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Fisdap (EMS-Paramedic Program Assessment)

The Fisdap exam is only available to take during the Spring Semester and at the CNM Main campus Assessment office; for exact dates please contact the office (505) 224-3243. The Fisdap exam is required for students entering the EMS-Paramedic Program and must be completed before submitting a Pre-Registration Screening Form for the Paramedic Program.

The Fisdap exam is a specific diagnostic tool for the paramedicine field. It assesses students’ readiness to enter the Paramedic program in the following areas:

Areas Tested:

  • Personality Inventory
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Math
  • EMT (Knowledge, Application, and Problem Solving

About the Fisdap Exam

  • The exam fee is $24.00 for two attempts (payable at the time of the exam)
  • Textbooks, notebooks, paper and children are not allowed in the testing lab
  • Scratch paper is provided and will be collected
  • Students may retest after 24 hours
  • The exam is given no later than 2 hours prior to closing
  • The exam is given only at the CNM Main Assessment Center (SSC-204)

Testing Requirements

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Credit card, Debit card or Pre-paid card for $24 fee

 Fisdap Scores

  • Fisdap scores are valid for 1 year
  • No minimum scores required, but all prospective EMS students must take the exam.

Results are sent directly to the CNM EMS Department and after the exam students can access their accounts through