The recognition of a Critical Care Paramedic in Tennessee has been established by the Emergency Medical Services Board as a skill set above that received in the Initial Paramedic Training. The Emergency Medical Services Board has identified a scope of practice for the Critical Care Paramedic in Tennessee. Critical Care Paramedic Modules were designed to create continuity within Critical Care Paramedic Training in Tennessee to ensure all programs were consistent with the overall terminal objective – a competent safe and efficient Critical Care Paramedic capable of practicing within the Scope of Practice identified within the Emergency Medical Services Rules and Regulations. The committee members felt it necessary to both identify and assess these objectives that must be met in every program. The Critical Care Paramedic certification exam was developed to further ensure this consistency and continuity of all Critical Care Paramedics within the State of Tennessee.
Overview of the Exam
The Critical Care Paramedic Certification Exam was developed by subject matter experts in the field of emergency medical services and psychometrics. The exam is divided by module and questions are linked directly to the Scope of Practice and Teaching modules identified as important by the Tennessee Department of Health Emergency Medical Services.
To be eligible to take the exam, you must have completed a State Approved Critical Care Program. Exams are scheduled through the Office of Emergency Medical Services Regional Consultant and are administered once a month. Contact your Regional EMS Consultant for Exam Dates.
Deadlines for the Exam
Exam applications must be received by Morris & McDaniel no later than two weeks before scheduled exam date.
Register for the Critical Care Paramedic Exam
The cost of the exam is $80, payable by Visa, Mastercard, money order, PayPal or personal check.
This exam fee should be paid when registering with Morris & McDaniel.
Morris & McDaniel offers several ways to register.
- To Register online click here. (Have your information and credit card ready)
- Download an application (click here).
Mail your application and check or money order to the following address:
Morris & McDaniel Scoring Center
741 North Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Please make check payable to Morris & McDaniel.
Or Call Toll-Free (888) 403-3577 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. (Have your information and credit card ready to purchase the exam over the telephone.)
Prepare for the Exam
After registering for the exam, you will have access to the Critical Care Paramedic Certification Exam Candidate Handbook. This handbook will help you prepare for the examination process. It includes the following information:
- Sample questions
- Tips for taking the exam
- Sample feedback report