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EMT Paramedic
Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET)

The Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET) is a 209-minute, 170-item assessment consisting of questions in reading (58 minutes), math (51 minutes), science (66 minutes), and English and language usage (34 minutes).  

  • To schedule a date and time to take the HOBET V, contact the Assessment Center at 573-334-0826 x6509.
  • The testing fee for the HOBET is $50.00.
  • Please be prepared to show a photo ID at the time of you HOBET testing.
  • Your HOBET Adjusted Individual Total Score must be 60% or above to be accepted into the EMT class. Your application will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The HOBET will take approximately 3 ½ hours to complete.


If you would like assistance reviewing for the HOBET:

·         Contact the Adult Education and Literacy Center in your community.

The AEL Center in Cape Girardeau is located at 301 North Clark, Room 113. For more information call 573-334-3669


·         Additional review materials include the following:

HOBET V Study Manual or Online Practice Test – to order a study manual or an online practice test, go to www.atialliedhealth.com/ati_store.

Retake Policy

  • You may choose to retest one time per application period at a cost of $50.00
  • You must wait at least 30 days between test dates.
  • Call the Assessment Center at 573-334-0826 x6509 to schedule a  retest.