One of the main reasons first-time EMR test takers don’t pass the exam is because they’re relying on memorization rather than understanding. The NREMT EMR exam questions are designed to test your understanding of the material in real-life scenarios.
Most EMR exam prep courses talk in circles or use language that’s confusing. If you’re tired of sitting in a class wondering how the material applies to the exam, then the Paramedic Coach Vault is your MVP.
In these exclusive test prep courses, we cut to the chase and break down all of the exam information in a way that makes sense. With each medical responder concept or scenario, we define all of the important terms and show you how everything works together. Then, we apply them to scenarios you’re likely going to see on the test and encounter on the job.
The Video Vault: Test Prep and Beyond
When your purchase a pass to the Video Vault, you have lifetime access to numerous topics that can prepare you for the NREMT and beyond, including:
- Career Advice and Guidance
- NREMT Accelerator (NREMT exam test prep, every certification covered)
- Anatomy and physiology course
- Worksheets, sign and symptoms review and drug cards
- On the job tips and skills
- School preparation for every level of EMS schooling
- EMS medications review (Review every EMS drug)
- Prescription medications review (Review the most common prescriptions)
The content in the Video Vault is simple and straightforward, unlike many other EMR test prep courses. Rather than listening to a lecture or reading a textbook, our course material provides visuals, videos, audio files, and EMR practice tests and quizzes to make sure you’re prepared. Each quiz and practice test will give you feedback on which concepts you are understanding and which ones you need to study more.
How It Works:
In these courses, you can study and work when you want, wherever you want, with no overpriced textbooks that leave you scratching your head. Do you work better with a study buddy? The Video Vault includes access to our private community, so you can work together as you prepare or gain insights from community members well into their career.
As Close to On-the-Job Training as It Gets
In the Video Vault, you’ll understand the role you play as an EMR personnel, as well as how to respond in an emergency situation. We break down what each emergency intervention (life-saving action) is intended to do and how it works with visual aids to support your learning. We define complicated medical jargon as we go, so you can leave your dictionary at home.
With each lesson, we break down the percentage of topics you can expect to see on the exam so that you can prioritize your study schedule. The Video Vault contains more than 480 pieces of educational content, which prepares you for more than just the test–it helps prepare you for your entire career!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Is an EMR Different Than an EMT?
Training to be an EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) prepares you to provide immediate, life-saving care to ill or injured individuals. They perform basic procedures with minimal equipment, typically treating life-threatening injuries or illnesses until additional emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. In most cases, they don’t work on ambulances.
EMR personnel can work in professions where their skills may be necessary, such as:
- Park rangers
- Volunteer firefighters
- Childcare providers
- Athletic coaches
- Law enforcement
Someone who is EMR-certified provides basic care and can assist Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), in some volunteer ambulance services you may see EMRs act as drivers who will assist with care on scene, then drive the patient to the hospital while the EMT provides care during transport.
EMTs tend to pursue careers with fire departments, or an ambulance agency. You can usually find them working in ambulance transports in both emergency and non-emergency settings. EMTs receive different training and licensure than EMRs, and can perform interventions with basic equipment located on an ambulance.
You do not need EMR training or certification to enter an EMT program.
How Long Does It Take to Learn EMR with a Course?
The EMR course typically takes between fifty and sixty hours, but not all programs are created equal. It’s a good idea to check that the course you’re interested in is a state-approved EMR program (if you aren’t sure, you should ask).
The last thing you want is to spend your time and money taking an EMR course that isn’t state-approved. Why? Because if your program isn’t accredited (approved) by your state, you will not be able to get your EMR license.
What Is Required for Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certification?
You need to complete certain levels of education and also complete the entire EMR education program pathway in order to receive EMR certification. Not all EMR programs have the exact same requirements.
Some EMR schools require students to have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. Did you graduate high school early? The majority of EMT and EMR programs ask students to be eighteen years or older. Check that you meet all of the requirements for your program prior to registration.
In order to meet all of the EMR certification requirements, you must:
- Successfully complete a state-approved emergency medical responder course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Responder
- Have the course program director verify that you successfully completed the course on the EMR National Registry website
- Be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) for a ‘Healthcare Provider’ or an equivalent credential
- Successfully complete the National Registry EMR cognitive (knowledge) exam and the state-approved psychomotor (skills) exam
Keep in mind that when you pass the knowledge and skills exams, your certification only remains valid for twenty-four months if you meet all of the other eligibility requirements, as well. Which means every two years you have to recertify your EMR certification through NREMT.
Do I Need to Take an Exam Prep Course or Practice Test to Get EMR Certified?
Once you’re enrolled in the EMR course (there are EMR online, in-person, and hybrid courses available), you’ll want to create a plan for EMR test prep. Your EMR online course alone may not be enough to prepare you for the test.
In most states, only 60% to 70% of NREMT EMR test takers pass on the first try. Passing this test is required to get your EMR certification. To boost your chances of passing, it’s best to take additional courses that specialize in EMR certification prep, EMR exam reviews, and provide you with EMR test study guides. While an exam prep course and practice tests aren’t required, they can be very beneficial in helping you pass the EMR exam.
What are the Benefits of Practice Exams?
When you take a practice test, you’ll get familiar with the exam formation and question style. Taking practice exams can also help you apply the material you are learning. Answering questions about the material you are learning helps you remember the concepts and know how to apply them. If you want to do well on the EMR test, taking a practice test or two is one of the best ways to prepare. When you combine practice questions with exam prep courses, you’ll be well on your way to success.