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Parking Update: To ease parking congestion on EFSC's Melbourne Campus, students, faculty and staff may park in the large King Center lot. Additional parking is also available at the Tennis Complex accessed from Post Road near Sherwood Elementary. Please be sure your parking permit is on your vehicle and remember that parking is only allowed in marked spaces, and is not allowed on the grass. Thank you for your patience and courtesy during this busy period.

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
Officer

Correctional Officer
Fire Fighter
Paramedic EMT Public Safety Dispatcher
Paramedic
Emergency Medical
Technician

Public Safety 911
Dispatcher

Crime Scene Tech Pralegal Security Officer
Crime Scene
Technologist

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


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
321-433-5636


Upcoming Classes and Deadlines

Correctional Officer
Spring 2018 Application Deadline: Dec. 1

EMT & Paramedic Programs
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 (Apply by August 7)
January 22, 2018 (Apply by December 4)
Part-time Academy:
October 30, 2017 (Apply by September 25)

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