Eligible Participants:

Graduates of State of Connecticut approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) programs seeking state certification and/or national registration as an EMR.

Course Introduction

The CT State EMR Practical Exam is the psychomotor (practical skills) portion of the testing process leading to State of Connecticut certification and NREMR registration as an Emergency Medical Technician.

This practical exam is one part of a two part CT certification process, with the other part being a cumulative written exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. This CT State Practical Exam is administered under the strict direction and oversight of the State of CT Department of Public Health (DPH) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). The complete exam consists of a five station exam process. All five stations must be passed in order to successfully pass the exam. If only one station is failed then the candidate must meet with their  EMS instructor for retraining,  at which time the skill will be signed off and submitted to the State. If two stations are failed then the participant must schedule and take a 2 Station Retest which only requires retesting those failed stations. If 3 or more stations are failed then a complete exam must be retaken which requires testing all five stations again.

The exam consists of the following stations:

  1. Cardiac Arrest Management
  2. Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation of an Apneic Adult Patient
  3. Patient Assessment/Management – Medical
  4. Patient Assessment/Management – Trauma
  5. Random Skill- Bleeding control and shock management

Exam Information

  1. Candidates must be listed as successfully completing their EMR program by their EMR program instructor on a “T4 form” on file with the state Office of Emergency Medical Services or the State of CT will not allow testing.
  2. Registration for an examination must be received and paid in full 7 days prior to the exam. No registrations will be accepted after that time. This is required by DPH OEMS and not by CPR Training Professionals.
  3. Registration will begin at 8:30am and in order to efficiently complete all registrations, we recommend arrival promptly at 8:00am. All candidates will be in the holding area of the facility no later than 8:50am on the day of the exam. The doors will close promptly at exactly 8:50am to allow the test to start on time. If you are late, you may not be admitted to the exam. Registration is at CPR Training Professionals, 479 Buckland Rd South Windsor, CT  06074
  4. Your test date will be confirmed as indicated in the confirmation email you will receive. Prior to calling CPR Training Professionals to confirm your test date, please verify that the email has not been placed in your spam email folder.
  6. All candidates must bring positive proof of identity in the form of a government issued PHOTO ID (Driver’s License, Military ID, or Passport). You will not be admitted to the test without an acceptable photo ID.
  7. You will not be provided any exam results on the day of the exam. Your results will be sent to your Course Coordinator by the CT Office of EMS once they are processed. CPR Training Professionals does not have access to your examination files; therefore specific questions or complaints regarding the outcome of your exam should be directed to the Chief Examiner who is assigned by the State of CT.