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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency medical technicians provide pre-hospital emergency medical care at the basic life support level, including the use of spinal immobilization devices and traction splints, the maintenance of intravenous infusions without medications or blood products, and glucose testing and oral administration of glucose when needed, as well as transportation for the sick and injured. For more information, see the Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance occupational profile in OCCinfo.


Alberta College of Paramedics
304, 9945 - 50 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6A 0L4
Phone number: 780-466-2772
Toll-free phone number: 1-877-351-2267
Fax number: 780-466-2869


Under Alberta's Health Disciplines Act and Emergency Medical Technicians Regulation, only members of the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) who are registered as emergency medical technicians may call themselves Emergency Medical Technicians. Registered members provide health services listed in the Regulation.

What You Need

Registration as an Emergency Medical Technician requires successful completion of: (1) an approved program of studies and (2) an approved examination. For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the ACP website or contact the ACP.

Working in Alberta

Emergency medical personnel have negotiated a Mutual Recognition Agreement to comply with the Labour Mobility Chapter of the Agreement on Internal Trade. The Agreement on Internal Trade establishes principles for the free movement of people and goods across Canada. The Mutual Recognition Agreement sets out the terms and conditions for practitioners registered in one part of the country to be recognized in other jurisdictions across Canada.

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