(December 19, 2016) – Students in the Paramedic Emergency Services and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs at Hagerstown Community College have received 100 percent pass rates on their registry exams. All HCC students in the 2016 paramedic cohort passed the national registry exams for the 2015-2016 academic year, as well as all HCC students in the EMT summer 2016 cohort for the state and national registry exams.
The NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) is a national exam required for EMT, AEMT and Paramedic. NREMT exams provide a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status. Paramedic students must take the NREMT cognitive and psychomotor exam to become licensed. MIEMSS (Maryland Institute of EMS Services) requires paramedic students to pass these exams in order to take the state protocol exam. EMT students must take the NREMT cognitive exam and the MIEMSS psychomotor exam.
For more information about HCC’s paramedic and EMT programs, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/health-sciences.