Learn How to Become an FireFighter

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

Upcoming Classes

Start Date: 2020-01-06 Day Class

Open House: October 12

Open House: November 2

Entrance PAT: November 10

EMR:  November 26

Registration:  December 2 – 6

Notification: December 9 – 13

Transfer/Drop: December 16 – 17

Late Registration: December 18 – 20

Tuition Due: December 13

Start Date: 2020-01-18 Accel Night Class

Open House: October 12

Open House: November 2

Entrance PAT: November 10

EMR:  November 26

Registration:  December 2 – 6

Notification: December 9 – 13

Transfer/Drop: December 16 – 17

Late Registration: December 18 – 20

Tuition Due: December 13

Start Date: 2020-02-01 Part Time Night Class

Open House: October 12

Open House: November 2

Entrance PAT: November 10

EMR:  November 26

Registration:  December 2 – 6

Notification: December 9 – 13

Transfer/Drop: December 16 – 17

Late Registration: December 18 – 20

Tuition Due: December 13

Start Date: 2020-04-13 Day Class

Open House: February 22 & 25

Entrance PAT: TBD

EMR: February 25

Registration: March 2 – 6

Notification: March 9 – 13

Transfer/Drop: March 16 – 17

Late Registration: March 18 – 20

Tuition Due: March 13

Start Date: 2020-07-25 Accel Night Class

Open House: May 16 & 19

Entrance PAT: May 19

Entrance PAT: TBD

EMR:  June 2

Registration: June 8 – 12

Notification: June 15 – 19

Transfer/Drop: June 22 – 23

Late Registration: June 24 – 26

Tuition Due: June 19

Start Date: 2020-08-03 Day Class

Open House: May 16 & 19

Entrance PAT: May 19

Entrance PAT: TBD

EMR:  June 2

Registration: June 8 – 12

Notification: June 15 – 19

Transfer/Drop: June 22 – 23

Late Registration: June 24 – 26

Tuition Due: June 19

Start Date: 2020-08-08 Part Time Night Class

Open House: May 16 & 19

Entrance PAT: May 19

Entrance PAT: TBD

EMR:  June 2

Registration: June 8 – 12

Notification: June 15 – 19

Transfer/Drop: June 22 – 23

Late Registration: June 24 – 26

Tuition Due: June 19

Firefighter I & II Class Schedules

Full Time Day Class

Class is five (5) days per week

  • Monday – Friday
    • 8am – 5:30pm
  • Approximately 13 weeks

Part Time Accelerated Night Class

Class is four (4) times per week

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • 5:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Saturday
    • 8am – 5pm
  • Approximately 21 weeks

Part Time Night Class

Class is three (3) times per week

  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 5:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Saturday
    • 8am – 5pm
  • Approximately 29 weeks

Firefighter I & II Class Schedules

Fees

Application Fee: $45.00

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

2019-2020 L&M Fee: $167.35

Tuition

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

2019-2020 Tuition: $2500.00

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

  • Bunker Gear Rental: $1000.00
  • Books: $250.00 (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

Read 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.

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)

Entrance PAT’s are only valid for a single term.  For example, if you are going to register for a class in the Winter 2020 term, you must register for the Entrance PAT on November 10.  If you are looking to register for a class in the Spring 2020 term, you MUST complete the Entrance PAT for the Spring 2020 term.

Winter 2020

CSRIPS will be holding 1 Entrance PAT.  This PAT will be for the the Winter 2020 term only.

Entrance PAT: November 10  (Rain date is November 17)

 

Entrance PAT Disclaimer

  • There is a no refund policy for the Entrance PAT.
  • 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 (medical exam).
  • If the student does not confirm with the class manager and the Entrance PAT fills up, the student forfeits their tuition.

Please read this carefully.

  1. If you have your EMT License or Paramedic License, EMR is not required.
  2. If you currently have an EMR Certificate of Completion with an institution other than CSRIPS, it must state it was a 40 hour course on the certificate.
  3. If you are an EMT student with CSRIPS, you will receive your EMR Certificate of Completion with the successful completion of your EMT mid-term exam.
  4. If you are an EMT student at another school, you will need to complete the full EMR course.
  5. If you are not an EMT student, you will need to complete the full EMR course. It is comprised of online course materials followed by a hands on skills portion and test at CSRIPS.

Prerequisite for EMR

  • BLS Healthcare Provider card issued by CSRIPS. If you do not have your CSRIPS BLS Healthcare Provider card the day of the EMR class, you will be dismissed and will not have another opportunity to register for the Firefighter I & II program until the next semester. BLS Healthcare Provider classes are held weekly at CSRIPS.

Summer 2019 EMR Class: May 22, 2019

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. EMR Certificate of Completion (Picture or PDF)
  5. Proof of Age; Driver’s License or birth certificate (Picture or PDF)
  6. Diploma or Transcript (Picture or PDF)
  7. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  8. 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.

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.

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)

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.

  • 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 2020 Registration Information

TBD


Registration is Closed