About Registration Exams

About Registration Exams2021-01-13T11:46:18-07:00

A registration exam is a requirement for most new EMR, PCP and ACP applicants for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics. (The exception to this is those who are licensed in another province or have education or experience deemed equivalent by the Registrar.)

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) examinations are the approved registration examinations required of applicants applying to the general register of the College under the Health Professions Act part 2, 28(2)(a)(iii) and the Paramedics Profession Regulation section 3(b).

(Please note: The COPR examinations now take the place of the former Provincial Registration Examination (that used to be offered in a two-part format). For more information, please see Changes to Alberta Exams.)

The COPR examinations are currently issuing two of the three currently recognized designations in Alberta:

  1. Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
  2. Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) exam is still under development. More details will be shared as soon as possible.

To be eligible for the COPR examinations

To be eligible for the COPR examination at your designation, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit an application to write a COPR examination to the College by the application deadline indicated here.
  2. Completion of your education program at least 16 days prior to the exam date
  3. Proof of completion of your education program to the College at least 16 days prior to the exam date

Information on the COPR Examinations

Information on the COPR Examinations can be found here: https://www.copr.ca/examinations/information-and-application-process/

COPR has many resources for exam candidates, including an Examination Handbook that includes information about the process, including: eligibility requirements, what to expect when applying for the exam, what happens after you apply for the exam, what happens on exam day and what to expect following the exam.

If you have any questions, please email Exams@ABparamedics.com.

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