EMS Testing & Training


BLS Psychomotor Exam 


Chester County DES Field Services Division offers BLS Psychomotor Exam on 3rd Saturday of every month and are subject to change if our primary facility is not available.

All exams start at 08, with an optional 2nd group starting at 12, and will run until candidates have all been through initial testing.
All exams are scheduled to be held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA.
Our exams are limited to 40 candidates maximum, 12 candidates minimum.

Same day retesting opportunities will be determined the day of the exam and are not guaranteed.

Candidate Registration


All candidates, including those seeking to retest, must register online at destraining.chesco.org. Candidates taking their initial exam must be confirmed as test eligible by their EMS Educational Institute no later than 5 business days prior to the exam date. Candidates seeking to retest who originally tested in another EMS Region must provide a copy of their original exam results form to the Field Services Division prior to the exam. Candidates NOT confirmed will be dropped from the eligibility list and will be replaced by candidates on the wait list if applicable.
All candidates MUST have completed all applicable course registration paperwork. Any candidate who has indicated a positive reply to section B of the Emergency Medical Services Provider Certification Application must have received clearance from the PA Dept. of Health-Bureau of EMS prior to testing.

Inquiries specific to BLS testing should be directed to:
Ernie Powell: epowell@chesco.org / 610-344-5039 (primary) OR
John Engle: jengle@chesco.org / 610-344-5068 (secondary)


EMT, 1st Responder & CPR Classes

Are offered by:
Goodfellowhship Ambulance and Training Institute -- www.goodfellowship.com or 610-431-3132
Emergency Training Associates, Inc. -- www.emergencytraining.pro or 484-639-5206
Uwchlan Ambulance Corps Training Institute -- www.station87.com or 610-363-1067 Ext 3
Twin Valley EMT Training Center -- www.tvemttraining.com or 601-901-3373