The NREMT Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) cognitive exam is a computer adaptive test (CAT). The number of items a candidate can expect on the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam will range from 70 to 120. The maximum amount of time given to complete the exam is 2 hours.
The exam will cover the entire spectrum of EMS care including: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation; Cardiology & Resuscitation; Trauma; Medical & Obstetrics/Gynecology; and EMS Operations. Items related to patient care are focused on adult and geriatric patients (85%) and pediatric patients (15%). In order to pass the exam, you must meet a standard level of competency. The passing standard is defined by the ability to provide safe and effective entry level emergency medical care.
National Registry EMT examinations are administered by the Pearson Vue training center. You can locate a testing center near you or find more information on the NREMT examination process through:
Orange County Pearson Professional Testing Centers:
- Pearson Professional Centers-Anaheim
2125 E. Katella Ave., Suite 200
Anaheim, CA 92806
- Pearson Professional Centers-Lake Forest
23792 Rockfield Blvd., Suite 200
Lake Forest, California 92630