National Registry of EMTs

Volunteer and Collaboration Opportunities

National Registry of EMTs Volunteers


The National Registry of EMT's relies heavily on input from volunteers in the EMS community to improve our products and services. Several times a year we gather a diverse group of EMS professionals from across the nation to collaborate with us in distinct areas, such as: cognitive exam development, psychomotor exam development, publication and software review, practice analysis and others. EMS personnel of all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to apply and become part of this prestigious group that is helping shape the future of the National Registry.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

Regardless of your current role in EMS, volunteering with the National Registry is a unique opportunity for professional development. Most volunteer initiatives provide a unique chance to network with some of the most talented EMS personnel in the nation, and each initiative offers first hand insight into the National Registry processes, products, and services. Also, as a volunteer you will receive a bi-annual newsletter with a “Sneak Peek” of what’s happening at the National Registry, so stay tuned!

Initiatives requiring travel feature a fully-funded travel package including food and lodging. After you’ve completed an initiative, you can count your National Registry volunteer experience toward the continuing education requirements of your next National EMS recertification period. (Hours earned vary by initiative.)*

VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES

Cognitive Exam Development

Developing the Cognitive Exam involves drafting and reviewing potential items for the cognitive examination (i.e. written test), having subject matter experts recommend passing standards and assess potential sources of bias in the exam items.

What will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers for this initiative may work as item writers, who will draft potential examination items, item reviewers, who will discuss and edit the items, or subject matter experts who will recommend passing standards or assess for potential sources of bias in test items.
How often do these volunteer opportunities happen?
Cognitive exam development volunteer opportunities happen regularly throughout the year.

Psychomotor Exam Development

Developing the Psychomotor Exam involves drafting and reviewing rubrics and potential scenarios for the psychomotor examination (i.e. practical test), as well as having subject matter experts recommend passing standards and assess potential sources of bias in scenarios.

What will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers selected for this initiative may undergo a training session on rubric and/or scenario development; draft their own rubrics and/or scenarios and may also review scenarios with fellow scenario developers and National Registry staff.
How often do these volunteer opportunities happen?
Psychomotor exam development volunteer opportunities happen regularly throughout the year.

Publication and Software Review

Reviewing National Registry publications and software involves reading documents and/or testing software, including changes to our website and mobile application.

What will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers will be asked to review documents, products and/or test new services to provide feedback on the overall practicality, as well as the look and feel of the proposed updates. Volunteer opportunities range from completing surveys and interviews, to participating in focus groups.
How often do these volunteer opportunities happen?
These opportunities happen sporadically throughout the year.

Practice Analysis

The practice analysis allows our examinations to accurately reflect job conditions by obtaining a detailed description of actual work performed in the field by EMS providers.

What will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteer opportunities range from submitting job logs, being interviewed, participating in focus groups, and providing feedback on preliminary reports.
How often do these volunteer opportunities happen?
These opportunities happen every 5 years with the next coming up in 2018-2019.

Ready To Participate?

After applying, an National Registry representative will contact you with more information if you’re selected as a volunteer. Please keep in mind that each initiative has room for only a small number of applicants at a time and some initiatives happen every couple of years. So, please don’t panic if you aren’t selected right away!

We value your interest in collaborating with National Registry and look forward to working with you!