There are four types of applications you can fill out to become registered or change your registration status:
- New/Change of Status (for new practitioners, practitioners who are changing their level of practice or former members who have been out of practice for more than two years)
- Labour Mobility (practitioners who hold current registration in another regulated Canadian province)
- Substantial Equivalence (practitioners who meet the equivalency requirements)
- COVID Support (for qualified practitioners who are looking to help during the COVID-19 pandemic – note: permits issued are only valid for three – six months)
Note: For former members who are returning to practice within two years of your last registration, please see the information on Reinstatement or contact the College for more information.
How to apply
Log into the member portal to access the Registration Application. (If you don’t have an account, please create an account.) Once your application is processed, you will be placed on one of the College’s member registers:
Recently graduated applicants can apply for registration at any time within one year from their graduation date. Applicants should consider that to move to the general register, all registration requirements including being successful at the registration exam, must be completed within one year of their graduation date.
When an application for registration is submitted, applicants have 90 days to complete all steps (with the exception of the registration exam) to be listed on the provisional register.
Regulated members can stay on the provisional register for a year while they wait to complete the registration examination, provided all provisional register requirements have been met.
Note: If you need to write a registration exam, you will be able to indicate your intention to write from the member portal.
A practitioner who graduated within 12 months from an approved education program (Alberta educator)
A practitioner who wants to change their practice designation
Applying to a provisional register gives a practitioner access to the registration exam and permits them to practice, under supervision, at that designation until they successfully pass the exam and move to the general register.
A practitioner must be registered on the provisional register at the designation they are moving to before they are permitted to take the registration exam at that designation.
Supervision must adhere to the requirements listed in the Paramedic Professions Regulation, section 18:
A regulated member who is supervising the performance of a restricted activity:
- must be authorized to perform the restricted activity being supervised
- must not be prohibited under the regulation from supervising the restricted activity
- must provide the supervision in a manner that complies with the standards of practice respecting supervision by regulated members of persons performing restricted activities
- must be physically present while the supervised member is performing the restricted activity
- must be available for consultation and to assist in performing the restricted activity as required
- must be able to observe, promptly intervene and stop or change the actions of the supervised member without unduly interrupting the care of the person on whom the restricted activity is being performed
Submit the registration application, found in your member portal.
Application requirements include:
- payment of applicable application fees
- original transcript, provided by your education institution
- complete online criminal record verification
- successfully passing the registration examination (if applicable)
The general register is for regulated members who have completed the registration exam and/or have met upgrading requirements; or have been registered through the labour mobility or substantial equivalency routes. These regulated members can provide care at their practice level without supervision.