EMS - Certification Examination Description
The Emergency Medical Services certification examination is a criterion-referenced examination. It is a comprehensive examination covering the breadth of the field of Emergency Medical Services. The EMS certification examination is administered at Pearson VUE professional computer-based testing centers throughout the United States.
The Core Content of EMS Medicine forms the basis of the examination. The list below describes the relative weight given to different elements of the Core Content of EMS Medicine in constructing the EMS multiple choice certification examination.
Emergency Medical Services
Percentage Distribution of Test Items by Core Content Area
|Clinical Aspects of EMS Medicine ||40% |
|Medical Oversight of EMS ||30% |
|Quality Management and Research ||10% |
|Special Operations ||20% |