Potential EMT candidates applying for an EMT certification must meet certain requirements.
Candidates for the EMT certification must pass the NREMT EMT cognitive exam. The EMT test is given via a computer and is a Computer Adaptive Test (i.e., the test is adapted based on the student’s aptitude). The number of questions on the exam will range from 70 to 120 based on the student’s aptitude. You will be given a maximum of two hours to complete the EMT exam.
The EMT exam will cover all portions of the curriculum, including: EMS Operations, Cardiology, Trauma, Medical, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Airway and Breathing. The EMT test is heavily focused on fundamentals and operations.
EMTs have different duties and responsibilities based on their training and certification. An EMT's salary is often different based on their experience, training, and location. Typically, most EMTs are certified to one of five levels that are administered by NREMT, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The four NREMT certifications are:
Use our free EMT practice tests to prepare for your exam.