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I dont know if anyone is familiar with the new system of OEMS EMT testing, but I'm getting the complete run-around from these guys. :x I took the course and originally took the tests under the old system, where you took the written test, then the practical next day, at which point you wait 7 years to find out how you did.
After failing the written by 1 point, I reapplied to take it again. BUT...they had just switched to a new computerized testing system. Now they're saying I have to wait till they hold the written under the old way, which they dont do anymore!!! Its all computerized.
They said there is no way I can take the stupid written under the new method, even though there is no difference other than a computerized test. AHHH!!! I hate OEMS :?

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:roll: The new testing procedures are as follows:
After you complete your course, you will take the practical (which by the way is now $150 for the B), at which point you will either pass or fail, if you only fail a station, you may retake it THAT day, after which if you pass, you will be mailed a form from a company out of PA? I believe to take your written, if you pass the written your EMT cert gets printed out right there. We are testing in June, no date yet, but all I can say is get your practicals down pact, the recent test at Holy Cross, some of the students were failing on CPR, which kind of blows your whole day (and your $150 bucks) You can miss a point or two but any critical is an automatic failure- I believe, but don't quote me, if you fail any part of the exam you must take the entire exam over again, and spend another $150.
You might try contacting your instructor and find out when the next exam is, I know it is easier if a group is all sent together rather than trying to deal with OEMS directly- or perhaps try finding some other instructors who are sending in for a class and get in with them.
Good Luck to you, hope you have continued practicing!!!! :wink:
 

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Just a note on the EMT-B also to be considered,
there is really no National cert anymore, you can be nationally certified to save your butt, however if you relocate to another state you must pay again and challenge the test in that State. At least you won't be required to sit through the HOURS of intense classroom time :shock:
 

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misshotcopbluepants said:
Just a note on the EMT-B also to be considered,
there is really no National cert anymore, you can be nationally certified to save your butt, however if you relocate to another state you must pay again and challenge the test in that State. At least you won't be required to sit through the HOURS of intense classroom time :shock:
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Are you sure about this? I'll check my source, but I believe several states (specifically NJ) now use ONLY the National Cert. exam as their method of certification for EMTs. I think Maine is the same.

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Are you sure about this? I'll check my source, but I believe several states (specifically NJ) now use ONLY the National Cert. exam as their method of certification for EMTs. I think Maine is the same.
...I believe New Hampshire is the same as well. There is no such thing as a "New Hampshire EMT"; they are all NR-EMT's.

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I called OEMS to ask if I could just be mailed that peice of paper that would let me just to go the "Promissor" testing site to take the written the new way. Since I already passed the practical exam, wouldnt it seem simple to just have them mail me that letter to give to Promissor?
Noooooo they cant do that, "transfering from the old system to the new system is not possible"
Yeah, that was reminder of what state I live in. Since my one year limit is up next month, and my name has been sitting on the retest list, I will just appeal the expiration when it comes. I am so burned out with dealing with OEMS that I dont even care if I get my cert or not. I'm a happy little first responder :wink:
 

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Mikey, welcome to the realization that many of us who are or are almost EMT's in Massachusetts have already had - OEMS SUCKS!

It's 6 people sitting in cubicles next to each other. When you call, you would think it was some monstrous corporation with all of the phone transfers and long hold times. In reality, they just stand up, holler over the cubicle wall, and then go back to their solitaire game... :up:

Good luck with it. Hopefully once you get certified you do not have to talk to them anymore!

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tomahawk said:
Mikey, welcome to the realization that many of us who are or are almost EMT's in Massachusetts have already had - OEMS SUCKS!

It's 6 people sitting in cubicles next to each other. When you call, you would think it was some monstrous corporation with all of the phone transfers and long hold times. In reality, they just stand up, holler over the cubicle wall, and then go back to their solitaire game... :up:

Good luck with it. Hopefully once you get certified you do not have to talk to them anymore!

-Mike
OEMS??? :uc:

I'm trying to think of a word that is vile enough to describe that group. Can someone please help? :p

-Eric
 

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:oops: I realize some states accept it, I know in Mass you have to be Mass certified.... My point was that not every state accepts if you are nationally certified (which stinks), maybe it is only certian states that do not---- Of course Massachusetts would never accept anything they can't make a buck off of :lol: haha--- (Just joking!!)
 

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Your right misshotcop... Mass would never except anything. From the sounds of things Im glad I have never had to deal with OEMS yet... We finish up my class May 15 YAY.. its been long enough... just like misshotcop, I too will be taking my practical sometime in June wish I knew when.....hopefully with any luck I will be able to pass my first time around and not have to deal with OEMS any more than I have too. Got love Mass doubling all there fees :evil: $150, not knowing if you will definitely pass... just better make sure I study and do it the first time cause Im not here to make donations to the state... they get enough money from us with ever tax item the have here.
 
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