National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Registry of EMTs is the national testing organization.
In order to certify as an EMT is California, once the students has successfully completed an approved EMT course, the student is eligible to sit for the NREMT exam.
More information about NREMT and the testing process may be found at their website
NREMT exams are held at PearsonVue testing sites. College of the Canyons is not a PearsonVue testing site.
Once the student obtains NREMT certification, they still must complete the California certification process including a Live Scan and application and payment of fees to the local EMS Agency, who will certify the student as an EMT and provide the California EMT certification card.
Effective January 1, 2015, Authorizations to Test (ATT) for National EMS Certification will be valid for 90 days from the date of issuance, provided all other requirements for National EMS Certification are met. Candidates who do not complete their cognitive examination prior to the expiration date will be required to complete a new application, including payment of the application fee. No refunds will be issued for expired Authorizations to Test. Please refer to the updated NREMT policy on the NREMT website for additional information.
NREMT Candidate Information: Prepare for Success