The EMT Capstone Exam is administered during EMSP 1160. It is comprehensive to ensure competency of the entire EMT Program learning experience.
The Capstone Exam consists of two parts:
- Successful completion of the MICU internship
- A comprehensive 100-question exam.
Passing both components of the capstone final exam is required to be eligible to receive a DSHS Course Completion Certificate, and to receive a passing grade on EMSP 1160.
- The MICU and Clinical Rotations internship:
- MICU Internship: consists of two to four shifts (24 hours each) on an MICU
- Clinical Rotation internship: consists of four to six shifts (eight to 12 hours each) in a hospital emergency room as assigned by the Clinical Coordinator, for a total of 48 hours.
- The components of the EMT internship evaluated are psychomotor skills, to include patient assessment, non-invasive medical procedures; interaction with patients, public and public servants; timeliness and general performance under stress and other adverse conditions; and documentation.
- Failure of any of the above components may result in failure of the EMT-B internship.
- EMT internship is a continual experience. Should a student fail the internship, the student will be required to re-enroll in EMSP 1160.
- Students who fail the EMT internship will receive a grade of “F” for EMSP 1160 regardless of the score on the written component of the examination.
- Students who fail to complete the EMT internship will have to successfully complete a DSHS‐approved recertification or remedial course before being allowed to repeat/retake EMSP 1160.
- Students needing to re-take EMSP 1160 must do so within six months of the end of internship, or completion of an approved DSHS remedial/refresher/recertification course will be required—at the student’s expense
- The written component: consists of 100 multiple-choice questions
- A minimum grade of 70 percent is required to receive a passing grade.
The student will have two attempts at passing this written exam.
- After the initial attempt, the student will have one retest available before recertification/refresher training is required.
- After the second attempt, a DSHS-approved recertification/remedial course—at student’s expense—must be successfully completed prior to any further attempts.
- Both components of the Capstone Exam MUST BE successfully completed or the student will not receive a DSHS Course Completion Certificate from the BHC-EMT-Basic Program, and will result in a failing grade for EMSP 1160.