EMT Application Process and Fee Payment
To be awarded the NQEMT at EMT level a candidate must successfully complete a two component examination:
1) NQEMT - EMT Assessment: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) computer based examination and 2) a practical skills assessment: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
MCQ Exam Application
The candidate must complete an online exam application via the exam portal, ensure that it is certified by the training provider and submitted electronically via the exam portal. The application form, with the examination fee and photo ID, must be submitted to PHECC no later than the deadline published in the PHECC Examination Calendar. (all documents are available to the right of this page).
- Failure to submit a fully-completed application form will result in the application being refused.
- By submitting the application form in full you are verifying that all sections of the exam handbook have been read and understood and that he/she is committed to abiding by the terms and conditions.
- On receipt of the application form PHECC will issue each candidate with an authorisation email which will include a unique examination/eligibility number, together with an MCQ guide. This will normally involve a five (5) business day turnaround period.
- If applying for special considerations see candidate handbook.
The candidate must submit the appropriate fee according to the current schedule of fees for the NQEMT exam. Payment has to be made as part of online booking with TestReach to ensure the booking transaction is completed. Exam Fees are paid directly to PHECC upon submitting an application. This fee is non-refundable or non-transferable.
Candidate MCQ Test Booking
On receipt of the authorisation email candidates can commence online booking with TestReach through the email link sent to them.
The MCQ exam will be available to eligible candidates to undertake the exam remotely. Candidates wishing to apply to take the exam in a test centre, must indicate same when submitting their application to PHECC. These spaces are limited to a Dublin Test Centre, (one date every 3 months).
Candidates should ensure that there are five (5) full business days between the date of booking and the date of taking the exam.
- The contact number for TestReach is 353 (0)1 6991385
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the successful completion of the MCQ, candidates will be notified by email, of the date, time and location of the next available OSCE.
All candidates are required to attend their scheduled OSCE/MCQ examination. Candidates who fail to attend will forfeit their exam attempt and will be required to reapply in full with full examination fee. Candidates may be excused from attending exams due to extenuating circumstances only (family bereavement, hospitalisation etc.) with prove of medical certificate outlining same. Candidates who provide satisfying evidence of extenuating circumstances will not be considered unsuccessful in their examination and may reapply in full to repeat the next available examination. Please refer to the candidate handbook for further details. Examination fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. Candidates are required to submit a fee with each application .
Candidates applying for repeat OSCEs must submit their application via the online exam portal, together with the appropriate fee (via PayPal), no later than twenty days (4 weeks) prior to the OSCE date published in the exam calendar.
NQEMT EMT OSCE Exam Dates
In line with the NQEMT Handbook, the first 100 candidates to successfully complete their MCQ examination prior to the closing date (listed on the examination calendar) will be accommodated on the next upcoming OSCE.
All remaining eligible candidates will be assigned to the following OSCE date (usually quarterly exams).
EMT MCQ Examinations
Results for the MCQ examination will be available by
email. Results are expressed as percentages awarded
(usually within 24 hours), using the email provided by
the candidate on the NQEMT application form. The pass
mark for the EMT MCQ is 80%.
EMT OSCE Examinations
Results for OSCEs will issue via email within twenty five (25) business days of the OSCE by the PHECC
examinations officer. Results will be expressed as and
overall results of pass/fail.
The pass mark for each
EMT OSCE is 80%.
Results for the MCQ examination will be available by logging into your TestReach account after the exam. Results for the MCQ
examination, expressed as percentages awarded, will
be emailed to each candidate as soon as possible after
the completion of the MCQ exam (allow up to 5 business days), using the email provided by the candidate on
the NQEMT application form.
The pass mark for the
EMT MCQ is 80%.
Paramedic OSCE Examinations
Results issue via email within
twenty-five (25) business days of the OSCE. Results are expressed an overall results of pass/fail.
Paramedic SWA Examinations
Results for the SWA examination will emailed to each
candidate within twenty-five (25) business days after
the completion of the SWA exam, using the email
provided by the candidate. Results will be expressed
as percentages awarded. The pass mark for the
Paramedic SWA examination is 70%.
Candidate exam results may be shared with their RI with
permission from the candidate (this permission is an
opt in/opt out permission box on the candidate exam
NQEMT certificates will be awarded to successful
candidates within twenty-five (25) business days
of the results being issued.
Viewings and Rechecks
Following NQEMT examinations unsuccessful
candidates can be facilitated with a viewing and or a
recheck. Applications for viewings and rechecks must
be made , using the NQEMT Viewing and
Recheck Application option by logging onto your PHECC Exam Portal and apply to the PHECC
• Viewings - applications must be received to PHECC within ten (10) business days of
receipt of results.
• Rechecks - applications must be received to PHECCnwithin twenty-five (25) business
days of receipt of results.
Candidates must submit the appropriate fee, details
are outlined in the current schedule of fees. Once the
appointment as been made, these fees are no longer
Payment can be made through PayPal, payable to
the Pre-Hospital Emergency Council.
On receipt of an application and the appropriate fee: The candidate will be contacted with a
or The recheck process will be organised by the
PHECC examinations officer.
The following information will be provided to
candidates at the viewing session:
• MCQs: A printed report of incorrectly
answered questions is provided to the
• OSCE: A printed report of the unsuccessful
OSCE stations is provided to the candidate.
A recheck is the process whereby you ask for your
exam to be remarked (SWA). In relation to MCQs, the examinations officer will request that a recheck of marks awarded to candidate is conducted, provided to PHECC by the service provider, with
verification provided. The examinations officer will validate the marks received and ensure that the answer
matrix was fully and properly applied. A recheck of the MCQ does not provide a review of the questions provided to the candidate on the exam day. You can apply for a recheck
without carrying out a viewing. However, it is highly
recommended that you view your script before you
apply for a recheck.
Rechecks apply to MCQs and SWAs.
MCQs -The examinations officer will request that a recheck of
marks is conducted, with verification
OSCE -The examinations officer will recheck the marks
awarded where correctly applied on unsuccessful
SWAs - Rechecks of SWA scripts will be carried out by a PHECC
examiner who will independently review and remark
Rechecks will be conducted in accordance
with Council Policy for Viewing and Rechecks.
Candidates are required to read the NQEMT
Examination Handbook before initiating a viewing
and/or recheck of an exam.