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FAQ – Paramedic

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FAQ – Paramedic2019-06-05T22:02:36-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer any financing?2019-06-04T18:27:49-04:00

Yes we do! We now offer financing through SweetPay. Click here for more information.

Are text books and testing fees included in the tuition?2019-01-04T09:02:03-05:00

Text books and testing fees are not included in tuition

How long does it take?2016-09-16T09:10:26-04:00

5-6 months of classroom and lab, then another 6 to 12 months of clinical & field internship time.

Will I be required to complete hospital observation?2016-09-16T09:11:35-04:00

A clinical internship of at least 400 hours and a field internship of at least 200+ hours are mandatory components of the program.

Where can I do my clinical internship?2016-09-16T09:09:50-04:00

You will complete your internship at one of our many affiliate hospitals.

How long do I have to finish my clinical & field internships?2016-10-03T15:07:44-04:00

Students have 12 months from the end of the didactic portion of the program to complete all clinical & field  requirements.

Are my text books and testing fees included in my tuition?2019-01-04T09:01:08-05:00

No. Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks.

Of the approved clinical & internship sites, can I go to where I want?2016-09-16T09:09:31-04:00

Typically, yes However, clinical & field sites are assigned according to students GPA and the availability of the clinical / field site to accommodate students.

What clinical & field internship sites are available?2016-09-16T09:09:11-04:00

First Response has numerous internship affiliate sites available. Please contact us for more information.

Is a CORI check required?2016-09-16T09:09:01-04:00

Yes, students will be required to submit to a CORI check, the fee is $25.00.

Do I have to sign the CORI?2016-09-16T09:08:54-04:00


Do I have to have health insurance?2016-09-16T09:08:44-04:00

Yes, during your clinical and field internships along with required immunizations.

Do I have to wear a uniform?2016-10-03T15:08:18-04:00

Yes, students are required to wear a uniform during the program.