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COVID-19 Update: EFSC's Fall Commencement will be virtual, celebrated Dec. 17 online and with drive-through celebrations on each Campus. Spring Term 2021 Classes are open for registration, with plans to increase on-campus courses through expanded Hybrid offerings, with class size limits and safety measures remaining in place to protect against COVID-19. View more details & FAQ. To support Fall Term courses and Spring Term planning, select services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Student Services Guide.

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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 Student Corrections Student Fire Fighter Student
Law Enforcement
Officer

Correctional Officer
Fire Fighter
Paramedic Student EMT Student Crime Scene Tech Student
Paramedic
Emergency Medical
Technician

Crime Scene Technologist
  Paralegal Students  
  Paralegal  


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

Advanced and Specialized Training Student Fast-Track Equivalency of Training Program Students Cross-over Programs for Corrections and Law Enforcement Students
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 Students Fire Science Technology Students Paralegal Students
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 Students Public Safety Management Students
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

Auxiliary Law Enforcement/Part-Time
Start Date: TBA

Correctional Officer
Start Date: November 2020

EMT & Paramedic Programs

Application Deadlines:
EMT Spring 2021: October 26
EMT Summer 2021: March 22
Paramedic & EMT Fall 2021: June 28

Fire Academy

Spring 2021 Application Deadline: Dec. 4
Fall 2021 Application Deadline: June 14

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.
Full-time Academy Start Dates:

January 25, 2021
April 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
October 25, 2021

Paralegal Program
Spring Term 2021: Nov. 16, 2020
Fall Term 2021: Application available now; deadline TBA