Please note, content on this page of the website does not yet reflect the College’s transition into the Health Professions Act (HPA) legislation. As changes are implemented, new  departmental content will be added.

Ensure you have reviewed the 2016 Examination Rules and Regulations.

  1. The Alberta College of Paramedics Provincial Examination is highly confidential. All exam content is the property of the College, and unauthorized disclosure is prohibited by law.
  2. The College has a Zero Tolerance for Abuse policy. Any display of profanity, aggressive behaviour or excessive argumentation of instructions, policy or results will not be tolerated, and can result in forfeiture of exam, exam results, and exam fees paid. All candidates will be held responsible for professional conduct at all times.
  3. Candidates suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or to be in possession of any type of weapon, will forfeit the exam in its entirety, including exam fees paid.
  4. Communication devices of any type are not permitted at any time during the exam. This includes cellular phones, computers or any device that is capable of transmitting or receiving.
  5. Candidates will not be permitted to keep any personal belongings on their person during any portion of the exam. This will include coats and purses. All personal belongings should be left in the candidate’s vehicle or otherwise whenever possible.
  6. Wrists must be free from all devices including, but not limited to, watches, bracelets, Fitbits, etc. (Effective February 9, 2015)
  7. Candidates who take the Provincial Registration Examination are eligible to appeal their results only up to 30 days after receiving their exam scores in the mail.
  8. Alberta College of Paramedics staff and/or representatives reserve the right to record any portion(s) of the examination.
  9. Candidates may be observed at all times during the exam. Exam invigilators are required to report any conduct or irregular behaviour that may violate the exam rules and regulations.
  10. Candidates experiencing any problems during any part of the exam process must bring the matter forward immediately, not following exam results.
  11. Candidates suspected of cheating and/or breaching security in any manner during any portion of the exam will immediately forfeit the exam. Registered practitioners may be referred to the Professional Conduct Committee.
  12. Candidates found guilty of improper conduct or violation of any regulation may be subject to one or more penalties as follows:
    • be issued a failed examination attempt
    • disqualification as an exam candidate
    • forfeiture of all fees paid
    • suspended or disqualified from receiving exam grades and/or applying for retests for a period not to exceed one year
    • suspended or disqualified indefinitely
    • any other penalty as determined by the College to be appropriate.
  13. In order to provide all candidates an examination free from distraction, the following dress code will be enforced: tank tops, shorts, low-cut tops and short skirts are not permitted. Do not wear school or service uniforms, patches, pins, etc. No outerwear, including: hoodies, jackets or hats will be allowed in the testing areas.
  14. Candidates are expected to be fluent in the English language. Both components (written and practical) of the Provincial Registration Examination are administered in English only.
  15. By writing this exam, you hereby consent to and give the Alberta College of Paramedics ongoing approval to release your exam results, in a statistical format, to your school. (Effective February 9, 2015)