ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Urgent Response Training Institute is an equal opportunity educational facility. All applicants are treated equally without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or national origin.

Requirements for each program are listed below. For the most comprehensive information about URTI programs and admission requirements, please download URTI’s course catalog.


EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN  (EMT):

To be admitted into the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Programs, the student must meet the following criteria prior to the commencement of the course:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age upon completion of program.
  • If a High School student dual enrolls and begins the program prior to their 18thbirthday, all documents that require the students’ signature, including but not limited to enrollment agreement, registration documents, payment installment agreement and waivers, must be signed by both the student and the parental guardian.
  • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent documentation
  • Dual enrolling High School students must obtain High School Diploma prior to scheduled course completion date. Only High School seniors are eligible to enroll assessing course completion date to ensure graduation date occurs prior to scheduled URTI course completion date. If obtained outside U.S.A., student must provide approved documentation from the department of education stating its’ equivalency.
  • Proof of Citizenship, or Proof of Residency from the USA – Social Security Card, proving residency and verifying identifier (social security number) for background screening
  • Photo Identification: Valid Driver’s License, Florida ID Card, or Passport
  • Valid BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers Certification from any Florida BEMS approved organization. If a BLS for HCP card is not handed on enrollment the student will have 14 days from the first day of class to submit a valid BLS for HCP certification card.
  • Proof of a physical exam, including TB screening, Flu Shot (seasonal) and proof of immunizations completed within the year; must be current throughout enrollment.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella, and Hepatitis B.
  • If not submitted at enrollment student, student has 14 days from the first day of class to submit all vaccination and physical examination as listed above, Student will not be allowed to participate in externship rotations until current physical and proof of vaccinations is submitted and verified by student services.
  • Satisfactory Background Check & Drug Screening

Individuals with felony convictions are NOT eligible to take State Certification exam.

 

PARAMEDIC:

To be admitted in the Paramedic Training Program, the student must meet the following criteria prior to the commencement of the course.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma, High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent documentation
  • If obtained outside U.S.A., student must provide approved documentation from the department of education stating its’ equivalency.
  • Proof of Citizenship, or Proof of Residency from the USA – Social Security Card, proving residency and verifying identifier (social security number) for background screening
  • Valid Driver’s License, Florida ID Card, or Passport
  • Provide proof of State of Florida EMT licensure or successfully have passed a State of Florida EMT program and are waiting to take the Florida exam, provide licensure information on completion of the examination.
  • *NOTE* Students must be State of Florida EMT licensed and provide documentation by the 10th week of the paramedic program. Failure to provide proof of licensure will be result in dismissal from the program until they obtain the State of Florida credential.
  • Valid BLS for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Certification from any Florida BEMS approved organization.
  • Proof of a physical exam (including TB screening, Flu Shot (seasonal) and proof of immunizations) completed within the year; must be current throughout enrollment.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella, and Hepatitis B Series.
  • If not submitted at enrollment student, student has 14 days from the first day of class to submit all vaccination and physical examination as listed above, Student will not be allowed to participate in externship rotations until current physical and proof of vaccinations is submitted and verified by student services.
  • Students must be able to pass a background check and drug screening prior to beginning externships.

A student may not have a felony or misdemeanor conviction as per Florida Statute. If you have questions regarding this issue contact the Florida Department of Health EMT/PMD/Rad Tech Certification at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C85 Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3285, 850-488-0595, www.doh.state.fl.us/mga/EMT-Paramedic or WWW.FLhealthsource,com

 

Additional Standard Admission Requirements for EMT/PARAMEDIC:

Completed & Signed Enrollment Form.

Student Application Form, Background & Drug Screening Authorization Forms, Personal Medical Insurance Waiver, High School Attestation Form, Personal Medical Insurance Form/Waiver, Emergency Contact Form, Release of Information Authorization.

Signature sheet confirming receipt and acknowledgement of responsibility for all policy and procedure information contained within the School Catalog.

Personal Medical Insurance Coverage: Although not required it is highly recommended. If you do have medical coverage we request that you submit proof of insurance so that we may maintain in it in your student file. Individuals without medical insurance who are interested in obtaining coverage can visit www.ehealthinsurance.com/florida-health-insurance/health-plans/student for information on varying plans and providers.

  • If you choose to enroll without medical coverage you will be required to sign a medical insurance waiver prior to class commencement. This document will be kept in your student file

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION COURSES

Courses for healthcare providers have the following restrictions:

 ALS Courses:

ALS Courses (such as ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, AMLS, and EPC) are available only for individuals who possess a paramedic license or higher (i.e. RN, medical Doctor, etc.)

In order to get recertified your certification must be current (not expired). Otherwise, you will have to register for the initial certification 16 hour course.

BLS Courses for healthcare providers:
BLS Courses (i.e. CPR for healthcare Providers) are available only for individuals who possess an EMT license or higher (i.e. Paramedic, RN, etc.).
In order to get recertified your certification must be current, if certification has expired, you will have to register for the initial certification 8 hour course.

Courses for Laypersons (CPR, First Aid, etc.) do not have any requirements and are available for any member of the community.