CSEMS Pearson VUE Testing Facility Temporarily Reopened with Increased Hours: Begins Monday, March 23, 2020

CSEMS has Temporarily Reopened our Pearson VUE Testing Facility.

After further discussions with the Virginia Office of EMS, we recognize the the limitations of testing throughout Virginia due to precautions with COVID-19, and the potential increased demand for providers in the near future. As such, CSEMS will temporarily re-open our Pearson VUE testing facility with additional precautions.

In order to fulfill CDC guidelines, there will be a maximum of two (2) testers within the testing facility at one time. The testing center will open a minimum of two (2) days per week, Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. This is a fluid situation, and may change based on governmental directives. Please visit our website regularly for updates. We will continue to re-evaluate daily.


The scheduling process remains the same. Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Registered with NREMT and received an Authorization to Test letter.
  2. Been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and
  3. Paid an examination authorization fee to NREMT.

When you receive your Authorization to Test letter, carefully review the information to ensure it is accurate. If any of the information is incorrect, or if the information has changed, please contact the National Registry at 614-888-4484.


First time test takers who wish to schedule online must create a Pearson VUE Web account. When creating your account and scheduling your test, you will need your NREMT Candidate ID from the Authorization to Test letter NREMT sent you. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

Please Note: You will not be permitted to test if you are showing any signs or symptoms of being sick, or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. You will be required to attest to these criteria, and may be required to undergo additional screening criteria upon arrival.

Current Available Days & Times:

Every Monday and Thursday
Starting Monday, March 23 through April 30, 2020
9:00am – 5:00pm

Available dates and time slots will be shown online when registering.