AEMT Practice Test
To become a certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), you first need to complete the AEMT exam. This is a knowledge-based test that measures your understanding of the principles and practices of working as an AEMT.
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AEMT Exam Eligibility
To be eligible to take the Advanced EMT exam, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must hold a license from your state at the EMT level (or higher)
- You must complete a state-approved AEMT course of study that either meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
- You must have a current CPR-BLS Healthcare Provider or equivalent credential
AEMT Exam Outline
The AEMT exam is itself comprised of a cognitive exam and a psychomotor exam, both of which must be passed in order to pass the AEMT exam.
AEMT Cognitive Exam
The cognitive exam contains 135 multiple-choice questions, 35 of which are unscored, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours and 15 minutes. The 35 unscored questions are used to evaluate questions for future versions of the exam. They are unmarked, so you will not know which questions are scored and which are unscored.
The cognitive exam is split into five content areas:
|Content Area||Percent of Exam||Adult/Pediatric Mix|
|Airway, Respiration, and Ventilation||28%-22%||85%/15%|
|Cardiology and Resuscitation||21%–25%||85%/15%|
|Medical; Obstetrics and Gynecology||26%–30%||85%/15%|
AEMT Psychomotor Exam
The psychomotor exam is a “hands-on” exam comprised of nine skill stations. These stations are designed to assess your proficiency in various scenarios.
Patient Assessment – Trauma (10 minutes)
Patient Assessment – Medical (15 minutes)
Supraglottic Airway Device (3 attempts)
Cardiac Arrest Management/AED (10 minutes)
Intravenous Therapy (6 minutes)
Intravenous Bolus Medications (3 minutes)
Pediatric Intraosseous Infusion (6 minutes)
Pediatric Respiratory Compromise (3 attempts)
Random EMT Skills (5-10 minutes)
- Bleeding control and shock management (10 minutes)
- Long bone immobilization (5 minutes)
- Joint immobilization (5 minutes)
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AEMT Exam Registration
To register for the AEMT exam, you must submit an application to NREMT. Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) for the cognitive exam and a psychomotor authorization to test (PATT). At the time of application, you must submit the $144 application fee.
You should arrive at the testing center 30 minutes before your exam appointment. The facilitator will verify your ID and take your photo and digital signature. Your digital signature must match the signature on your ID.
Once the check-in process is complete, you will be asked to place all personal items in a secure locker outside the testing room, or in your car.
The proctor will then lead you to the testing area and provide information on how the exam process works.
You can take breaks as needed, but know that your time on break counts against your allotted testing time. If you do take a break during your exam, you cannot refer to any reference materials or use your mobile device.
Your AEMT Exam Scores
The score required to pass the exam varies. Your score and results of whether you passed the exam will be posted on your online account within two business days after you take the exam.
Retaking the AEMT Exam
If you fail the exam, you may submit an application to retake it 15 days after your first attempt.
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How many questions are on the AEMT exam?
There are 135 multiple-choice questions on the cognitive exam.
How long is the AEMT exam?
The time limit for the cognitive exam is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
How much does the AEMT exam cost?
The application fee for the exam is $144.