To be eligible for EMT certification, applicants must complete a state approved practical examination and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s (NREMT) cognitive examination. The practical examination consists of six stations in which the candidate is expected to direct patient care and be graded individually in six stations. For information regarding the skills stations at the practical examination please visit: https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/exam_coord_man.asp. Please note that applicants do not need to pass the practical examination prior to being eligible for the written examination. Please note that results of the practical examinations are good for one year from the date of the last practical examination. Candidates applying for written examination and have a one-year-old practical examination must retake the practical examination before a certification could be issued.
Individuals completing a full basic Connecticut course, applicants that have a current Connecticut RN, APRN, MD or PA license who completed a Connecticut approved refresher course, those individuals who are not certified by the National Registry, and or those that are not able to qualify via endorsement, will be required to take the examinations prescribed by this Department.
For National Registry applications go www.nremt.org . Also, note that applicants that are 18 years of age and older must apply for the EMT Basic Exam and be approved to take the NREMT exam by their EMS Instructor. Applicants that are younger than 18 years of age must apply for the Basic Assessment exam and must be approved by the OEMS office. Upon receipt and review of all application materials and approval by your instructor or this office, you will see the following link ‘Print ATT Letter’. You will only see the ATT letter when either your instructor or the OEMS has verified your course. This link will not appear if the verification process is not complete. Please note that you must have your ATT letter to schedule an appointment to take the NREMT examination. Follow the directions listed on your ATT letter to schedule an examination appointment.
Applicants must register for the NREMT examination. Please be advised that candidates are allowed six (6) opportunities to test for the written examination within a two-year period from the end of the course. Candidates applying for the fourth time must submit an official verification of successful completion of a refresher education directly to this department and the instructor of the course must submit a letter to the NREMT verifying completion of such refresher. Complete the top portion and forward the application to your training instructor, who in turn must complete the bottom portion of the form and return it directly to this office and a separate letter to the NREMT. This refresher must be completed before the fourth attempt of the examination. Candidates who fail the examination on the sixth attempt or have reached the two-year limit must repeat the entire EMT-Basic training program in order to apply for subsequent examination attempts.