Step 1: South Florida State College Admission Requirements

If you are not currently enrolled in SFSC, complete these requirements through the SFSC Admissions Office. If you are a current student, proceed to Step 2: the EMT-Basic Program Application Process.
Complete the General Student Application for South Florida State College and pay the non-refundable application fee.
Submit your official high school transcriptGED, or equivalent, verifying that you have graduated from high school. Each transcript must come directly from your school to the SFSC Admissions Office via the mail or by electronic transfer.
Submit the official transcript from each college in which you attended credit courses.   
Meet with SFSC Advisor to complete the Public Safety Referral Form.

Step 2: Apply

Important Notice

You are required to successfully complete an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or First Responder course to meet current standards regarding the Firefighter I portion of training, in accordance with Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 69A -37.  EMR is a co-requisite course offered at SFSC. For information and admission requirements for the next EMR course, consult SFSC’s Schedule of Classes.

Applicants who have completed one of the following National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) or  Florida Department of Education (FDOE) courses are exempt: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR); First Responder; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic.

Program Acceptance Policies

Applicants are notified via email affirming the date and time the Minimum Standards application was successful submitted. 

Acceptance letters with the date/time of the mandatory Program Orientation are sent to those selected for the next scheduled Minimum Standards course.  Failure to attend forfeits acceptance, and the applicant will be placed on the waiting list.   

Applicants not accepted are placed on a waiting list for the next available course offering.  Those on the waiting list are encouraged to attend orientation in the event accepted applicants do not meet the criteria. 

Prior to completing the Firefighter I portion of this program, applicants are required to submit  to a background check.  SFSC submits fingerprints to FDLE and the FBI for the background check as required by for FS 633.412 (1)(c).   Students who do not meet the statutory requirements of this section will not be eligible to progress to the Firefighter II portion of training without refund.