Substantial Equivalency

Substantial Equivalency2020-05-05T11:16:47-06:00

If you are an international paramedicine practitioner or if you practice in another Canadian province and have successfully completed a PCP or ACP education program outside of Alberta, you may be eligible to apply for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics. Examples of who should proceed with a substantial equivalency review are applicants who:

  • Have practiced or are practicing in NT, YT or NU
  • Completed PCP or ACP education in another province but are not regulated at that level
  • Have not completed approved education, but are approved by the Registrar or Registration Committee

International Applicants

The College uses the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) to assess the credentials of international applicants before the College can consider international applicants for provincial registration. COPR will assess at both the Primary Care Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic levels.

Please note the COPR assessment must be completed prior to you beginning the registration process with the College.

Visit for more information and to complete the COPR Assessment of International Applicants Process.

Once you have completed the COPR assessment, you can apply for provisional registration with the College.

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Submission of the Registration Application. You must include all material requested in the application.
  2. Complete payment of required fee(s). The payment of a non-refundable application fee is required.
  3. Once your application is approved by the College, complete payment of your practice permit.

For applicants who have practiced or were educated in Canada but are not regulated please contact to discuss the College’s equivalency requirements.

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