On October 15, 2018 OEMS will eliminate the seated spinal immobilization (KED) station. Only five (5) stations will be tested for exams after this date. The Bleeding Control / Shock station has been added as a potential assignment in the random skill station. Repeat testing (retests) will only be available for candidates that have failed 2 stations.
Candidates that have failed two (2) stations at a previous practical exam may repeat their failed stations during another exam date. Candidates repeating the Random station may not necessarily repeat the same station that they originally failed. Random may consist of one joint immobilization, long bone immobilization, or bleeding control / shock station and is assigned by the Chief Examiner at the start of the exam.
All examiners undergo training through the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services and each exam is supervised by an OEMS Chief Examiner.
Rules and Requirements
Candidates must arrive by 6:00 PM. Candidates arriving after 6:00 PM will NOT be admitted into the examination and will forfeit their examination fee!
Talking, outside papers such as NREMT skill sheets and notes, electronic devices, weapons, and books are not permitted in the testing or staging areas. Please leave these items in your vehicle or at the front desk. Code One is not responsible for items left at the examination.
What to Wear to Your Examination: Candidates must not wear any clothing that identifies them to an organization, agency, or department (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). Those dressed inappropriately will be required to change attire prior to the start time of the test.
What to Bring to Your Examination: Candidates MUST bring one form of identification to the examination that is current and valid, contain a photo and a signature, and 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.
Requesting Special Accommodations: 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.
Exam Results: Examination results are emailed by OEMS 3 to 5 business days following the test to your EMS-Instructor who will notify their candidates of the results. No examination results are distributed on the day of the exam. Code One only receives the results for its students.
Candidates will be evaluated against the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic Level Skill Sheets. The skill sheets can be found at: https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/psychomotor_exam_emt.asp
The stations tested are:
- BVM Ventilation
- Cardiac Arrest AED
- Random Skill (Joint Immobilization, Long Bone Immobilization, or Bleeding Control / Shock)
- Medical Assessment
- Trauma Assessment
Practical Exam Schedule
Upcoming exam dates are listed below. Click on your course date for additional details and register.
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