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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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.
  • Once you are in your Account, click on Apply for an Exam, click on the appropriate exam APPLY button (FP-C, CCP-C, TP-C, CP-C), then click CONTINUE.
  • Fill out the necessary 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 a Testing ID# and instructions for scheduling your exam within 3-5 business days after your exam application has been approved.
  • Once you pass the exam, within 2-3 weeks you will receive an email stating that the IBSC Office has received your exam results. You will then receive a certificate, wallet card, a pin and a patch within 5-7 business days.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, contact Jeanette Myers at 770-978-4400 or jmyers@bcctpc.org.

Review Content Outline

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

Recommended Texts for FP-C® and CCP-C® Exam Preparation

  • Air and Surface Patient Transport: Principles and Practice Holleran,Renee Semonin. (2009) (4th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby
  • CAMTS Accreditation Standards (10th ed.)
  • Critical Care Transport Core Curriculum (3rd ed.). Published by ASTNA in collaboration with the IAFCCP. Available at iBooks and Kindle.
  • Critical Care Transport Pollak, A.(Ed.). (2011). Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett
  • Critical Care Paramedic Exam Review by the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics available here.
  • Flight Paramedic Certification: A Comprehensive Study Guide by Kyle Faudree available at the IAMED Store
  • Manual of Emergency Airway Management (4th ed.) 2012 by Ron Walls and Michel Murphy
  • Remote and Austere Medicine Field Guide for Practitioners available at the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine

Recommended Course for TP-C® Exam Preparation

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course available thru NAEMT at .

Recommended Texts for CP-C® Exam Preparation

  • Community Health Paramedicine, First Edition, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
  • Wilkinsin and Treas Skills Checklists on Physical Assessment through the Lifespan.
  • Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 10th Edition.
  • Community/Public Health Nursing

Community Paramedic Education Requirement

To be eligible for examination, the Candidate must submit proof of learning in the Community Paramedic domain and/or the completed verification by the the medical director or the medical director's designee verifying knowledge and understanding of the Community Paramedic role and scope in the community in which they operate.

Click here for a fillable PDF CP Verification Form.

Click here for a list of CP-C programs.

Watch AMP's video

Watch this short video from AMP about what to expect on the day of your exam.

Testing Center Locations

All exam candidates should register at least two weeks prior to anticipated test date. Testing appointments are not made at the time of registration.
  • CCP-C® Exam Testing Centers world-wide, please click here.
  • CP-C® Exam Testing Centers world-wide, please click here.
  • FP-C® Exam Testing Centers world-wide, please click here.
  • TP-C® Exam Testing Centers world-wide, please click here.

Fees and Exam Administration

  • Paper/pencil format is administered at national conferences and host sites
  • Exam results are mailed within 4 to 6 weeks
  • Computer-based testing is available in all 50 states and various international locations
  • Exam results are available immediately after testing


FP-C®, CCP-C® and CP-C® Exam Fees

  • $225 (IAFCCP members)
  • $325 (non-IAFCCP members)
Recert by Paper/Pencil Exam
  • $225 (IAFCCP members)
  • $325 (non-IAFCCP members)
  • $285 (IAFCCP members)
  • $385 (non-IAFCCP members)
  • $335 (International WEB-based, IAFCCP members)
  • $435 (International WEB-based, non-IAFCCP members)
Recert by Computer-Based Exam
  • $285 (IAFCCP members)
  • $385 (non-IAFCCP members)
  • $335 (International WEB-based, IAFCCP members)
  • $435 (International WEB-based, non-IAFCCP members)

TP-C® Exam Fees

  • $325
  • $385
  • $435 (International WEB-based)

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