How To Schedule for your NREMT Cognitive (written) Exam - please visit


National Registry ALSc Practical Testing Dates Available

The next scheduled AEMT/NREMT-P practical exam is TBD.

Contact Todd Nicholson for availability at the Pittsburgh area examinations at 412-494-5581 or tnicholson@emswest.org

Students in the 16 counties of our region that need to complete a Rescue exam (for BVR and SVR) can do so at EMS West’s office. 

Students MUST:

  • Pre-register with EMS West (412.242.7322 or 814.834.9212 and push 1 for education)
    • You must speak to and confirm with an Education Specialist to schedule a written test. You must provide your name, telephone number and the name of the education institute you are enrolled through (or the 7 digit class number of your class). You will not be permitted to test without a reservation.
  • Provide
    • Name
    • Course number and name of Education Institute - NOT location of the class
    • Date course was finished (month, day and year)
    • Phone number

When you arrive day of the exam you must have

  • Government Photo ID
  • 2 number pencils

Exams are not scored and not processed at EMS West, please allow 3-4 weeks for results. Exams attempts must be within one (1) year of completion of the class.

Register for exams at EMS West by email jstrasbaugh@emswest.org  YOU MUST SCHEDULE AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE


These tests are for the Western portion of Pennsylvania. Please note that the 2019 schedule only includes the counties in EMS West. We have not received testing dates from EMMCO West, Seven Mountains or Southern Alleghenies Regional EMS Councils. Candidates in the EMS West region receive priority for open seats; candidates from other regions should contact their Regional EMS Council for test dates.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for EMR, EMT, PHRN, PHPE and PHP candidates

                                  Basic Life Support (BLS) For EMR, EMT, PHRN, PHPE and PHP candidates  
DATE START Time Location #Seats Available Application Deadline Contact


               ALS & AEMT PSYCHOMOTOR EXAMS       
08/01/2020 0900 Elk County 911 Center 4 07/01/2020 814.781.3343

Here is the CURRENT Update for Pearson Vue sites in and around our region (updated 10/01/2019)


Pearson Professional Center Pittsburgh East 1500 Ardmore Blvd, Suite 401 Digital Place Office Complex Pittsburgh PA 15221 412-371-9935

Pearson Professional Center Pittsburgh West 2 Penn Center Blvd, Building 2, Suite 109 Pittsburgh PA 15276 412-494-5146

Pearson Professional Center Washington 95 West Beau Street Suite 106 Washington PA 15301 412-494-5146

Laurel Business Institute  18 North Beeson Blvd  Uniontown PA  15401  724-439-4900

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 201 Pratt Drive 107 Pratt Hall Indiana PA 15705 724-357-4994

West Virginia Northern Community College  1704 Market Street  Wheeling WV  26003  304-214-8969

Southern Alleghenies EMS Council  3013 Beale Ave  Suite B101  Altoona PA  16601  814-201-2265

Belmont College 68094 Hammon Road Clairsville OH 43950 740-699-3882

Pearson Professional Center Morgantown 150 Clay Street Jackson & Kelly Bldg Suite 420 Morgantown WV 26505 304-284-0491

PA Highlands Community College 101 Community College Way Johnstown PA 15904 814-262-6451

Citynet LLC  100 Citynet Drive  Bridgeport WV  26330  304-848-5400

Allegany College of Maryland  12401 Willowbrooj Rd, SE  Con Bldg  Room CE15  Cumberland MD  21502  301-471-2332

Clarion University of Pennsylvania South 840 Wood Street - Stevens Hall SE Annex Room 5 Clarion PA 16214 814-393-2105

Pierpont Community & Technical College 320 Adams Street, Suite G01 Center for Workforce Education Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

Mineral County Technical Center 600 Harley Staggers Dr Keyser, West Virginia 26726  304-788-4240

Mahoning County CTC  7300 N Palmyra Rd  Canfield OH  44406  330-729-4100

Belmont College 120 Fox Shannon Place St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron 4 Erie Ave., Suite 200 St Marys, Pennsylvania 15857  814-781-3437

Potter County Education Council  219 Edison Bates Drive  Port Allegany PA  16743  814-545-1333

Warren Forest Higher Ed Council  589 Hospital Drive  Suite F  Warren PA  16365  814-723-3222

Central PA Institute of Science  540 N Harrison Road  Pleasant Gap  PA  16823

Pearson Professional Center - Erie  3123 West 12th Street  Suite D  Erie PA  16505


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