Practical Exam Victims

NREMT Psychomotor Testing

Code One is an authorized testing site for Connecticut and NREMT psychomotor (practical) examinations. Tests are routinely held at Code One East Hartford under the direction of the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Individuals currently enrolled in EMT training programs can volunteer as victims at examinations. Volunteers receive the unique opportunity to orient themselves to the testing process and exam stations prior to taking the exam themselves.

Course Fee: FREE

Exam victims are an integral part of the testing process.  Exam victims get a $10 discount for their exam at Code One.

Exam Registration

Ready to take the test?  Get more information on the testing process, see our upcoming exam dates, and register for your NREMT practical exam.

I would like to thank you for a friendly, professional testing site.  I really wish I had taken the course with you all.

Maggie F.

EMT, Westbrook, CT

Code One provides psychomotor (practical) examinations on a routine basis in the East Hartford training center. Approximately 40 candidates are tested at each examination on six required skills – medical assessment, trauma assessment, seated spinal immobilization, random (joint or long bone) immobilization, CPR/AED, and airway management. All examiners undergo training through the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services and each exam is supervised by an OEMS Chief Examiner.

Each exam depends on the participation of volunteer victims to serve as patients in testing stations. Victims are rotated between stations usually 2-3 times each exam to enhance their experience.

  1. EMT candidates that have already started the certification testing process (i.e. have already taken the practical exam and need to repeat stations) may not participate as exam victims.
  2. You must arrive by 5:30 PM to participate as a victim in this examination.
  3. OEMS requires us to have a specified number of victims – if you expect to be late or unable to make the examination, please notify us as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.
  4. Although most examinations are finished before 9:00 PM, it is important that participants are able to attend the examination until their stations are completed which may be later than 10:00 PM.
  5. 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.
  6. Candidates testing at this examination will be evaluated against the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic Level Skill Sheets.  Click here for the current NREMT exam sheets – make sure you click “EMR and EMT Exam Details” and then click the “EMT” tab.
  7. Participants will be assigned to a station and rotated to 2-3 stations throughout the examination.  The stations which participants rotate through are Medical Patient Assessment; Cardiac Arrest Management (AED); Seated Spinal Immobilization (KED); and Random Immobilization (Long Bone or Joint).  Depending on availability Trauma Patient Assessment and Airway Management may be available for observation, however, these stations are normally not staffed with observers/victims.
  8. We occasionally post examination tips to our Facebook page – Follow us on Facebook to see past tips and any updates: 
  9. Exam victims must not wear any clothing that identifies them to an organization, agency, or department (i.e. Fire Department shirts).  No hats are 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.
  10. Volunteers may not help or provide assistance to candidates during the examination.  Station scenarios and candidate performances are also confidential and may not be discussed or shared.  Any volunteers that do not comply with OEMS requirements will be dismissed from the examination and jeopardize their ability to test in Connecticut.

Candidates will be evaluated against the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic Level Skill Sheets.  The skill sheets can be found at: The stations tested are:

  1. BVM Ventilation
  2. Cardiac Arrest AED
  3. Random Skill (Joint Immobilization or Long Bone Immobilization)
  4. Medical Assessment
  5. Spinal Immobilization Seated
  6. Trauma Assessment

Note:  We occasionally post examination tips to our Facebook page – Like us on Facebook to see past tips and any updates:


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