Congratulations! Now What?

EMTS has compiled a few links to make the transition from student to certified EMT a little easier. They are listed in order of the steps you should take on your way to obtaining your State of Texas EMT Certification.

Note about the NREMT.
Remember, the questions will range in difficulty. There will be questions asked up to the paramedic level to test your knowledge range. You may feel as though you do not have enough knowledge to complete the exam successfully – this is not the case! You have been fully prepared to pass; study your scenarios and remember your ABC’s!

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect the NREMT site to show I’m approved to take the NREMT Exam?
Your approval is sent to NREMT within 48 hours after graduation. NREMT will then process the approval 24-48 hours after receiving it. Start checking the NREMT website 3 days after graduation by logging in and going to “Check Application Status”. When approved you will see “Print ATT Letter” once you have paid for the exam and your approval has been processed. When you see “”Print ATT Letter’, please click the link and follow the instructions to schedule your appointment with Pearson.

After I take my exam, when can I expect to hear whether or not I passed?
You should receive an email from NREMT the following day. It is recommended that you do not schedule your exam on a Friday as this may delay when you learn of your pass/fail status. That makes for a very long weekend! Should you not hear back within 24 hours, log on to the NREMT website and look below your name on the upper left of the screen. If you see a number beneath your name that starts with B, you have passed and this is your national registry ID. Otherwise, keep your eye out for the email notification.

What happens if I don’t pass the NREMT exam?
You will have 2 more opportunities to pass the exam before being required to sit through a remediation course. At this point, EMTS recommends you first look at the areas you didn’t score well on and focus your studying on those areas. Get together with classmates to study scenarios.  Contact EMTS for help!

What information is needed to apply for my state certification with TDSHS?
You will need your TDSHS Number, found on your course completion certificate, your NREMT ID number, and you will have needed to completed your Fast Pass Background check.

Can I get my Fast Pass Background Check done before I take my test?
Yes, you can. The state will receive it electronically and start a file on you in preparation to receive your application.

Will I get a copy of my Fast Pass Background Check?
No. The only copy is sent to the state health department.