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This year at the annual EMS Today conference, NEMSMA will be providing its credentialing examinations for Supervisory (SPO), Managerial (MPO) and Executive (Fellow) level Paramedic Officer certifications. These are the only EMS officer credentials that adhere to the NEMSMA national standardized comprehensive competencies, accepted by the industry across the country. The written tests will be given on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the conference venue in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, at National Harbor, Maryland. Candidates must submit a completed application and provide all supporting documentation no later than January 8th, 2019 through NEMSMA’s web site at .

NEMSMA will also be providing instructional courses to familiarize applicants with the format of the examinations, during EMS Today’s Co-Located Events workshop day on February 19th, 2019. These courses review the 7 Pillars of EMS Officer Competency knowledge in a scenario-based format.  They include a review of the Officers’ written examination format and style, providing an explanation of how to interpret the questions and the critical thinking process to use in selecting answers. For those testing to Manager or Executive certification, a review of the required Oral Boards examination will be provided. And, for the Executive Officer candidates, a description and scoring explanation for the required “portfolio” submission, will be provided. Completed applications are NOT necessary to be eligible to participate in these instructional courses. Those interested may sign up for these instructional courses also at .

Isn’t it time to join the elite group of men and women across America who have attained the distinction of national accreditation by NEMSMA as a credentialed Paramedic Officer? These certifications advertise to the entire industry that those who have become credentialed have proven their knowledge and competence as EMS officers.

NEMSMA is a professional association of EMS leaders dedicated to the discovery, development, and promotion of excellence in leadership and management in EMS systems, regardless of EMS system model, organizational structure or agency affiliation.