The EMT test represents the basic or first level of testing that must accomplish in order to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Once this test is completed, passed, and proper registration takes place, you are qualified as an EMT. That means that you are able to care for accident victims while in an ambulance that is in transit to a hospital. Since the EMT test is the most basic of all the exams, a more advanced medical professional must oversee everything that you do. However, you will be able to do a thorough evaluation of a victim’s condition at the scene of an incident and you will also be able to manage cardiac, trauma, and respiratory emergencies.
The cost of the EMT test is $70, which is neither refundable nor transferable. The test consists of 70-120 questions. You will have 2 hours to complete this exam. Listed here are the topics to study, as well as the percentage of inclusion for each topic on the exam.
• Airway and Breathing, 18%
• Cardiology, 17.3%
• Trauma, 16.7%
• Medical, 15.3%
• Obstetrics and Pediatrics 16%
• Operations, 16.7%.
In order to take the EMT test and start the process of becoming EMT certified, you must be at least 18 years of age and complete the EMT coursework according to the U.S. Department of Transportation EMT National Standard Curriculum. The time between coursework completion and the EMT test must not exceed 2 years. CPR credentials must be obtained and verified prior to testing. You will also be required to pass an EMT psychomotor exam, which will test your motor skills and ability to comprehend physical instructions.
Upon successful completion of the EMT test, you will be eligible to apply for certification, which will remain active for 12 months. If you do not pass, you can take the exam again in 2 weeks. You are given 6 opportunities to pass the EMT test. After a third failed attempt, candidates must complete 24 hours of reformative training before retesting. After 6 failed attempts, the EMT coursework must be repeated in its entirety.