In order to practice paramedicine or use the title of paramedic in Alberta, all Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Primary Care Paramedics (PCP) and Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) must hold an active practice permit from the Alberta College of Paramedics.
Registration requirements with the College include:
Professional practice in Alberta requires practitioners to be fluent and proficient in the English language. The College may require you to demonstrate your fluency and proficiency in English in accordance with its English Language Proficiency Policy.
There are two ways to become registered with the College and to obtain your practice permit:
- Provisional (for those who are new practitioners or practitioners who are changing their level of practice)
- Labour Mobility (practitioners who are new to Alberta, but have practiced in another regulated Canadian province)
If you are an international practitioner, or if you are a Canadian practitioner from an unregulated province, who is interested in moving to Alberta to practice, please consider our substantial equivalency review to determine your eligibility.