Here is a list of frequently-asked questions.
No, you must provide proof of completion of your education program with your exam application in order to reserve a spot.
The College does not publish an exam study guide.
We recommend that exam candidates familiarize themselves with the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP). The NOCP defines the scope of practice for practitioners in Alberta. It is a complete description of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgments expected of practitioners ranging from entry to practice to mastery.
Upon successful completion of both components of the exam (written and practical), you will be eligible to apply for registration as soon as your results have been posted in your profile.
You have one year from the date you completed your education program to successfully complete the Provincial Registration Exam and apply for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics.
The Provincial Registration Exam is offered a few times per year for each designation level. See How to Apply under the Examination page for full details. For further information on registration with the College, visit the New Registration section.
All exam cancellations or transfers after the application deadline date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. If you are scheduled, but do not attend the exam without informing the College prior to the exam, you will forfeit all fees paid. If extenuating circumstances arise (e.g. medical issues, accident, etc.), please contact the College.
Candidates will be sent a notification email as soon as the exam results become available. Written and practical exam results will be available in the navigation portal within 4 weeks of the exam date.
For candidates who were successful on a previous written exam and are awaiting practical retest results, exam marks will be available in the navigation portal within 2 weeks of the exam date.
You have one year from the date you graduated from your program to meet the registration requirements, one of which is satisfactory completion of the Provincial Registration Examination. Within that year, you may attempt the exam a maximum of three times. If you fail the exam on the third attempt you would be required to repeat your education program before you can attempt the exam again.
No, once in your second year, you must enroll in a refresher program before you can attempt the exam again. When you’ve completed your refresher program, you will have one year from that completion date and the one remaining ‘attempt’ to pass the exam. If you fail this third attempt, you would be required to repeat your full program of study before you can attempt the exam again.
Yes, failing either the written or practical component or both during the same examination session constitutes a failed attempt at the exam. For example, if you fail the written portion and the practical portion during your initial attempt, that would count as one (1) failed attempt. If you have previously passed one component (written or practical) and attempt a retest of the failed component only, and are unsuccessful, that also would count as one (1) attempt.