EMS and Fire Science Reading Test

Yavapai College requires a reading test for both the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fire Science programs.


About the reading proficiency tests

Individuals must demonstrate their reading proficiency by taking the reading portion of the COMPASS computer-based reading test. The COMPASS test is untimed. The average time taken is approximately thirty minutes. The ASSET reading test is timed and takes twenty-five minutes.


Test By Appointment

  • Prescott (928) 776-2200
  • Prescott Valley (928) 717-7911
  • Chino Valley (928) 717-7720
  • Verde (928) 634-6561 or 6563
  • Sedona (928) 649-4265

Additional information: bring a photo ID to the test, know your YC student ID number (your Y number), there is no fee for Yavapai College students.


Resource Links

YC EMS program information, YC Fire Science program information