COVID Update:

Effective May 16, 2022, EFSC has returned to normal pre-COVID operations, with full capacity on-campus classes and events. Click for the COVID Reporting Requirements and the Return to Campus Approval Process which remain in place. See the Student Services Guide for on-campus services available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, plus virtual options. Read the latest updates .

Applying for Admission

Before applying to any of our Public Safety programs, you must complete the EFSC general online application. Each program also may have separate admissions requirements and an additional program application. Please check the web page for the program you are applying for to verify the process.

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

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

Crime Scene Technologist
  Paralegal Students  

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 &
Professional Training
Equivalency of
Training Program
Cross-over Programs
for Corrections & Law

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

Upcoming Classes and Deadlines

Auxiliary Law Enforcement/Part-Time
Start Date: TBA

Correctional Officer
Start Date: TBA

EMT & Paramedic Programs

Application Deadlines:
EMT Summer 2022: March 27, 2022
Paramedic & EMT Fall 2022: June 19, 2022
EMT Spring 2023: October 23, 2022

Fire Academy

Fall 2022 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:

April 25, 2022
July 25, 2022
October 24, 2022

Paralegal Program

Apply now following EFSC priority application deadlines