Massachusetts allows up to two years to complete the entire testing process after EMT course completion.
Most EMT students complete the testing process shortly after they complete the EMT program. We HIGHLY recommend that you take both exams as soon as is practical after you complete your EMT class.
If you take the practical exam first you have one year after the practical exam date or up to two years after course completion, whichever comes first, to take the written exam. If it is more than one year since you took the practical exam and less than two years since course completion you will have to take a skills verification exam to complete the testing process. These are done one on one by a qualified instructor. Skills verification is not a substitute for the practical exam.