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Online testing for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

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Test with confidence and convenience.

Take your exam online, on your schedule, from your own home.

Navigate your online testing experience with ease

Before test day

Run a system test

Complete a system test and exam simulation before exam day.*

Run system test

*Issues? Check out the technical requirements.

Choose your testing space

Find a private, distraction-free area to take your exam.

Get your space ready (Opens in new window)

Get your ID ready

Make sure your personal identification meets requirements.

Once you’ve completed these preparatory steps, get familiar with the unique requirements for testing online.

For even more in-depth information, download our helpful guide to taking your exam online PDF (Opens in new window).

Schedule, reschedule or cancel your exam.

On test day

STEP 1. Do any last-minute prep

Be sure your computer and internet pass the pre-exam system test. Clear your desk/workspace of prohibited items and prep your equipment. Get your ID ready to present. Review our Exam rules / testing advice for specifics.

STEP 2. Check in

You can begin the check-in process up to 30 minutes before to 15 minutes after your appointment time.  

STEP 3. Start your exam

While testing, it’s best to focus on the questions and not get distracted. Observe all the environmental and behavioral rules. If you need help during your exam, use the chat icon to request assistance.

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Testing policies, FAQs and more

Connectivity Tip: Use an ethernet cable to connect to the internet instead of using wifi. This helps to prevent a disruption in your internet service during your examination.

Reminder: Make sure you perform the system check on the machine you plan you will use for the examination. This tells you and Pearson that your computer is compatible with the test software.

Day of Examination:
  • On the day of your examination, be sure to log on to OnVUE no more than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Logging in earlier may cause connectivity issues.
  • Keep your phone nearby but out of reach and out of sight in the room in which you are testing. Make sure the phone is set to silent mode. This allows the Pearson VUE proctor to call you if experience an interruption in internet service during the examination.
  • If you are using a laptop, ensure it is plugged into an outlet or that the battery is fully charged.
  • The Pearson VUE proctor will ask to see your workspace and room before you begin your examination.
Last updated 2020-12-10