Welcome to the International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC) examination portal. 

The IBSC provides a standardized approach to competency validation that relies on a single, independent, profession-based and collaborative Board from the paramedic community.  The IBSC examinations for Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C®), Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C®) Certified Tactical Paramedic (TP-C®), Certified Tactical Responder (TR-C®), Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C®) and Certified Medical Transport Safety Professional (MTSP-C) examinations are well established and have become a recognized standard for competency by providers around the world.  The IBSC offers the only specialty examination process of its kind for professionals working in critical care, tactical and austere environments.  Currently, there are nearly 10,000 IBSC certified providers in one of the six specialty designations. 

IBSC offers the following three testing methods:

  1. Computer Based Testing (CBT) (only available at Prometric Testing Centers)
  2. Onsite at a specific location (e.g. a conference or sponsored test site) delivered in traditional pencil/paper format or IBSC-Mobile Exam Delivery (MED) delivered via laptop computer.
  3. ProProctor™ (Remote Live Proctoring) Utilizes your internet enabled computer, camera, and microphone.  Confirm your computer meets these requirements here by performing a system check prior to scheduling your examination . 

Eligibility

Follow this link to review eligibility requirementsAll candidates must complete their application on the IBSC website and upload the required documentation before eligibility is approved. All candidates must register on the IBSC website - start the examination registration process here

Once your eligibility is approved, you will receive an e-mail confirmation to use when scheduling the examination on the Prometric site. 

Scheduling your Examination

  1. To schedule in a Prometric Testing Center – select the CBT option to take the examination in a test center.
  2. To schedule a ProProctor examination – select the option to test remotely proctored exams.
  3. To schedule an onsite examination, select the testing event from the “IBSC & BCCTPC TESTING EVENTS” list where you plan to sit for the examination.

Rescheduling Exams

If you find that you must reschedule your examination appointment (date and/or time), go to the Prometric website and use the reschedule/cancel option– To avoid a rescheduling fee you must reschedule at least 30 days or more before your originally scheduled examination appointment.

Rescheduling fees will apply as follows:

  • More than thirty (30) days from your appointment date – no change fees apply
  • Twenty-nine (29) to five (5) days prior to your appointment date – a $100 rescheduling or cancellation fee applies

If four (4) or less days prior to your appointment – you must:

  • First, cancel your appointment on-line with Prometric
  • Then contact the IBSC at +1.770.978.4400 to reschedule.  You must cancel with Prometric prior to contacting the IBSC.
  • A $100 rescheduling or cancellation fee will apply.

On the day of your examination appointment:

For CBT testing – report to the Prometric Assessment Center and look for the signs indicating Prometric Assessment Center Check-In. IF YOU ARRIVE MORE THAN 30 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED TESTING TIME YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Please ensure you have adequate time to meet all social distancing requirements.

To gain admission to the Assessment Center, you must present acceptable photo identification.  Identification must be valid and include your current name, signature, and photo. Your name on the identification card and your IBSC account must be exactly the same to avoid rejection at the testing center. Acceptable examples include a current:

  1. driver’s license
  2. government issued identification card
  3. current passport
  4. military identification card

You are prohibited from misrepresenting your identity or falsifying information to obtain admission to the Assessment Center.

For Pro-ProctorTM testing – Ensure your computer and internet connectivity meet the requirements outlined in your confirmation letter by performing a system check here. 

Sign into the ProProctorTM portal at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appoint time at https://rpcandidate.prometric.com/

To gain admission to ProProctorTM you must present acceptable photo identification.  Identification must be valid and include your current name, signature, and photo. Your name on the identification card and your IBSC account must be exactly the same to avoid rejection at the testing center. Acceptable examples include a current:

  1. driver’s license
  2. government issued identification card
  3. current passport
  4. military identification card

You are prohibited from misrepresenting your identity or falsifying information to obtain admission to the Assessment Center.

For Onsite testing – report to the testing room at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled test time and check in with the proctor.  IF YOU ARRIVE MORE THAN 30 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED TESTING TIME YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Please ensure you have adequate time to meet all social distancing requirements.

The proctor will require acceptable photo identification.  Identification must be valid and include your current name, signature, and photo. Your name on the identification card and your IBSC account must be exactly the same to avoid rejection at the testing center. Acceptable examples include a current:

  1. driver’s license
  2. government issued identification card
  3. current passport
  4. military identification card

You are prohibited from misrepresenting your identity or falsifying information to obtain admission to the testing center.

Important Test Day Reminders

  • Examinations are proprietary. No cameras, notes, tape recorders, personal electronic devices, pagers or cellular phones are allowed in the testing room.
  • No guests, visitors or family members are allowed in the testing room or reception areas.
  • All personal items will be placed in a locker and will not be accessible during the examination.
  • Review your Appointment Confirmation email sent by Prometric to confirm your appointment time and confirmation number. The confirmation number is required to launch your test remotely – this is a different number than your eligibility ID.
  • Arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to meet local social distancing and check-in procedures
  • For ProProctor, log in at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow for software checks.
  • Review driving directions where applicable. Allow sufficient travel time, including traffic, parking, locating the test center, and checking in. Depending on the location of the testing facility, additional parking fees may apply. Prometric does not have the ability to validate parking.

The IBSC encourages you to review the Candidate Handbooks for examination content outlines, sample questions, and scheduling and cancellation policies.  The handbooks are linked here:  

To get started, simply select the appropriate icon at the top of this page.  

To learn more about the IBSC or for specific information about any of our board certification examinations, please visit the IBSC website at www.IBSCertifications.org.  

if you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the IBSC at help@IBSC.org or by calling +1 (770)-978-4400.

Contacts By Location

Americas
Locations Contact Open Hours Description
United States
Mexico
Canada
1-800-853-6764
Asia Pacific
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India
+91-124-4147700
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-5:30 pm GMT +05:30
Australia
Philippines
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand
Malaysia
New Zealand
Indonesia
+603-76283333
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00
China
+86-10-82345674, +86-10-61957801 (fax)
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Korea +1566-0990
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00
EMEA - Europe, Middle East, Africa
Locations Contact Open Hours Description
Europe +31-320-239-540
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-6:00 pm CET
Middle East +31-320-239-530
Sub-sahara Africa +31-320-239-593
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-6:00 pm CET