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ODEMSA serves  a dual role in testing:

  • National Registry recognizes ODEMSA as a primary testing site for the advanced level psychomotor examinations.
  • The State OEMS office within the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes ODEMSA as a Consolidated Testing Site (CTS) for BLS psychomotor testing.

About National Registry Testing

The National Registry practical testing offered by ODEMSA consists of skills presented in a scenario-type format to approximate the abilities of the Advanced EMT (AEMT), Intermediate, and Paramedic to function in the out-of-hospital setting. The process is a formal verification of the candidate's "hands-on" abilities and knowledge, rather than a teaching, coaching, or remedial training session. The NREMT will not explain any specific errors in any performance. A candidate’s attendance at a scheduled examination does not guarantee eligibility for National Registration. The candidate is warned that he/she assumes all risks and consequences of testing inappropriate skills if testing at a site where his/her name is not read as part of the official examination roster.

ODEMSA does not offer the written portion of the National Registy of EMT examinations.  Candidates should register for the cogniative portion of the exam thought a Pearson VUE testing center

Review the ODEMSA NREMT Policies and registration process

Locate a practical National Registry examination hosted by ODEMSA

Locate a practical National Registry examination, anywhere within the continental US

View and Download the NREMT Advanced Level Skill Sheets

About Consolidated Testing Site (CTS) Commonwealth of Virginia Testing

ODEMSA is recognized by the Commonwealth of VA to serve as a Consolidated Test Site (CTS) for examinations administered by the Office of EMS.  These include Emerency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the written portion of the EMS Education Coordinator examination. 

Review the ODEMSA CTS Fees and Requirements

See a schedule of CTS examinations scheduled by ODEMSA

How to register for a CTS Examination

Get directions to a CTS hosted by ODEMSA

View the OEMS's Skill Sheets and Demonstration Videos



Last updated: March, 2017

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:58