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

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.

Candidates must follow the steps below to schedule exams; no examinations will be scheduled until a certificate/transcript has been received by the branch.

Certificates are not required when scheduling continuing competence exams, reinstatement 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. Follow the instructions to schedule your exams.

Examination Requirements

Licence Category

  • Required Examinations

Scheduling Instructions

EMR

  • jurisprudence examination
  • BC EMALB written examination
  • practical examination
  1. Read the relevant examination policies.
  2. Submit electronically 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.

PCPs (that entered a program prior to March 1, 2016)

  • jurisprudence examination
  • BC EMALB written examination
  • practical examination
  1. Read the relevant examination policies.
  2. Submit electronically 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.

PCPs (that entered a program on or after March 1, 2016)

  • jurisprudence examination
  • COPR Entry to Practice written examination
  1. Read the relevant examination policies.
  2. Submit electronically the entry to practice examination application form.
  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 exam.

ACPs

  • jurisprudence examination
  • COPR Entry to Practice written examination
  1. Read the relevant examination policies.
  2. Submit electronically the entry to practice examination application form.
  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 exam.

Applicants already licensed in another province (AIT)

  • jurisprudence examination
  1. Read the Out of Province Applicants requirements
  2. Read the relevant examination policies.
  3. Complete and electronically submit the Application for Licence form.
  4. Submit a colour photo that is less than one year old. Attach a digital colour photo to the application for licence form or printed photos can be mailed to our office.
  5. Complete Part A of the Verification of Paramedic Registration (PDF, 269KB) form for each province you are currently and/or previously registered in and send it to your regulating body(s). The regulating body will complete Part B and send it directly to our office. Note: For Ontario applicants the form must be completed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (base hospitals are not considered a regulating body).
  6. 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)
  7. Request Access to the online learning system for the jurisprudence exams.

Examination Information

This section is divided into 3 sections: A) Jurisprudence exam, B) Written exam, and C) Practical exam.

Jurisprudence Examination

All licensing candidates at the EMR, PCP, ITT, ACP, or CCP 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 jurisprudence exam is online and 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

  • BC EMALB Written Examination

The BC EMALB written exam is online and may be completed anywhere. 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 (COPR) Entry to Practice Written Examination

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

COPR Entry to Practice 2017/18 Examination Schedule

Exam Registration Deadline Dates

COPR Examination Dates

Approximate Exam Results Date

January 11, 2017

March 1, 2017

March 31, 2017

April 5, 2017

May 24, 2017

June 23, 2017

July 5, 2017

August 23, 2017

September 22, 2017

October 4, 2017

November 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

January 10, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 30, 2018

April 4, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 22, 2018

June 27, 2018

August 15, 2018

September 14, 2018

September 26, 2018

November 14, 2018

December 14. 2018

7 weeks prior to exam date

  • BC registration closes. EMALB must have received your transcript/certificate from the training institution and an Application for Licence form. (There are no exceptions)

5 weeks prior to exam date

  • all testing sites are confirmed by the COPR 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

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

 

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 EMA Licensing Branch exam coordinator 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 EMA Licensing Branch for review. You will be notified of the Director's decision via email.

 

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