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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires EMTs be certified before they can work on an ambulance as an EMT. The certification exam has both a practical skills and a computer-based written portion.
StarFire EMS offers a Basic EMT Practical Exam Prep course to help students fine tune their practical skills prior to the exam. The course begins the week following the Basic EMT course end and continues through the week of the course State Certification Exam. This course is taught by a Massachusetts EMT Basic Skills Examiner. Historically, students completing this course tend to do better on the practical skills exams than students who opt to take the exam without taking this course.
Costs are outlined below. The Basic EMT Practical Exam Prep Course can be paid for on the Basic EMT Courses page.
Candidates for EMT Certification must successfully complete a Massachusetts practical skills exam. Currently, the four skills stations are Cardiac Arrest Management, Fracture Management, Medical/ Trauma Assessment, Spinal Injury Management. Each testing site charges a non-refundable practical exam fee. This fee is in addition to the Certification Exam Application fee that is paid to the Common- wealth of Massachusetts and in addition to the written exam fee paid to the National Registry of EMTs. The exam fee is due each time a candidate registers for the practical skills exam.
Massachusetts is a National Registry state. This means the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) offers the computer-based written exam testing for EMT certification. A non-refundable fee payable of $80.00 is due at the time of registration for the exam. Registration is done on-line.
Candidates who successfully complete the written exam will receive notification on their NREMT account, usually within 48 hours of completing the exam. The exam fee is due each time a candidate registers for the exam.