Registration Fees and Requirements2021-07-22T09:07:07-06:00

Registration Fees and Requirements

Registration Application Fee
All applicants pay a non-refundable $100 registration application fee.

Reinstatement Fee
Any practitioner who previously held a practice permit with the College, and is seeking reinstatement, must pay an additional non-refundable $400 reinstatement fee to cover the additional administrative costs to reinstate a practice permit.

Registration requirements can include:

  • Liability Insurance (all applicants)
  • Criminal Record Check (all applicants)
  • Registration Exam (if applicable)
  • Original transcript, provided by the education institution (if applicable)
  • Education (all applicants)
  • Jurisprudence (all applicants)
  • Sexual assault and misconduct prevention training (all applicants)
  • Payment of applicable registration fees (all applicants)
Liability Insurance2021-06-16T16:04:05-06:00

Coverage Details

Every regulated healthcare practitioner in Alberta must carry their own professional liability insurance – this is no different for paramedics in the province. All regulated members of the College are required to carry professional liability insurance as a condition of registration and as a condition of ongoing active practice. Regulated members are required to update their policy details to ensure the College has a record of their active policy. The required coverage is:

  • Errors and Omissions Liability: $5,000,000 per claim and annual aggregate
  • Abuse Errors & Omissions Liability (including Criminal Defense): $50,000 per claim, $100,000 annual aggregate
  • Disciplinary Legal Expenses: $50,000 per claim, $100,000 annual aggregate
  • Breach of Confidentiality: $5,000,000 per claim, $5,000,000 annual aggregate

All regulated members must confirm they have secured appropriate insurance at the time of initial registration and are required to update their profile in the member portal to ensure an active policy is always listed.

Provider Options

Lloyd Sadd – Berkley Canada offers a special rate to members of the Alberta paramedic profession. More information is available here.

If you have questions about the LS program email: paramedics@lloydsadd.com.

Paramedic professionals may also find their association memberships offer insurance programs/benefits as part of their membership fees/offerings. Additionally, other insurance companies do offer policies to members for personal and business coverage. Regulated members are encouraged to consider their options and choose the policy that meets the required coverage and that best suits their needs.

Criminal Record Check2021-08-05T14:37:35-06:00

All applicants must submit to a criminal record check – to be completed through the College’s approved online verification service, not at a police detachment. Instructions on how to proceed with this will be sent to applicants once they submit their application form.

The cost to complete this is $35, paid directly to the verification service at the time it is completed.

ACP, PCP and EMR Registration Exams2021-06-11T16:26:24-06:00

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, have education or experience deemed equivalent by the Registrar or are applying to the Courtesy register.)

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) examinations are the only approved registration examinations for applicants applying to the College. More information on this can be found on the Registration Examinations page.

Transcripts2021-05-31T14:57:44-06:00

Transcripts must be sent to the College by your educator. Applicants can request this of your education institution – they will be familiar with this process.

Education2021-07-22T09:02:32-06:00

You have one year from the completion of your education program to apply for registration.

Jurisprudence2021-07-21T14:11:59-06:00

The jurisprudence exam tests new applicants on different elements of the regulatory framework that guides practice in Alberta. It highlights self-regulation and how legislation, Standards of Practice, the Code of Ethics, Bylaws and College policies impact how regulated members are required to practice. Information on how to complete this aspect of registration requirements will be forwarded to new applicants who are required to complete it.

There is a $50 cost to take this exam.

Sexual Assault and Misconduct Prevention Training2021-07-09T13:59:51-06:00

All practitioners who register to practice in Alberta must complete the College’s approved prevention training on Sexual Assault of and Misconduct Toward Patients.

Course Access

Use this link to access the course: http://afrhp.org/bill21-protecting-patients/#/

There is no cost to take this training.

Member Dues

Member dues are required to complete registration and issue a practice permit. The dues are charged on a pro-rated schedule, depending on when the permit is issued:

Permit issued

Percentage of year

For 2020/2021

October 1 - December 31

100%

$525

January 1 - March 31

75%

$393.75

April 1 - June 30

50%

$262.50

July 1 - September 30

25%

$131.25

The College does not charge GST.

Contact Registration for questions about registration fees at registration@ABparamedics.com.

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