Learn How to Become an Paramedic

These are the steps you will need to follow to apply for
and be accepted into the CSRIPS Paramedic training program.

Upcoming Classes

Start Date: 2018-10-09 Day Class

Open House: August 25 & 28

Registration: September 4 – 7

Notification: September 10 – 14

Tuition Due: September 14

Transfer/Drop: September 17 & 18

Late Registration: September 19 – 21

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application

Start Date: 2018-10-09 Day Class

Open House: August 25 & 28

Registration: September 4 – 7

Notification: September 10 – 14

Tuition Due: September 14

Transfer/Drop: September 17 & 18

Late Registration: September 19 – 21

  • tuition & fees due with late registration application

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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

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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.

The student has the option of attending the Open House.   Due to limited seats, the student may bring 1 family member.  It is strongly encouraged as this provides the prospect and family member 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)

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.

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. 

*The registration process is phased for Paramedic. Paramedic will open for registration in the following order;

  1. EMT License
  2. EMT Certificate of Completion
  3. Current EMT student

Students that do not have their EMT License and are accepted into the Paramedic program must successfully obtain their EMT License by the 12th week of class. If the student does not obtain their EMT License, the student will be dismissed from the program.

If you have passed the state EMT licensing exam but still have not received your EMT License, please contact Clara at 850-245-4395.

CSRIPS – Main Campus: 4180 NW 120th Ave., 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. EMT License, EMT Certificate of Completion, Current EMT student
  5. FCDICE Number: How to get your FCDICE Number
  6. VA Information  (if applicable; Picture or PDF)
  7. 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  33994

  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
  5. FCDICE Number: How to get your FCDICE Number
  6. Medical Exam – 2 pages (Picture or PDF): Print CSRIPS@MC Medical Exam Form
  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)

Sample Online Applications

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.

This application is 4 screens and consists of:

  1. Application with all required information
  2. Select the class
  3. Verify class date
  4. 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

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-Basic 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
  • 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?

Students registered for EMT-Paramedic at the main Coral Springs campus will be 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).


Summer 2019 Registration Information

  • June 12 @ 9:00 am – This registration time is for students that currently hold a valid state of Florida EMT License.
  • June 13 @ 9:00 am – Assuming there is still space available, at 9:00 am this link will open to students with an EMT Certificate of Completion but no EMT License.
  • June 14 @ 9:00 am – Assuming there is still space available, at 9:00 am this link will open to students that are still currently enrolled in EMT but will be graduating prior to the first day, August 5, 2019.

Registration is Closed