So I'm going to be finishing up my EMT-B course December 19th and want to take the NREMT right away since I plan on applying for a volunteer firefighter position that requires your SD County EMT card and your California EMT card. But I'm unsure how long it will take to get those both those cards in? Since the filing period for the position is opening up sometime this December/January I want get those cards as soon as possible. I'm going to be doing a ride-along with this agency soon so hopefully they will have a confirmed date in which their application period will be open. So I'm just wondering how long you guys think it will take to get my SD County card and my California EMT card in if I test for my NREMT as soon as possible after completing my course. And I was wondering if there's a faster option to obtain the certificates, like going to actually pick them up rather than waiting for them to be mailed after completing the NREMT?