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Examination Schedule

SKEMS Examination Policies

 

 

SKEMS Exam Coordinator

Has the final say on all issues and test sites. The SKEMS exam Coordinator will conduct exam visits and training sections to help maintain quality control.

Site Assistant Qualifications and Expectations

 

A. Site Assistant needs to be able to follow through with tasks assigned by the Site Coordinator. B. Needs to have some organization skills C. Needs to be able to follow through with confidently issues.

Site Assistants Dress Code

A. Site Assistant should attend examinations in professional or business dress clothes. No tee shirts, shorts, or clothing that has holes in it.

 

 

Regional Coordinators Qualifications and Expectations

A. Will be the SKEMS contact person in each Region. This position will be appointed by SKEMS.

B. Regional Coordinators will assist the SKEMS Exam Coordinator with scheduling of test sites in there assigned area.

C. Regional Coordinators will help find locations, equipment and examination personal needed at the exam sites in there area.

D. Regional Coordinators may serve as an Site Coordinator or as an Examiner if they met requirements.

E. Regional Coordinator will work with the SKEMS Exam Coordinator to solve problems and to improve the testing process.

F. Regional Coordinators will assist the SKEMS Exam Coordinator with scheduling training for testing personal in their area.

G. Regional Coordinators will be responsible for the paper work needed for the exam site. The paper work needed can be obtained through the SKEMS Exam Coordinator.

H. Regional Coordinators serving at an Examination Site will follow the SKEMS policies for the position they are filling

 

 

Site Coordinator Qualifications and Expectations

A. Site Coordinator needs to be an EMS attendant with management skills.

B. Site Coordinators will be the SKEMS representative at the exam. The Exam Site Coordinator will be appointed by SKEMS and will need to possess management skills and have received KBEMS approved training to function in this capacity.

C. All Site Coordinators are expected to remain fair and objective in their position of Site Coordinator over the test site.

D. Site Coordinators not meeting accepted, professional standards of behavior regarding their interaction with Examiners, Examiner Assistants and Examination Candidates are subject to suspension or revocation of Site Coordinator privileges at the discretion of SKEMS.

E. Approved Site Coordinators will be required to attend all training and update sessions scheduled by SKEMS.

F. Approved Site Coordinators will actively participate in a minimum of two (2) certification examination sites during each calendar year.

G. An Instructor-Coordinator whose students are on site to be tested may not serve in the role of Site Coordinator for that Examination Site.

 

Role of the Site Coordinator

A. Make sure that the equipment for the station is present, clean and in good working order.

B. Make sure that there is adequate space for examinations stations and that the stations are marked with signs.

C. Over see the timely movement of all candidates through the skills stations.

D. Will be present on site during the examination and may not serve as an assistant at an examination.

E. Be alert for examination problems or potential problems, including conflicts of interest, examiner bias and candidate complaints. Check on the noise level around a station.

F. Ensure practical examination security. Serving as a point of contact for candidates.

G. Collect and review all skills sheets. The Site coordinator will make the final decision if there is a difference of opinion on pass or fail recommendation after all paper work has been review and researched.

H. Gives results to candidates. The information given back to candidates is if points, time or critical criteria has been met or not met.

I. Follow up on all paper work, sign and document bubble sheets. When all paper work is completed mail required paperwork to the BEMS Office and to SKEMS.

 

Examiners Dress Code

A. Site Coordinators should attend examinations in professional attire dress clothes. No tee shirts, shorts, or clothing that has holes in it will be allowed.

 

 

I SKEMS Registration for an Examination Site

A. The following documents and fees must be post marked and sent to the SKEMS office no later than thirty (30) calendar days prior to the examination site date. Send registration forms and payment to SKEMS, 475 South Towns Blvd, Garden City, Kansas 67846

 

1. Initial Courses and Individual Registration

a. The I/C must submit a class roster containing names of all candidates to be examined.

b. The I/C must submit his/her e-mail address to SKEMS

c. SKEMS fee must be a money order or an institutional check for each candidate listed on the roster. No cash or personal checks.

d. The I/C will be sent an electronic letter of confirmation of examination location and date.

e. The I/C is responsible to notify each candidate of examination location and date.

f. The I/C is responsible to provide each candidate of the dress code and items needed for the examination. Items to bring to test site, paper work from the Board Office, a photo ID and a number 2 pencil.

g. Individuals applying for examination must provide SKEMS with an application to test. This is found on the SKEMS web site www.skems.com . The dress code and other information are also listed on the web site. This is also a 30 day pre registration and pay. Paid by money order or institutional check. No cash or personal checks. Items to bring to test site paper work from the Board Office, a photo ID and a number 2 pencil.

2. Individual applying for a re-test.

a. Candidate must submit an application for re-test.

b. Candidate must submit appropriate SKEMS fee with a money order or an institutional check

c. Candidate must bring the original form of previous examination attempts provided by KSBEMS with a photo ID, and a number 2 pencil to the examination site.

d. Candidate must provide an e-mail address or contact phone number to SKEMS

e. SKEMS will provide candidate with a conformation of examination site and date of examination and dress code for the examination.

B. Kansas State Board of EMS application for all levels of examination must be completed and presented at the Examination site by the candidate for examination. These documents must not be sent to the SKEMS office.

C. Candidates may not test before the last day of class listed on the course approval application filed with KSBEMS

D. Any documents not in compliance with stated instructions will cause the candidate to be refused admission to the examination site and may cause forfeiture of SKEMS examination fee.

E. Payment of fees must be post marked and sent to SKEMS office no later than thirty (30) calendar days before examination date according to the following schedule.

1. Initial examination

EMT-B:                 $100.00

EMT-I                   $100.00

First Responder:     $75.00

2. Re-test examination

EMT-B 1 or 2 station:      $50.00

EMT-B 3 station:             $100.00

EMT-I 1 or 2 station:       $50.00

EMT-I 3 station:              $100.00

EMT-I written:                 $15.00

First Responder 1 or 2 station:  $37.50

First Responder 3 station:         $75.00

F. All requests for refunds will be considered if notice is given twenty (20) calendar days before scheduled examination date. Cancellation of candidate can be made by phone (620-290-2001) or e-mail to (skems@cox.net).

G. To reschedule to another site the candidate must do so following the registration processes.

 

SKEMS Exam Fees

Payment of all fees are due a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the exam date. Send fees to SKEMS, 475 South Towns Blvd., Garden City, KS 67846.

SKEMS accepts MONEY ORDERS and INSTITUTIONAL CHECKS ONLY.

 

INITIAL EXAM FEES:

FIRST RESPONDER: $ 75.00

EMT-B:                       $100.0

EMT-I:                        $100.00

 

RETEST FEES:

FIRST RESPONDER-1 or 2 station retest:        $ 37.50

FIRST RESPONDER-3 station retest:               $ 75.00

EMT-B-1 or 2 station retest:                              $ 50.00

EMT-B-3 station retest:                                     $100.00

EMT-I-1 or 2 station retest:                               $ 50.00

EMT-I-3 station retest:                                      $100.00

EMT-I written retest:                                         $ 15.00

 

CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED A MINIMUM OF TWENTY (20) DAYS PRIOR TO EXAM DATE MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR REFUND OF EXAM FEES.