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. Consequently, several times a year NREMT gathers a diverse group of EMS professionals from across the nation to collaborate with us in five distinct areas: cognitive exam development, psychomotor exam development, publication and software review, and practice analysis. Each of these initiatives serves as an exciting professional development opportunity for members of the EMS community, with most initiatives providing a unique chance to network with some of the most talented EMS personnel in the nation. Furthermore, each initiative offers first hand insight into NREMT services, products and processes. Consequently, 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 NREMT.

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.
What are the Benefits for volunteering?
  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to get first hand insight into the National EMS examination process.
  • Select initiatives can count towards continuing education credits.
  • For those initiatives that require travel, fully-funded travel packages including food and lodging are provided.
What are the time requirements?
Time requirements can range from 3 to 4 days.
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 NREMT staff.
What are the Benefits for volunteering?
  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to get first hand insight into the National EMS examination process.
  • Select initiatives can count towards continuing education credits.
  • For those initiatives that require travel, fully-funded travel packages including food and lodging are provided.
What are the time requirements?
Time requirements can range from 3 to 4 days.
How often do these volunteer opportunities happen?
Psychomotor exam development volunteer opportunities happen regularly throughout the year.

Publication and Software Review

Reviewing NREMT 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.
What are the Benefits for volunteering?
Volunteers will have the opportunity to have a "sneak peek" at upcoming changes within NREMT, and will become more familiar with NREMT services, processes and goals.
What are the time requirements?
Time requirements can range from 30 minutes to several hours over a few days with some opportunities completed in person and others remotely.
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.
What are the Benefits for volunteering?
  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to get first hand insight into the National EMS examination process, and influence the future of the NREMT test specifications.
  • Select initiatives can count towards continuing education credits.
  • For those initiatives that require travel, fully-funded travel packages including food and lodging are provided.
What are the time requirements?
Time requirements can range from 1 hour to several hours over a few days, to participation in a two-day panel-style meeting with some opportunities completed in person and other remotely.
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 NREMT 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 NREMT and look forward to working with you! Also, as an NREMT volunteer you will receive a bi-annual newsletter with a “Sneak Peek” of what’s happening at NREMT, so stay tuned!