Important notice concerning testing in areas affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus):

Updated February 28, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and in accordance with local government guidance, Pearson VUE is temporarily closing its mainland China testing centers and suspending exam delivery through our third-party mainland China test center network.

NREMT Certification Testing

NREMT Certification Testing

NREMT Certification examinations are intended to evaluate the competence of EMS practitioners at a variety of levels: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), EMT-Intermediate/99 (EMT-I/99), and Paramedic.

The tests address content areas defined and validated by subject-matter experts, educators, and individuals working in EMS fields. As the tests provide only one source of information regarding examinee competence, they are used in conjunction with other indicators of training and experience in the granting of certification.


Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Registered with NREMT and received an Authorization to Test letter.
  2. Been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and
  3. Paid an examination authorization fee to NREMT.

When you receive your Authorization to Test letter, carefully review the information to ensure it is accurate. If any of the information is incorrect, or if the information has changed, please contact the National Registry at 614-888-4484.


First time test takers who wish to schedule online must create a Pearson VUE Web account. When creating your account and scheduling your test, you will need your NREMT Candidate ID from the Authorization to Test letter NREMT sent you. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

Last updated 2018-09-20