

  • Completed Medical Exam form must be submitted with Entrance PAT application.  See link below for form.  Exam is only valid for 6 months and must also be valid for Day 1 of the Firefighter I & II class.
  • If a student does not successfully register for the Firefighter I & II class of their choosing but there are other Firefighter I & II classes open for that term, the student will not be entitled to register for the next Entrance PAT free of charge.
  • Should a student successfully complete the Entrance PAT and not be able to register for a class within that term (meaning all available Firefighter I & II classes for that term have met capacity), the student will have 2 choices;
  1. Register for a different program within CSRIPS.   If the student chooses this option, no refund will be provided for the Entrance PAT and their will not be an option to take the Entrance PAT at a later date for no cost.
  2. Wait until the next registering term and complete the Entrance PAT at no cost.
    1. If the student chooses this option, the student will only have one opportunity to complete the Entrance PAT at no charge.
    2. The student is responsible for monitoring the website and the upcoming Entrance PAT dates.
    3. Enrollment into the next Entrance PAT is not guaranteed.
      1. The student must reply to the class manager prior to the established deadline with their intent to take the Entrance PAT again.
      2. The student will need to comply with all the registration requirements (Minimum Standards medical exam.  Only valid for 6 months and must be valid on first day of Firefighter I & II).
  • If the student does not confirm with the class manager and the Entrance PAT fills up, the student forfeits their tuition.
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. 

  1. FCDICE Number
  2. Social Security Number
  3. Tobacco Affidavit (notarized)
  4. Proof of Age; Driver’s License or birth certificate (Picture or PDF)
  5. Diploma or Transcript (Picture or PDF)
  6. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  7. IEP Information (if applicable; Picture or PDF)

Entrance PAT Certificate of Completion from CSRIPS.   Please see above for specific details in regards to the Entrance PAT.

*Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

4. APPLICATION PROCESS

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.  You MUST select a class during the registration process.  If you do not select a class start date, you will not be accepted into a class.

This application is 3 screens and consists of:

  1. Application with all required information
  2. Select the class
  3. 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.

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  (this does not guarantee you will be accepted)
6. COURSE PRE-WORK

Should a student be accepted into Firefighter I & II, an email notification will be received welcoming the student and providing instructions for the next steps.  The student will be provided information for books, Day 1 expectations, dress code, and more.

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.

ARE YOU READY?

Have you read all 6 steps above?

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?


Fall 2020 Registration Information

  • Day Class: Modified registration.  Please see announcement on the CSRIPS home page for the process.  The registration button for the Entrance PAT will appear on the home page.

If you are a returning student, you MUST use the exact same first name, middle name, last name and email that is in your current student record in order for the system to recognize you and send you a link to continue and complete the application.  If you do not follow these instructions, you will wind up completing the full application and creating a second student record which will impact your registration.

If you are a returning student, an email will be sent for you to continue your application.  Please be sure to check your inbox, spam, junk, trash, etc folders.  CSRIPS is not responsible for the students email provider limitations.

Firefighter I & II Outcomes

Based on 2019 Accreditation Reporting

Graduating

84%

License Pass Rate

99%

Placement

71%