The College

The College2021-01-05T14:07:02-07:00

The Alberta College of Paramedics serves the interests of the public and public safety by enforcing regulations and upholding Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. As paramedics achieve higher levels of performance, proficiency and care, we gain greater ground together.

Together with practitioners, schools, employers and government, we are advancing the paramedic profession.

A regulated health profession

Paramedicine is a regulated health profession under the Health Professions Act (HPA) of Alberta. This means practitioners are held to the highest standard of practice when providing expert, quality care to Albertans.

It is the Alberta College of Paramedics’ responsibility to ensure all registered practitioners possess the necessary skills, training and ethical reasoning to safely serve the people of our communities to the highest possible standard.

The Alberta College of Paramedics regulates all three levels of paramedicine:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
  • Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

All paramedic practitioners must be registered with the College to practice in Alberta.

Paramedics are trusted to deliver expert health care to Albertans when it’s needed most. When paramedics have the technical expertise, supportive tools and competency they need, Albertans get the absolute best care possible.  

Mission Vision Values

OUR MISSION: Regulating the paramedic profession together in the service of Albertans.

OUR VISION: The best paramedics creating healthy, safe communities.

OUR VALUES: Honest  ·  Competent  ·  Forward-Looking  ·  Respectful

Strategic Plan

Council’s Strategic Plan guides the direction of the College and its initiatives. It is developed by Council and the College’s leadership staff.

2020 Strategy

Position Statements

Position statements outline the College’s official position on a certain topic. These topics can pertain to any element of practice or scope.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) October 2017

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