All EFSC campuses are open and all classes resumed as scheduled Monday, September 18. Students and instructors should discuss issues related to missed classes, assignments and tests. An email has been sent to students outlining hurricane closure impacts related to Fall Term courses. You can also view that email online.

Applying for Admission

Before applying to any of our programs, you must complete the EFSC application process. Please see each program for specific admissions requirements and procedures.

Public Safety Institute

Are you exploring a career in public safety
or need to advance in your current job? 

Whether you're just getting started or have years of experience, Eastern Florida State College's Public Safety Institute has the educational and hands-on training you need. Many programs are limited access and require an increased level of background checks, testing and screening to ensure you'll meet agency and state requirements to work in the field after graduation. Explore our programs and training by matching up your goals with the choices below and get in touch if you have questions.

I want hands-on training to become a:

Law Enforcement Corrections Fire Fighter
Law Enforcement

Correctional Officer
Fire Fighter
Paramedic EMT Public Safety Dispatcher
Emergency Medical

Public Safety 911

Crime Scene Tech Pralegal Security Officer
Crime Scene

Security Officer

I already work in the field or want to cross-over to an added certification:

Advanced and Specialized Training Fast-Track Equivalency of Training Program Cross-over Programs for Corrections and Law Enforcement
Advanced &
Professional Training
Equivalency of
Training Program
Cross-over Programs
for Corrections & Law

I want to earn an Associate or Bachelor Degree:

Criminal Justice Technology Fire Science Technology Pralegal
Criminal Justice
Technology A.S.

Fire Science
Technology A.S.

Paralegal A.S.
(Career advancement degrees; do not lead
to officer or firefighter certification)
Emergency Medical Services Public Safety Management B.A.S.
Emergency Medical
Services A.S.
Public Safety
Management B.A.S.
(Graduates eligible for
paramedic/EMT state licensing process)

Contact Us

Public Safety Institute
EFSC, Melbourne Campus
3865 N. Wickham Road, Building 8
Melbourne, FL 32935

Upcoming Classes and Deadlines

Correctional Officer
Spring 2018 Application Deadline: Dec. 1

EMT & Paramedic Programs
EMT Spring 2018 Application Deadline: Oct. 30

Fire Academy
Spring 2018 Application Deadline: Dec. 4

Law Enforcement Academy/Full-Time
Due to the high demand for training and class size requirements, placement is limited. The first step for applicants is screening through the Brevard Police Testing and Selection Center. Beginning the academy selection process as soon as possible increases the chance of getting into the academy class of choice.
Classes start:
Full-time Day Academy:
September 18, 2017
January 22, 2018
Part-time Academy:
October 30, 2017

911 Public Safety Telecommunications Academy
We continuously accept applications for upcoming academies