The first step in the enrollment process is to register for a precourse assessment and interview. The assessments are held at the College of Emergency Services; the assessment process and interview will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
You must bring a WIFI capable testing device with you for the exam. (Laptop or Tablet device).
If you do not have access to any of these devices, please contact us prior to registering.
If you do not see any classes listed for registration or any that are before the start date of the program you are interested in, please contact us! We will work to find you a date and time.
FISDAP Entrance Assessment
Completing this assessment is the first step in the enrollment process for a Paramedic program.
The preadmission assessment is required and must be completed prior to enrollment as part of the selection process.
The assessment exam is proctored and must be completed at the College.
Available assessment dates are found under the "Courses" label on the home page.
Selecting the date hyperlink for the assessment opens the registration page for the selected assessment date.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assessment dates.
In addition to registering for the assessment date at the College you must also register for the assessment on the FISDAP web site prior to the scheduled date. You will recieve instructions on how to register on the FISDAP site in a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email within 15 minutes of registration on the College site, please check your spam or clutter folders before contacting us.
Registration and payment on FISDAP must be completed within 24 hours after you receive your email confirmation. While a web service is used for the assessment test, the assessment is proctored and must be taken onsite at the College. The entrance assessment encompasses EMT knowledge, reading comprehension, math, anatomy and physiology, and questions designed to reveal key personality traits and decision-making ability. It is recommended that testers review basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division,) of both decimals and fractions before sitting for the exam.
Cost: $55.00 (non-refundable/non-transferable administrative fee) There will be a fee for establishing a FISDAP account and an additional fee for the assessment. The FISDAP assessment registration fee is the student’s responsibility. The FISDAP account is used extensively throughout the Paramedic course for testing and documentation.
Note: The assessment and interview take approximately 3 hours. When choosing an assessment date, please remember to allow enough time to complete all items in the application packet prior to the start date of the program you wish to take. Current dates for Paramedic Programs are in the course list on the College website.
A link to the application packet and other important documents will be included in the Entrance Assessment registration confirmation email.
Registration and Admission Process
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Additional Program Information
Expected end date can vary based on completion of clinical and internship phases
Days and times are listed for didactic phase only
Application deadline is the latest date we will accept submissions (late submissions may be considered on a case by case basis).
This course fulfills all training requirements set forth by the NREMT and other National organizations. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam. Obtaining the NREMT certificate is key to obtaining state licensure or certification as a Paramedic. Paramedic certification or licensure can lead to employment in a range of emergency medical care fields.
College of Emergency Services (CES) offers an interest-free 8-month payment plan. Upon acceptance into a Paramedic Program, students must submit the signed student agreement and the first payment in order to be enrolled in the program. Tuition may be paid by check, credit / debit card or money order. Registration fees and tuition paid online are paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
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The College of Emergency Services Paramedic Program is a consortium sponsored by College of Emergency Services and Columbia Southern University.
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