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Welcome to the International Board of Specialty Certification (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 paramedicine community.  The IBSC examinations for Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C®), Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C®), Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C®), Certified Tactical Paramedic (TP-C®), and the Certified Tactical Responder (TR-C) examinations are well established and have become the 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 specialty providers. 

IBSC offers the following three testing methods:

  1. Computer Based Testing (CBT) – only available at Prometric Testing Centers.
  2. Onsite at specific locations (e.g. educational conferences or sponsored test sites) delivered in traditional Paper Pencil Based Testing (PBT) or IBSC-Mobile Exam Delivery (MED) delivered via laptop computer.
  3. ProProctor™ – Remote Live Proctoring (RPT) – utilizes your internet connected 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 confirmed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation to use when scheduling the examination on the Prometric site. 

Scheduling your Examination

  1. To schedule a computer-based exam at a Prometric Testing Center – select the CBT option to take the examination in a test center.
  2. To schedule a ProProctor remote examination – select the option – 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 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 more than 30 days 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 the exam.  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 Remote Testing (RPT) – Ensure your computer and internet connectivity meet the requirements outlined in your confirmation letter by performing a system check here.  ProProctor only works with the Chrome browser.  You must download and use Chrome for the exam. 

Download the ProProctor App.

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

On the day of your exam, please make sure you allow 15 minutes to prepare your testing environment. When you are comfortably sitting at your workstation go to the Prometric ProProctor site at https://rpcandidate.prometric.com/ and launch your exam.

When logging into to ProProctorTM platform, you must present acceptable photo identification to the Prometric Readiness Agent.  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 PBT or MED 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.
  • For CBT testing – 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.
  • 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.
  • For ProProctor remote testing, log in at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow for software checks.

 

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.

https://proscheduler.prometric.com/scheduling/testInformation

 

Schedule Appointment

How to Document Eligibility

You must have applied for your examination with the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC) prior to scheduling your testing appointment at a Prometric Testing Center.  Please carefully review the information contained in your Confirmation Notice.  If any of the information is incorrect or if the information has changed, please contact IBSC at help@ibsc.org or by calling +1.770.978.4400.

Scheduling Online

To schedule an examination online, you must provide an e-mail address. Prometric will send you an e-mail confirming your appointment. 

Special Testing Accommodations

Should any special testing accommodations be required, please contact the IBSC at help@ibsc.org or by calling +1.770.978.4400.

What to Bring to the Testing Center?

You are required to present one valid, government-issued photo ID with a signature (e.g., driver’s license or passport).  The identification document must be in Latin characters and contain your photograph and signature.

You are very limited in what you can take with you into a testing room.  All other personal items must be placed in a locker for test security purposes.  Please limit what you bring to the testing center.  Calculators and scratch paper are provided.

Passing the Examination

You can download your certificate from your IBSC account page within 3 days of your exam.  You will then receive your lapel pin and patch within three weeks of passing the examination.  A frameable certificate and wallet card, along with information for certificate framing, will be sent from our partners at The Award Group.

Failing the Examination

If you are unsuccessful in passing the examination, a score report will be available immediately after testing.  You may request to retest the examination you failed after thirty (30) calendar days.  This thirty (30) calendar day rule applies to retesting the same examination.  You may attempt any other exam before thirty (30) days (e.g. if you fail the FP-C examination, you can register tomorrow for the CCP-C examination).   Full registration fee applies.

Reschedule/Cancel Policy

If you wish to change your examination date, time, or testing center location, you must do so 30 or more days prior to your appointment using the Reschedule/Cancel option on this website or by contacting Prometric's automated voice response system at: (800) 462-8669 (in North America) or by contacting Prometric's Regional Registration Center (outside North America).  Website cancellation is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no charge for changing an appointment within the same testing window if the change is made more than 30 days prior to your appointment.  There will be a fee for changing your appointment, canceling an examination date and/or changing exam type (i.e. switching from FP-C to CCP-C) if less than 30 days from your appointment.  See the IBSC Candidate Handbook for specific fees.  For IBSC cancellation/reschedule policies, refer to the following Candidate Handbooks:

new, complete registration and examination fee are required to reapply for examination.  All examination candidates will adhere to the IBSC rules and acknowledge the IBSC disciplinary process that affords everyone due process.

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