National Credential
Credential: Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C)  NCCA resource
Credentialing Agency: International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)

The Flight Paramedic-Certified (FP-C) credential is an advanced level certification focused on the knowledge level of accomplished, experienced paramedics currently associated with a Flight and /or Critical Care Transport Team(s). The candidate is expected to maintain a significant knowledge of current ACLS, PALS, NRP, and ITLS/PHTLS standards. Candidates must have a current paramedic license and are recommended to have 3-4 years of experience in a critical care, air transport, community or tactical environment. Candidates must pass a 135-question written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 4 years

Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C)

The following Navy Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

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Enlisted Naval Special Warfare/Reconnaissance Medic Out of Rate Assignment some  Navy Bucks    

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Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will most likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This Credential has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. Note that to be eligible for Navy funded credentials, you must have demonstrated competency and experience towards the credential being sought. This credential may require additional work to fully meet competency and experience requirements.

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Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite: current unrestricted paramedic license
  • Experience: 3 years recommended
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 4 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)
4835 Riveredge Cove
Snellville, GA  30039
Phone: (770) 978-4400
Fax: (678) 261-1895
Contact Page

Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C)

Candidates must hold a current unrestricted paramedic license in the state or country of practice.

It is recommended that candidates have at least 3 years of experience in a busy ALS system and are expected to maintain a significant knowledge of current ACLS, PALS, NALS and ITLS/PHTSL standards.

Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C)

  • Trauma Management (10%)
  • Aircraft Fundamentals, Safety and Survival (11%)
  • Flight Physiology (6%)
  • Advanced Airway Management Techniques (9%)
  • Neurological Emergencies (6%)
  • Critical Cardiac Patient (14%)
  • Respiratory Patient (6%)
  • Toxic Exposures (2%)
  • Obstetrical Emergencies (3%)
  • Neonates (4%)
  • Pediatric (7%)
  • Burn Patients (4%)
  • General Medical Patient (13%)
  • Environmental (5%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C)

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Recertification requires a current unrestricted paramedic license in the state or country of practice and completion of 100 contact hours of Continuing Education.