Exam Preparation

Congratulations on making the decision to become a board certified paramedic!


Flight Paramedic Exam Preparation (FP-C®)

FP-C® Content Outline

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Critical Care Exam Preparation (CCP-C®)

CCP-C® Content Outline

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Community Paramedic Exam Preparation (CP-C®)

CP-C® Content Outline

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Tactical Paramedic Exam Preparation (TP-C®)

TP-C® Content Outline

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Tactical Responder Exam Preparation (TR-C®)

TR-C® Content Outline

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Steps for Applying for an Exam

  • Once you have prepared for the exam and reviewed the appropriate Exam Content Outline and the information on this page, you will then create an Online Account as a New User (see LOG-IN section on the right side of this page). Fill out the necessary information. It will take up to 24 business hours for your Account to be linked to our accounts file.
  • All exam candidates should register at least two weeks prior to anticipated test date. Testing appointments are not scheduled at the time of registration, but are scheduled after you have applied and paid for the exam.
  • After you are logged into your Account, click on Apply for an Exam, click on the appropriate exam APPLY button (FP-C, CCP-C, TP-C, CP-C, TR-C), then click CONTINUE.
  • Fill out the required information and upload a copy of your current paramedic license. Your application will not be approved, and your exam results will not be forwarded to you unless we have a copy of your license on file.
  • Submit payment information then review the information you submitted. Check the Terms and Conditions box, verify the the information, then click PLACE ORDER.
  • You will receive an email that contains an Eligibility number and instructions for scheduling your exam within 3-5 business days after your exam application has been approved. To view Testing Centers near you, click here.
  • If you pass the exam, within 10 days you will receive an email stating that the IBSC Office has received your exam results. You will also receive an email from The Award Group giving you instructions for ordering your complementary certificate and wallet card. IBSC will send you a pin and a patch.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, contact Jeanette Myers at 770-978-4400 or jmyers@ibsc.org.

Review Content Outline

IBSC recommends that you become familiar with the topics on the exam by reviewing the exam content outline.

FP-C® Study Recommendations

  • Air and Surface Patient Transport: Principles & Practice (4th ed.) Holleran, R. (Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0323057493
  • 10th edition CAMTS accreditation standards. CAMTS guidelines can be found here:CAMTS Guidelines
  • Critical Care Transport Core Curriculum. Jacqueline Stocking, Jill Johnson, Denise Treadwell, Patti Corbett Donna York Clark. Publish by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (2017).ISBN-13: 978-0996653244 Published in collaboration with the IAFCCP. Available at iBooks and Kindle.

Additional FP-C® Study Resources

  • Critical Care Transport (2nd Edition) by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and UMBC. Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning (2017). ISBN: 978-1284040999
  • FP-C/CFRN Certification Review & Advanced Practice Update: (1st Edition) by Eric R Bauer and Ashley N Bauer. Published by FlightBridgeED, LLC. (2013). ISBN-13: 978-1492168553
  • Critical Care Exam Review by the IAFCCP, edited by Kelly Edwards and Terri Hoffman, MD. (2014). available here.
  • Flight Paramedic Certification: A Comprehensive Study Guide by Kyle Faudree available at the IAMED Store
  • The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, (5th Edition) by Calvin A Brown III MD (Editor), John C Sakles (Editor), Nathan W. Mick MD (Editor), Published by LWW (Wolters Kluwer 2018). ISBN-13: 978-1496351968
  • Remote and Austere Medicine Field Guide for Practitioners available at the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine

CCP-C® Study Recommendations

  • Critical Care Transport (2nd Edition) by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and UMBC. Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning (2017). ISBN: 978-1284040999
  • Air and Surface Patient Transport: Principles & Practice (4th ed.) Holleran, R. (Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0323057493
  • Critical Care Transport Core Curriculum. Jacqueline Stocking, Jill Johnson, Denise Treadwell, Patti Corbett Donna York Clark. Publish by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (2017). ISBN-13: 978-0996653244 Published in collaboration with the IAFCCP. Available at iBooks and Kindle.

Additional CCP-C® Study Resources

  • Critical Care Exam Review by the IAFCCP, edited by Kelly Edwards and Terri Hoffman, MD. (2014). available here.
  • Flight Paramedic Certification: A Comprehensive Study Guide by Kyle Faudree available at the IAMED Store
  • The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, (5th Edition) by Calvin A Brown III MD (Editor), John C Sakles (Editor), Nathan W. Mick MD (Editor), Published by LWW (Wolters Kluwer 2018). ISBN-13: 978-1496351968

CP-C® Study Recommendations

  • Community Health Paramedicine, (1st Edition) by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning (2017). ISBN: 978-1284040968

Additional CP-C® Study Resources

  • Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking (11th Edition) Published by LWW (Wolters Kluwer 2012). ISBN-13: 978-1609137625
  • Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations (6th Edition) by Mary A. Nies PhD RN FAAN FAAHB and Melanie McEwen PhD RN. Published by Saunders (2014). ISBN-13: 978-0323188197

TP-C® and TR-C® Study Recommendations

  • PHTLS, Military Edition (8th Edition) by NAEMT. Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning (2014). ISBN-13: 978-1284041750
  • TCCC / TECC guidelines:
    • TCCC guidelines can be found here: TCCC.
    • TECC guidelines can be found here: TECC.

Additional TP-C® and TR-C® Study Resources

  • SOF Combat Casualty Care Handbook, 2013. Supplement to Journal of Special Operations Medicine. ISBN-13: 978-1493685332
  • K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Guidelines. K9-TECC guidelines can be found here: K9-TECC.
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care: Lessons and Best Practices. Published by the US Army (2014). ISBN-13: 978-1502430618
  • Tactical Paramedic Certification & Practical Application by Kyle Faudree. Published by North American Rescue, LLC, (2014). ISBN-13: 978-0990356103
  • TCCC and Wound Treatment. US Army 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1634503310
  • Remote and Austere Medicine Field Guide for Practitioners available at the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine