National Registry of EMTs

NREMT Launches New Volunteer Initiative

COLUMBUS, OH — 4 August 2017 — The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians launched a new volunteer initiative for the advancement of National EMS Certification examinations on Tuesday.

Through this initiative, diverse groups of volunteer EMS professionals will collaborate with NREMT staff to develop accurate and fair examinations. "This is an exciting opportunity for the community to shape the future of the EMS profession," said NREMT Chief Testing Officer Greg Applegate. The new initiative enables volunteers to assist with a variety of National EMS Certification examination processes.

Volunteers may be selected to draft or review items and scenarios for cognitive and psychomotor examinations, or they may be selected to assist with the standard setting and practice analysis procedures for each National EMS Certification level. In any case, volunteers are offered the chance to make a direct impact on the professional national EMS landscape.

"The NREMT takes a transparent and collaborative approach to the development and validation of our examination content," said Applegate. "The campaign’s slogan — Let’s Write the Future Together — is a genuine reflection of our goals. In developing National EMS Certification examinations, it is imperative that every voice of EMS community be heard. We invite everyone, regardless of his or her EMS background, to apply."

The NREMT has confirmed that volunteers will be eligible for continuing education credit toward their next NREMT recertification period. Additionally, any costs, including travel, lodging and food, associated with volunteering will be covered by the NREMT.

"The new volunteer initiative marks a renewed emphasis on collaboration between the NREMT and the national EMS industry," said Applegate.

EMS professionals interested in applying may do so at


The mission of the National Registry of EMTs is to serve as the National EMS Certification organization by providing 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.