Online testing for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

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Your certification journey starts here.

Take an exam online from the comfort of your home or office.

The OnVUE experience: Check out the information below to start your online testing experience off on the right foot.

Before exam day

Perform a system test

Make sure to do the required system test and exam simulation before exam day.*

Run system test

*Issues? Check out the technical requirements.

Find your testing space

Find a quiet, distraction-free area in your home or office to take your exam.

Testing advice

Get your ID ready

Your ID must be valid and up to date. Does your program have specific ID policies?

View ID requirements

Need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel? Manage exam appointment

On exam day

STEP 1. Prepare your testing space

Clean off your desk or workspace. Make sure there is no paper, books or other clutter.

STEP 2. Prepare your computer

Disconnect any additional monitors and be sure to close all other open applications. Don't forget to perform the system test, too!

STEP 3. Check-in for your exam

You can begin the check in process up to 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

Ready to check-in for your exam? Sign in now

Additional information

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.

All communication with the proctor is done in English, unless you see the "Select proctor language" page during the scheduling process.

Last updated 2020-12-10