First Responder Certification Exam Study Guide, Test Preparation & Practice Test

This written exam covers 6 areas, Airway and Breathing (17%), Cardiology (17%), Trauma (17%), Medical (16%), Obstetrics and Pediatrics (16%), and Operations (17%). 

The practical exam covers 7 areas, Trauma assessment and Management, Bleeding control and shock management, upper Airway Adjuncts and Suction, Mouth-to-Mask Ventilation, Infant CPR, and Unresponsive Adult Obstructed Airway. 

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Pilot Questions.  Included in the questions, are 'pilot' questions, which don't count toward your final score, but may be used in future exams.   It is impossible to tell a pilot question from the questions that will count toward your final score.  

Passing Grade.  There is no benchmark percent for passing or failing.  You must demonstrate competency in the material covered.   Generally, with CAT exams, the highly qualified candidates and poorly qualified candidates finish right away.   Part of the CAT process is to test individual competency based on your answers so high and low candidates can be identified immediately. 

Study Guide

Complete First Responder study guide prepared by a dedicated team of expert researchers.


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First Responder Study Guide & Practice Test

First Responder Flash Cards and Practice Test Questions

270 professional quality flash cards, prepared by our team of exam researchers, covering all the major concepts.  Includes sample questions.

First Responder Flash Cards & Practice Test

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