NREMT Psychomotor (Practical) Examinations
Code One Training Solutions provides NREMT Practical Examination Testing Services to satisfy Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) psychomotor testing requirements for Emergency Medical Technician certification. Connecticut's examination process requires that all candidates complete psychomotor (practical) skills and cognitive (written) examinations to become certified as an EMT.
Testing candidates must be at least 16 years of age or older and have successfully completed a CT OEMS approved EMT program prior to testing. Practical Examination registration closes 10 business days prior to the exam (if the exam date is listed below, you may still register for it).
Once you have registered for the examination, you will receive an appointment letter via email about 2-3 days prior to the test date. This email will confirm your contact information, the exam date, time, and location. Once you arrive at our Practical Examination Testing Center, you will enter the registration area where the Registrar will check your form of identification (described below) and will admit you into the examination. After registration, you will be directed to the staging area where the examination rules will be explained by the CT OEMS Chief Examiner.
After the rules are explained, the exam Registrar will direct you to each examination room where you will read a description of the station prior to testing. After each station, you will report back to the Registrar who will assign you to the next station and so on.
Please note that you must arrive by your appointment time. Should you be running late, please contact the Examination Coordinator at 860.786.1789 and we will attempt to move you into a later appointment. Late arrivals that have not contacted the Training Director will NOT be admitted into the examination and will forfeit their examination fee!
There is no talking, outside paper and notes, electronic devices, weapons, or books permitted in the staging and testing areas. Any candidate that is talking or in possession of these items will be automatically dismissed from the exam with their results and testing fee forfeited. Candidates that are caught intentionally cheating on exams may be banned by OEMS from testing at any future Connecticut tests.
Candidates will be tested on 6 stations:
-Trauma Patient Assessment
-Medical Patient Assessment
-Cardiac Arrest Management
-Seated Supine Immobilization
-Random Skill Station (either Long Bone Immobilization or Joint Immobilization)
All Connecticut practical examinations are tested to the latest version of the NREMT Skill Sheets. These sheets can be downloaded by clicking here. Upon completion of your test, you will sign out with the Registrar and are free to leave.
Your test results are compiled by the CT OEMS Chief Examiner on the night of the examination. The Chief Examiner will deliver the examination results to CT OEMS on the next business day following the examination. Once CT OEMS receives the examination sheets, they will review them and make a final pass/fail decision on each sheet. Compiled results are emailed to your EMT Program Instructor 3-5 business days following the examination and your EMT Program Instructor will notify you.
Code One Training Solutions will NOT see or receive your results. Please do not call us or CT OEMS for results - they will be delivered by your EMT Program Instructor as soon as they have them.
-If you have passed all stations, then you have completed this component of your EMT testing - best of luck on your written exam!
-If you have failed 1 station, you can make an appointment with your EMT Program Instructor to review and retrain that station. This will suffice your practical examination requirements.
-If you have failed 2 or 3 stations, you will need to repeat those stations.
-If you have failed 4, 5, or 6 stations then you will need to repeat the entire examination.
You are being tested on your professionalism as an EMT candidate so what you wear and how you act is a huge consideration. Test candidates should wear comfortable professional attire to the examination. No clothing that identifies the candidate to an organization, agency, or department will be permitted into the examination (i.e. Fire Department shirts). No hats will be permitted in the examination. Clothing should also be appropriate for the movements and activities being performed (skirts and low cut shirts will not be permitted).
Test candidates MUST bring one form of identification to the examination that must:
-Be current and valid
-Contain a photo and a signature
-Be a U.S. or State official ID such as a Passport, Military ID, Driver’s License, or Official Student ID.
Any candidate that does not comply with the above rules will be dismissed from the examination and will forfeit their examination fee and test results.
Testing Accommodations may only be provided with authorization from OEMS in advance of the examination. Documentation supporting the need for accommodation must be supplied with the requests. All requests for special accommodation must be made no less than ten (10) business days prior to the examination.