What is involved in the testing process?
What is involved in the testing process? It differs from department to department, but for the City of San Marino the requirements
are as follows.
•Application - Contact the City of San Marino Personnel Department or online.
•Written Test - Must have completed and passed the CWH exam within a year. You can schedule to take the exam here.
•Take and successfully pass the Biddle Exam or the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) exam within a year.
•Paramedic Certification - Hold a current paramedic cert for Los Angeles County, and California State, or proof of currently in paramedic school.
•Oral Board Interview - this is the big hurdle.
•Chief's Oral Interview - the top several candidates get this far.
•Under go a background check.
•Finally get a physiological testing, physical exam, and fingerprinting.

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