Examinations

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council is the statutory body with responsibility for standards in pre-hospital education and training. We conduct and manage the NQEMT examination process from developing course content, writing examination questions, training and approving examiner panel membership, providing quality oversight at examinations, marking exam papers and issuing examination results and awarding NQEMT.

The legal basis for PHECC's responsibility for the conduct of examinations is the Establishment Order(Statutory Instrument No 109 of 2000)/Amendment Order (S.I. No 575 of 2004). Article 4 states that the functions of Council shall be to:
  • conduct examinations leading to the award of the N.Q.E.M.T. at the level of competence of emergency medical technician, paramedic or advanced paramedic,
  • award the N.Q.E.M.T to such persons as have completed a recognised course in a recognised institution and have passed the relevant examination conducted by the Council pursuant to sub-article (b) of this Article.

If you would like further information on NQEMT examinations select the Practitioner candidate resources tab on the left.

If you would like further information on Responder examinations select the Responder candidate resources tab on the left.




Examiners

PHECC examiner panel members are nominated by a medical or nursing body; a CPG approved pre-hospital emergency care service provider or a Recognised Institution (RI). In addition all members must be on a professional Register for a minimum of 3 years. 

Examination Quality Group

Membership of the Examination Quality Group is confined to members of the PHECC Examiner panel. 

Test Item Writing (TIW) Group 

Members of the TIW group are nominated by a PHECC RI. Criteria for membership include RI faculty staff, holder of an NQEMT qualification and on the PHECC Register for a minimum of 3 years, and a practitioner practicing on behalf of a CPG approved pre-hospital emergency care service provider. 

Examiners

PHECC examiner panel members are nominated by a medical or nursing body; a CPG approved pre-hospital emergency care service provider or a Recognised Institution (RI). In addition all members must be on a professional Register for a minimum of 3 years. 

Examination Quality Group

Membership of the Examination Quality Group is confined to members of the PHECC Examiner panel. 

Test Item Writing (TIW) Group 

Members of the TIW group are nominated by a PHECC RI. Criteria for membership include RI faculty staff, holder of an NQEMT qualification and on the PHECC Register for a minimum of 3 years, and a practitioner practicing on behalf of a CPG approved pre-hospital emergency care service provider. 

Examiners

PHECC examiner panel members are nominated by a medical or nursing body; a CPG approved pre-hospital emergency care service provider or a Recognised Institution (RI). In addition all members must be on a professional Register for a minimum of 3 years. 

Examination Quality Group

Membership of the Examination Quality Group is confined to members of the PHECC Examiner panel. 

Test Item Writing (TIW) Group 

Members of the TIW group are nominated by a PHECC RI. Criteria for membership include RI faculty staff, holder of an NQEMT qualification and on the PHECC Register for a minimum of 3 years, and a practitioner practicing on behalf of a CPG approved pre-hospital emergency care service provider.