Changes to Connecticut EMT Practical Exams

Updated Feb 26, 2020

On October 1, 2018, Connecticut OEMS announced that effective October 15, 2018:

  • The KED station will be eliminated from the practical examination process. There will not be a 6th station to replace the KED station.
  • The “Bleeding Control / Shock” skill station has been added as a possible assignment for Random. Only one Random skill (Long Bone, Joint, or Bleeding Control / Shock) will be tested per exam.
  • The CPR AED Station has been updated to reflect the 2017 NREMT skill sheet.
  • Candidates that have already tested and have failed 3 or more stations (excluding KED) will have to repeat the entire examination. Here is a registration link:
  • Candidates that have failed 2 stations or have failed 2 stations plus KED will still be eligible to repeat their 2 failed stations only. Here is a registration link:
  • Candidates that have failed 3 stations prior to October 15, 2018 during a 6-station exam will be eligible to repeat their 3 failed stations only. You must contact Code One to register: 860.786.1789 ext 110
  • Candidates that have failed 1 station or 1 station plus KED may complete a Review and Retrain with their instructor without having to repeat stations during a state exam.

The official CT OEMS skill sheets are available for your reference.

We hope that this information is helpful for you in the testing process. Our team is prepared to answer any questions that you may have.

2 thoughts on “Changes to Connecticut EMT Practical Exams”

  1. What can someone who completed their classroom training, but did not take practical training or nremt do (what does the classroom training alone qualify a student to do?)

    1. Both certification exams through NREMT need to be completed within 2 years of completion of the classroom component for EMT. If they were not completed in that time, the candidate would need to repeat their classroom training. Classroom training on its own would be for general knowledge and first aid skills only – they would not be able to function or work as an EMT.

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