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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted legislation and services. Information on this website may not reflect the current situation in Alberta. Please visit alberta.ca for up-to-date information about these impacts.

Health and Social Services

Emergency Medical Personnel

Emergency medical personnel provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and injured.

Contact

Alberta College of Paramedics
Ellwood Office Park South
201-1003 Ellwood Road SW
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6X 0B3

Call: 780-449-3114
Call toll-free: 1-877-351-2267
Fax: 780-417-6911
Email: info@abparamedics.com
Website: abparamedics.com

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf] and the Paramedics Profession Regulation [pdf], only registered members of the Alberta College of Paramedics may call themselves an Emergency Medical Responder, Primary Care Paramedic, or Advanced Care Paramedic. Registered members provide health services listed in the Regulation.

What You Need

Registration requires successful completion of an approved:

  • Program of studies
  • Examination

For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the Alberta College of Paramedics website.

Working in Alberta

Emergency medical personnel who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered practitioners in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see “What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada?” and the Alberta College of Paramedics website.

To learn about certification for internationally educated emergency medical personnel, see Emergency Medical Personnel Registration Process.

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