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Available Certifications

Community Paramedic Certification (CP-C)

The Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C) Examination consists of a total of 135 questions (110 graded questions and 25 beta questions). The candidate is provided 2.5 hours to complete the examination. The certification process is focused on the knowledge level of accomplished, experienced community paramedics. The expectation for the CP-C exam candidate is competency in mobile integrated healthcare, and expanded EMS services in rural and urban settings, including various healthcare, mental health, and housing and service needs. This examination is not meant to test entry-level knowledge, but rather to validate competency of those paramedics providing services beyond the roles of traditional emergency care and transport.

Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)

The Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) Examination consists of a total of 135 questions (125 graded questions and 10 beta questions). The candidate is provided 2.5 hours to complete the examination. The certification process is focused on the knowledge level of accomplished, critical care paramedics providing patient care in the pre-hospital, inter-hospital and hospital environment. The questions on the examination are based in sound paramedicine. The candidate is expected to maintain a significant knowledge of current ACLS, PALS, NALS, & ITLS/PHTLS standards. This examination is not meant to test entry-level knowledge, but rather to test the experienced paramedic's skills and knowledge.

Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C)

The Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) Examination consists of a total of 135 questions (110 graded questions and 25 beta questions). The candidate is provided 2.5 hours to complete the examination. The certification process is focused on the knowledge level of accomplished, experienced paramedics currently associated with a Flight and /or Critical Care Transport Team(s). The questions on the examination are based in sound paramedicine. The candidate is expected to maintain a significant knowledge of current ACLS, PALS, NALS, and ITLS/PHTLS standards. This examination is not meant to test entry-level knowledge, but rather to test the experienced paramedic's skills and knowledge of critical care transport.

Tactical Paramedic Certification (TP-C)

The Certified Tactical Paramedic (TP-C) Examination consists a total of 135 questions (125 graded questions and 10 beta questions). The candidate is provided 2.5 hours to complete the examination. The certification process is focused on the knowledge level of accomplished, tactical paramedics in hostile an austere environments. The questions on the examination are based in sound paramedicine and tactical principles. The candidate is expected to maintain a significant knowledge of current ACLS, ITLS/PHTLS , TCCC and TECC standards.

Tactical Responder Certification (TR-C)

The Certified Tactical Responder (TR-C) was developed in response to the law enforcement TEMS community input that non-paramedic functioning in tactical environment would benefit from a similar certification process to the Certified Tactical Paramedic (TP-C). The TR-C exam consistes of a total of 110 questions (100 graded questions and 10 beta questions). The candidate is given two hours to complete the exam. The expectation for the TR-C exam candidate is competency in casualty assessment, stabilization, and evacuation in hostile and austere environments in a non-paramedic function; as well as thorough familiarity with tactical principles, triage, and operational medicine. TR-C candidates are operators functioning within a team and commonly have a primary law enforcement role with a secondary medic role. The certification process is focused on decreasing preventable deaths at the point of wounding and is aligned with the three definitive phases of TECC/TCCC care.

Designated Infection Control Officer Certification (DICO-C)

The Certified Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO-C) credential was developed in partnership with NAPSICO - the National Association of Public Safety Infection Control Officers. NAPSICO is a non-profit association established to provide designated infection control officers (DICOs) the tools needed to develop and manage an effective infection control program for their organization. NAPSICO is focused directly on the needs of the public safety DICO.

The Certified Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO-C) Examination consists of a total of 125 questions (100 graded questions and 25 beta questions). The candidate is provided 2.5 hours to complete the examination.

The expectation for the DICO-C exam candidate is competency in managing public safety staff who have potentially been exposed to an infectious disease. The DICO will accomplished this by having a understanding of the laws applicable to infection control, the development of exposure control plans, the risks of disease transmission, when vaccines and immunizations are required, and how to develop a post-exposure care plan.