EMA Training Programs

Recognized Training Programs for Students

You must successfully complete a training program recognized by the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board before you are eligible to apply for a licence or endorsement. You are also required to complete an Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board recognized program to have any existing training gap restrictions removed from your licence.

For more information on recognized training programs, please review the recognized training programs (PDF, 247.4 KB).

Student licences are required for the practicum component of the Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic and Infant Transport Team programs. For information on student licences, please see Licence Applications.

Training Program Recognition for Training Providers

The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board reviews and recognizes training programs. In order for an applicant to be eligible for a licence, they are required to complete a training program recognized by the board.

Training Program Recognition Process

Training institutions applying for the board’s recognition for any training program are required to submit the training recognition application package (Word, 395 KB) to the branch for review and recommendation. Programs are initially recognized for a maximum of two years and program renewals for a maximum of five years.

Types of recognition include:

  • Programs for a category of licence, initial and renewal
  • Schedule 2 endorsement programs
  • Schedule 1 gap training programs

A training program application package includes the following five sections:

  • Introduction
  • Registration Form – agency and program information
  • Program Recognition Submission – program content, educational resource information, program medical references and resources
  • Requirements Checklist
  • Renewal Requirements – renewal requirements if applicable

To have your training program reviewed please complete a copy of the Training Program Application Package (Word, 395 KB).

Training Program Change Process:

Training institutions making any of the following changes to a program currently recognized by the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board are required to submit the Program Change Application (Word, 274 KB) to the branch for review and recommendation: 

  • A significant (up to 25%) change to the medical content of a program. Changes in excess of 25% of total medical content require the submission of the entire Training Program Recognition Application. Change in intellectual property licensing agreement.
  • Change in medical oversight.
  • Change in training institution ownership.
  • Change training institution location and/or course delivery mechanism.
  • Change to subcontractor agreement(s).
  • Change in clinical placement or preceptorship agreement.

Primary Care Paramedic Program

The board requires that the Primary Care Paramedic program and IV endorsement courses include a minimum start requirement for IVs before a student is considered complete in the course. For more information, see the IV Start Requirement (PDF, 314KB) document by the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board.