TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND EMERGENT STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.530 EMT TESTING


 

Section 515.530  EMT Testing

 

a)         All EMT-B candidates shall hold a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and be 18 years of age or older to be tested for licensure.

 

b)         After completion of an approved training program, candidates shall take a written examination. EMT-B and EMT-P candidates shall have the choice of taking either the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination or the Department's examination.  The Department's examination is based on the United States Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum and is equivalent to the National Registry Examination.

 

c)         The Department or its designee will administer the State written examination for EMT-B and EMT-P licensure and for EMT-I licensure when the State examination is available.  Candidates who elect to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination in lieu of the State examination shall be responsible for making their own arrangements with the National Registry.

 

d)         A failure rate per class of 25 percent or greater on the licensure examination shall require that the particular training program be reevaluated by the Department at least 60 days before the start of the next class.

 

e)         The candidate shall take a refresher course in alignment with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination retest policy if he/she fails to achieve a passing grade on two successive examinations within 12 months after sitting for the examination for the first time.

 

f)         When a candidate elects to take the State examination or the National Registry's examination, the candidate shall pass that particular testing procedure.  A candidate will not be allowed to take the alternate examination after failure to achieve a passing grade.

 

g)         Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.

 

(Source:  Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 7128, effective May 13, 2013)