Exam Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a current unrestricted paramedic license in the state or country of practice to qualify for the FP-C®, CCP-C®, CP-C®, TP-C®or the WP-C® exam.
  • For some exams, other licensed healthcare providers may be eligible with additional verfification. For example, a flight program medical director may want to obtain FP-C, a RN who is the medical officer for a SAR team may be interested in obtaining WP-C, and a PA functioning as an operator on a tactical team may be eligible for TP-C. In many systems outside the USA where nurses and physicians are non-paramedics, those specialties are eligible to sit for Board certification. Additional documentation is required to validate the request. Each request is evaluated individually.
  • All exam candidates must register online and upload a copy of your paramedic license before you are eligible to schedule an exam.
  • TR-C®Eligibility
    • Must hold at a minimum current EMR certification.
    • If not currently licensed as an EMR, EMT or AEMT, candidates may petition for approval to the Board to sit for the examination.
      • Must also hold medical director authorization. (CANADA)
    • Must have obtained tactical knowledge consistent with current TCCC/TECC guidelines.
  • The IBSC will provide a simple calculator.
  • On the day of the exam, you must arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time with the appropriate form of identification and a copy of your paramedic license. See Candidate Handbook.
  • For WEB-based testing, you should register 2 weeks prior to requested test date(s).

Recommendations

  • Foundational critical care/community paramedic/tactical course from an accredited institution.
  • Candidates should have 3 years experience working in a critical care, air transport, community or tactical environment.
  • 6-12 months self study
  • Download a copy of the Candidate Handbook before registering.
  • Review course prior to testing. Click here for a list of IBSC Approved Review Courses.

Expectations for FP-C® and CCP-C® Candidates

The expectation for the CCP-C® exam candidate and/or the FP-C® exam candidate is a mastery of current trends and therapies in critical care transport medicine in a flight or ground environment, as well as a significant knowledge of ACLS, PALS, NALS and BTLS/ITLS. FP-C® exam candidates should also have a significant knowledge of flight physiology and current CAMTS flight safety standards. The certification exams are not meant to test entry-level knowledge, but rather the experienced paramedic's advanced skill level.

Expectations for CP-C® Candidates

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.

Expectations for TP-C® Candidates

The expectation for the TP-C® exam candidate is competency in casualty assessment, stabilization, and evacuation in hostile and austere environments, as well as thorough familiarity with tactical principles, triage, and operational medicine. Candidates should have significant knowledge of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care guidelines, management of the full tactical injury spectrum (from less-than-lethal to CBRNE), force health protection, and medico-legal aspects of Tactical Emergency Medical Services.

Expectations for TR-C® Candidates

The expectation for the TR-C® exam candidate is competency in basic casualty assessment, stabilization, and evacuation in both hostile and austere environments, as well as thorough familiarity with tactical principles, triage, and operational medicine. The candidate should understand the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines for care management within the tactical injury spectrum. This knowledge should include less-than-lethal to CBRNE, force health protection, and the medico-legal aspects of providing Tactical Emergency Medical Services.

Expectations for DICO-C Candidates

The expectations for the DICO-C exam candidate is an understanding of the laws applicable to infection control, exposure control plans, the risks for disease transmission, vaccines, immunizations, and post-exposure care unique to the role of the Infection Control Officer. The DICO-C examination is not meant to test entry-level knowledge, but rather to validate competency of those Emergency Responders providing services beyond the roles of the routine emergency provider, with competency in infection control management, disease transmission, vaccines, and immunizations.

Expectations for WP-C® Candidates

Candidates must hold a current unrestricted paramedic, registered nurse, or physician assistant license in the state or country of practice.

The WP-C exam candidate is expected to maintain an in-depth knowledge level of the accomplished paramedic working in wilderness, remote, and austere environments anywhere in the world. The questions on the examination are based in sound wilderness medicine principles. The candidate is expected to have a firm understanding of the remote medicine environment.

All exam candidates must register online and upload a copy of license to prove eligible before scheduling an exam.

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IBSC Board Certification


Flight Paramedic Exam Preparation (FP-C)

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Critical Care Exam Preparation (CCP-C)

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Community Paramedic Exam Preparation (CP-C)

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Tactical Paramedic Exam Preparation (TP-C)

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Tactical Responder Exam Preparation (TR-C)

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Designation Infection Control Officer Exam Preparation (DICO-C)

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Wilderness Paramedic Exam Preparation (WP-C)

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