Application Cycles

Spring (January 2022) Academy



Applications Due

October 1 - November 5, 2021 - Send an email request to make an appointment to turn in fully completed application at

Physical Ability Test (PAT)

November 15, 2021

First Day of Academy

January 10 - May 7, 2022

Special Notice

Application Process

  1. Apply to the College to become a PHSC student
  2. Obtain, complete, and submit the Fire Academy Application Packet. Request the application packet at

Academy Admission Requirements

  • Clinical agencies require the student to submit a negative criminal background check (no felonies), a negative drug screening and a clean driving record
  • Must complete a medical clearance form (Florida State Fire College form: DFS-K4-1022)
  • Hold a current CPR certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Higher levels of certification, such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support will also be accepted, but are not required
  • Applicants must complete and have signed and witnessed by notary both the Academy Application and the State of Florida Tobacco Affidavit (required by State Law)
  • Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will earn 12 credits toward the AS degree in Emergency Medical Services and earn a Certificate of Completion. The student is then eligible to apply to take the NREMT Certification exam and if successful apply for Florida State certification.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • CareerSource of Pasco and Hernando Counties
  • PHSC Foundation

State Licensure Information

To determine the state(s) in which the program meets or does not meet the requirements, or if PHSC was unable to determine if the program meets the licensing requirements, see below.

  • Meets: Florida
  • Does Not Meet: Not applicable.
  • Unable to Determine: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands