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About the Provincial Registration Exam

The Alberta College of Paramedics operates the Provincial Registration Examination to assess graduates of College-approved paramedicine educational programs (or those candidates deemed substantially equivalent) who seek registration as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic (EMT-P).

Candidates are evaluated based on their application of knowledge, skills, and judgment. Testing includes both written (multiple choice) and practical components.

Important: You must successfully complete the Provincial Registration Examination before you are eligible to apply to be a registered practitioner within Alberta.

Once you successfully complete the EMR exam, it is your responsibility to apply for new registration. Do this by submitting a complete and valid application (including payment and all supporting documentation) within one year of the date that you completed your approved educational program. To practice in Alberta, you must be registered with the College.

If you currently hold Temporary Registration or have previously submitted a Designation Change Request application, your new registration card will be sent to you. If you previously held temporary registration that was revoked, please contact the College to have your file updated and your registration verified.

Alberta Occupational Competency Profiles

All Provincial Registration Examinations are based on the Alberta Occupational Competency Profiles (EMR, EMT, EMT-P).