AEMT Exam Information and Guideline
NREMT Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Exam : AEMT
Exam Name : Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Number of Questions : 135
Live Questions : 100
Pilot Questions : 35
Time : 2hrs 15 min.
The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
The National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) cognitive exam is a linear computer based test (CBT). Each candidate will answer 135 questions (items). Each exam will have 100 ‘live items that count toward the final score. The exam will also have 35 pilot questions that do not affect the final score. The maximum amount of time given to complete the exam is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The exam will cover the entire spectrum of EMS care including:
Respiration & Ventilation
Cardiology & Resuscitation
Items related to patient care are focused on adult and geriatric patients (85%) and pediatric patients (15%). In order to pass the exam, candidates must meet a standard level of competency. The passing standard is defined by the ability to provide safe and effective entry level emergency medical care.
- Airway, Respiration & Ventilation 18%-22% 85% Adult; 15% Pediatric
- Cardiology & Resuscitation 21%-25% 85% Adult; 15% Pediatric
- Trauma 14%-18% 85% Adult; 15% Pediatric
- Medical; Obstetrics & Gynecology 26%-30% 85% Adult; 15% Pediatric
- EMS Operations 11%-15% N/A
Traditional refresher course: Completion of a State or CAPCE(F1, F2, F5) approved 36 hour AEMT refresher course. NCCR 25 hours of continuing education: Completion of the 25 hour National Competency Component from the NCCP model. Continuing education topic hours: Advanced EMT remedial may be completed by continuing education* and must include the topics and hours listed here under Traditional Model.