Scheduling your Licensing Examination

Important: Read the Candidate Guide to Examinations (PDF, 770KB) for more information on scheduling and preparing for examinations and the Practical Examination Schedule (PDF, 19KB) for exam locations and dates.

Note: You must complete all of the requirements of getting your initial licence. You may request a refund in writing for any licence fees you submit if you are unsuccessful in the evaluation process.

Course Certificates/Transcripts

Do not submit your certificate/transcript to the branch; a board-recognized training institution must submit your proof of successful completion of training (certificate/transcript). Candidates have 12 months from course completion to complete the licensing examinations.

Certificates are not required when scheduling remedial exams, continuing competence exams, reinstatement exams or suspension removal exams where training is not required, or from licensed out of province applicants scheduling the jurisprudence exam.

The following chart describes what examinations you must successfully complete for your licence category; no examinations will be scheduled until a certificate/transcript has been received from a recognized training institution certificates/transcripts are not accepted from candidates.

Examination Requirements

Licence Category

Required Examinations

Scheduling Instructions

Emergency Medical Responder

  • jurisprudence examination
  • B.C. Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board written examination
  • practical examination
  1. Read the relevant examination policies.
  2. Submit electronically the the Request for Evaluation form. Practical Exams - choose up to three sessions for when you are available (ranked in order of preference).
  3. Obtain a BCeID ( BCeID is an Online Service that makes it possible for you to use your user ID and password to sign in securely to BCeID participating Government Online Services)
  4. Request Access to the online learning system for the jurisprudence and written exams (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).

Primary Care Paramedic / Advanced Care Paramedic

  • jurisprudence examination
  • Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators Entry to Practice written examination
  1. Read the relevant examination policies.
  2. Read the FAQ for the COPR Exam
  3. Submit electronically the entry to practice examination application form.
  4. Obtain a BCeID (BCeID is an Online Service that makes it possible for you to use your user ID and password to sign in securely to BCeID participating Government Online Services)
  5. Request Access to the online learning system for the jurisprudence exam (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).

Examination Information

This section is divided into three sections: A) Jurisprudence exam, B) Written exam, and C) Practical exam.

Jurisprudence Examination

All licensing candidates at the emergency medical responder, primary care paramedic, infant transport team, advanced care paramedic, or critical care paramedic level are required to successfully complete the jurisprudence examination. Candidates are required to complete the jurisprudence exam every time they apply for licence category. The online jurisprudence exam may be completed anywhere a candidate has internet access.

Once you have been scheduled for the exam, you have up to six months to complete; extensions can be requested by contacting getanexam@gov.bc.ca up to one year from your course completion date.

After you have completed the exam, your results will be available immediately. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt you will be required to wait 72 hours before attempting the exam again. If you are unsuccessful on your second attempt, you will be required to wait 7 days before your final attempt at the exam.

Still have questions regarding examinations? Contact us at getanexam@gov.bc.ca.

Written Examinations

  • B.C. Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board Written Examination

The B.C. Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board written exam is online and may be completed anywhere a candidate has internet access. Please note: The written examination is not an open book exam. Once you have been given access to the exam, you have up to six months to complete; extensions can be requested by contacting getanexam@gov.bc.ca up to one year from your course completion date.

After you have completed the exam, your results will be available immediately. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt you will be required to wait 72 hours before attempting the exam again. If you are unsuccessful on your second attempt, you will be required to wait 7 days before your final attempt at the exam.

  • Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators Entry to Practice Written Examination

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators entry to practice written examination is offered 4 times year. Candidates can choose to write the entry to practice exam in Victoria, Nanaimo, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Kelowna or Prince George. Below is the 2017/18 Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators examination schedule and the exam events that take place leading up the examination and after the examination.

Please Note: Payments for the entry to practice written examination must be paid directly to the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators and no employer payment approvals will be accepted for this exam.

 

Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators Entry to Practice

2017/21 Examination Schedule

Exam Registration Deadline Dates (4pm PST)

Examination Dates

Approximate Exam Results Date

CLOSED

August 23, 2017

September 15, 2017

October 4, 2017

November 22, 2017

December 15, 2017

January 10, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 23, 2018

April 4, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 15, 2018

June 27, 2018

August 15, 2018

September 7, 2018

September 26, 2018

November 14, 2018

December 7, 2018

January 2, 2019

February 20, 2019

March 15, 2019

March 27, 2019

May 15, 2019

June 7, 2019

July 3, 2019

August 21, 2019

September 13, 2019

October 2, 2019

November 20, 2019

December 13, 2019

January 2, 2020

 February 19, 2020

March 13, 2020

March 25, 2020

May 13, 2020

June 5, 2020

June 30, 2020

August 19, 2020

September 11, 2020

September 30, 2020

November 18, 2020

December 11. 2020

December 30, 2021

 February 17, 2021

March 12, 2021

March 31, 2021

May 19, 2021

June 11, 2021

June 30, 2021

August 19, 2021

September 10, 2021

September 29, 2021

November 17, 2021

December 10. 2021

7 weeks prior to exam date

  • B.C. registration closes at 4pm PST on the registration deadline date. The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Borad must have received your transcript/certificate from the training institution and an entry to practice examination application form. (There are no exceptions)

5 weeks prior to exam date

  • all testing sites are confirmed by the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators entry to practice exam providers (Yardstick)

4 weeks prior to exam date

  • Candidates are advised by email that they are eligible to book their exam
  • Candidates book and submit payment for the exam

3 weeks prior to exam date

  • Yardstick sends reminder to book email to candidates

2 weeks prior to exam date

  • Exam booking closes and candidates are no longer able to book for the exam

Approximately 3 to 4 weeks after exam date

  • The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Branch will distribute the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators exam results via email to all candidates

Practical Examinations

At the end of the practical exam day, you will receive your results and feedback from the exam coordinator and/or the examiners. At most practical exam sessions, the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Branch exam co-ordinator will be present to answer any questions you may have and how to book your remedial exams if required.

Please note: practical exams are subject to change based on examiner and facility availability.

Failing to Attend a Practical Examination

Candidates who do not have an acceptable reason for failing to attend or cancelling a scheduled practical examination with less than 7 days' notice will be advised that the missed examination will be considered an attempt at the exam process.

If you believe that you have a valid reason for not attending your scheduled practical exam, please complete the Request for Exemption for Unattended Practical Examination form within two weeks of being notified of your missed scheduled practical exam and electronically submit to the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Branch for review. You will be notified of the director's decision via email.

Passed all of your examinations?

Once you have successfully completed all of your exams, data entry can take up to one week, and once you have met all of the licence application requirements, licensing can take up to two weeks. For more information on obtaining your licence, please see the Licence Applications page.