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