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  • Yeah i believe so cause Prince William County is taking forever..been 9months with them. Hoping FF can advance me forward due to the fact I have cpat already

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    • Originally posted by Black_Panther67 View Post
      They move that slow?
      Yeah, I sat for a text back in... I want to say July? I'd already passed CPAT by then so I mailed in my certified CPAT letter after I got my Fairfax exam results. Didn't hear a peep from them till January and that was to schedule my medical for February. Nothing since that, either. Just to give you an idea.

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      • Their process is designed to be slow. They do have a very long backlog of candidates between the cpat and the poly parts of the process because of how many test. Also I believe they designed to take at least a year because they wanna see how truly dedicated you are to their dept to see if your willing to drive back and forth and be patient over a whole year. I took the written back in July of 2014 and completed it and got my letter in August of 2015

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        • Looks like Im in it for long haul then smh

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          • I can also attest to how long their process takes. I applied back in October of 2014 and just last month I received my completion letter. It's definitely a long road.

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            • I think the only way to really move through the process faster is to already be a medic.

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              • Originally posted by Co5volunteer View Post
                I think the only way to really move through the process faster is to already be a medic.
                Being a medic definitely helps, especially as the department is short on medics. But really it is just a numbers game, my class was half medic and the other half was split between people already having EMT certs and the other half with no certs at all.

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                • Originally posted by SACTMD View Post
                  Being a medic definitely helps, especially as the department is short on medics. But really it is just a numbers game, my class was half medic and the other half was split between people already having EMT certs and the other half with no certs at all.
                  How is the academy going for you?

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                  • Originally posted by SACTMD View Post
                    Being a medic definitely helps, especially as the department is short on medics. But really it is just a numbers game, my class was half medic and the other half was split between people already having EMT certs and the other half with no certs at all.
                    Not sure if that's good or not. I test out for national registry paramedic in July, so hoping it'll get me a spot in the September class.

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                    • Originally posted by wvfd3068 View Post
                      I haven't heard anything about when their next academy is, but I did get an email with my polygraph rescheduled for may, and they open their process back up tommorow i believe, so I would assume the next class would be sooner rather than later.
                      Did you go for your second poly yet? How did it go for you?

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                      • Hey just out of curiosity how is fairfax able to hire so many people. Hold two classes every year and test year round. How do they have the room for all that personnel

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                        • Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                          Hey just out of curiosity how is fairfax able to hire so many people. Hold two classes every year and test year round. How do they have the room for all that personnel
                          Im not sure exactly...just took medical on 06/24/2016...but hey more chances to get in

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                          • Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                            Hey just out of curiosity how is fairfax able to hire so many people. Hold two classes every year and test year round. How do they have the room for all that personnel
                            I'm not sure but the hiring process really just establishes an eligibility list. My guess is they always have personnel retiring, being promoted, and leaving for other opportunities.

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                            • Okay so I just the word that I have moved on to the last phase. Can anyone share what the psychological profile is like? Does it really take the 6-8 hours they tell you? I am sure I won't be considered for the next class but I am hoping to have all my "ducks in a row" for the spring academy.

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                              • It could take that long. You take a written, you turn it in, they give you a time to come back, you get interviewed by a psych. I did mine within 3-4 hrs.
                                Originally posted by hopefulinva View Post
                                Okay so I just the word that I have moved on to the last phase. Can anyone share what the psychological profile is like? Does it really take the 6-8 hours they tell you? I am sure I won't be considered for the next class but I am hoping to have all my "ducks in a row" for the spring academy.

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