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In the wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting, please be aware of these resources should you need to talk with someone.  

Students can call 561-868-3980 or visit the PBSC Counseling Center website.

Faculty and staff should call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hotline at 800-272-7252

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Public Safety

The Public Safety Advanced Education and Training at Palm Beach State College provides courses for certified emergency services professionals designed to improve and expand their level of knowledge and skills as well as coursework needed to maintain their certification.  The College also offers:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Trauma training classes
  • EMT and Paramedic Refresher classes
  • Basic Community Emergency Response Team training
  • Child Care First Aid & CPR

Customized training programs can be developed for agencies interested in providing training on a specific topic.

Current Courses


American Heart Association (AHA) Training

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by The American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
AHO0033 - ACLS Provider
AHO0032 - ACLS Renewal

Basic Life Support (BLS-CPR)
AHO0123 - Basic Life Support Provider
AHO0124 - BLS Renewal

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
AHO0481 - PALS Provider


certCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The CERT Program is a cooperative effort between Palm Beach County Emergency Management and Palm Beach State College. Properly trained citizens can become a tremendous response resource in an emergency. Palm Beach County Emergency Management, in partnership with Palm Beach State maintains a citizen training program known as CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). This program is designed to focus on hurricanes and other potential major emergencies common to Palm Beach County.

For more information or to register, please call the Palm Beach County CERT Coordinator at (561) 712-6400.


Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Palm Beach State College offers both the EMT Basic Refresher course and the Paramedic Refresher course every two years (even years).

EMT Basic Refresher EMO0381 -  This course is designed to meet the re-certification needs of the EMT-Basic who is currently certified by the State of Florida.  The course length is 32 hours and includes a minimum of 2 hours in Pediatric/SUIDS education. Updates on current trends in pre-hospital care will be covered. Participants must be currently Basic Life Support Provider certified.

Paramedic Refresher EMO0170 - This 32-hour course provides a review of critical issues and topics for the paramedic currently certified by the State of Florida.  All materials presented follow the EMT-Paramedic Refresher Training program set forth by the U.S. DOT at the time of the course.


Ready to Register?   View current CCE course schedule.

Don't see what you're looking for? Please contact us to discuss contract training & on-demand course options.

Call (561) 868-3700 or email

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