Take a test

Students cannot schedule secure exams—this is an instructor-only permission. The Secure Testing exams are password-protected, and we require an instructor to proctor these exams to students. Students may not take our secure exams in an unsupervised setting.

If you’re a student wishing to take an exam without a proctor, we recommend you use Study Tools—an independent account that give students access to non-secure practice exams. These practice exams do not need to be scheduled. You can take them at your leisure.
 

Find your results

Once you finish taking an exam, your results should be available to you instantly.

To view your results:

  1. Go to the Learning Center.
  2. Click on the Scores link.

You’ll see a list of all the tests you’ve taken.

Click on the score percentage to view more details, including your Learning Prescription.

 

Prepare for a Fisdap exam

Fisdap exams are uniquely designed to assess your knowledge and critical thinking ability. Questions are constructed by instructors across the country and reviewed by subject matter experts as well as a board certified Emergency Physician. After you finish the exam, we hope you will come away with a good sense of what you mastered or areas for improvement. Please take advantage of the instructions below.

Knowing the information in your textbook will build a great foundation for what the Fisdap exams will require you to do: apply the knowledge and think critically to solve real life EMS problems. We want to prepare you for your national or state certification exam.

We recommend completing the workbook that comes with the textbook your class is using. Additionally, we follow current American Heart Association guidelines. We also encourage you to utilize Fisdap’s Study Tools . It allows you to practice your test-taking skills on similar constructed test and quizzes.

There are typically 3 types of questions Fisdap uses when we construct an exam. Understanding the construction will help increase your success.

  1. You should… Questions that end in “You should” are asking you to apply knowledge treat a patient as you would in the field. You should select the best treatment option available from the choices given. If you are having trouble picking the best answer because more than one option seems “right,” imagine that there is a “next,” “first, or “most importantly” at the end of this type of question. Our examples: “You should next,” or “You should most important,” or “You should first.”

  2. You should suspect… Questions that end in “You should suspect” are asking you to suspect underlying problems or conditions that are described in the question. Think of the condition that is the most life. You should suspect the most dangerous condition.

  3. The most likely cause is… Questions that end in “The most likely cause” are asking you to think about the most probable cause or condition based on the symptoms. In this type of question you are NOT being asked about what might be the worst possible problem, but rather the most likely.


You may not be used to seeing these types of critical thinking questions on exams, so here are some key test-taking tips to help you out:

  • Read the question completely and imagine what you should do to take care of the patient. Do this before you look at the possible answers.

  • Read the possible answers completely and consider the BEST answer (since there maybe more than one plausible choice, it is best not to think of the "correct" one.)

  • Once you have read the entire question and all possible answers, pick the one you feel is best. Many times your first guess will be the correct one.

  • During the test, if your instructor allows, we encourage you to write down (on a blank piece of paper) words you do not know and concepts you did not understand so that you can review them afterward.

  • The questions are shuffled, so don’t get discouraged if you hit some hard questions right away.

 

Unit exams vs. Testing vs. Study Tools

Unit exams refers to Fisdap's series of secure exams, which are 75 questions long.  We have six unit exams--Airway, Cardiology, Medical, OB/Peds, Operations, and Trauma. An instructor must proctor this exam to you, so you cannot take these tests on your own.

Testing refers to our secure comprehensive exams, which are 200 questions long. An instructor must proctor this exam to you, so you cannot take these tests on your own.

Study Tools is an independent account available to students for practice. Study Tools has unit quizzes and a comprehensive practice exam. Study Tools does not require an instructor to proctor the tests, so you can take these tests on yoru own.

 

 

Unit Exam Study Guides

Click the PDF icons below to download Study Guides that detail the topics that are covered in each of our Unit Exams.

 EMTParamedic
Airway
Medical
Operations
Cardiology
OB/Peds
Trauma

 

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