Endorsement Applications

In B.C., an emergency medical assistant may also be endorsed to provide the services listed in Schedule 2 of the Emergency Medical Assistants Regulation. There are some approved methods below for adding endorsements to your licence. If there is training that you would like to have recognized for an endorsement, please contact the branch at speciallicenses@gov.bc.ca.

Emergency Medical Responders Endorsements

Depending on when you completed your emergency medical responder (EMR) training, your licence will cover different licence endorsement services.

  • If you took your EMR training in B.C. after January 2011, your licence covers all of the licence endorsement services listed in schedule 2 of the Emergency Medical Assistants Regulation.
  • If you took your EMR training in B.C. between June 30, 2006 and January 2011, your licence covers all schedule 2 endorsements except (f) nasopharyngeal airways.
  • If you took your EMR training in B.C. before June 30, 2006, your licence will have the IV Maintenance and Symptom Relief endorsements.

If you would like all the Schedule 2 endorsements on your licence, please contact the branch at speciallicenses@gov.bc.ca for more information.

Nasopharyngeal Airways

To get a nasopharyngeal airway endorsement, follow these steps:

  1. Successfully complete a gap training module recognized by the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board.
  2. Submit your training certificate with your full name and licence number clearly indicated to speciallicenses@gov.bc.ca or by fax to 250 952-1222.

If you transferred to B.C. from another province or from outside of Canada please contact the branch at speciallicenses@gov.bc.ca for information on Emergency Medical Responder schedule 2 endorsements.

Primary Care Paramedic Endorsements

Initiation of peripheral intravenous lines (IV) including administration of isotonic crystalloid solutions

The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board has recognized stand-alone IV therapy courses for primary care paramedics who have not completed their initial requirement for IV endorsement as part of their primary care paramedic training program.

If you have taken a stand alone IV therapy course, please submit your certificate to speciallicenses@gov.bc.ca. The IV Endorsement will be added to your licence and a revised licence will be sent out to you within two weeks.

Administration of the following intravenous, oral, sublingual, subcutaneous, inhaled, intra-muscular or nebulized medication:

Anti-emetic – anti-nauseant

There are two ways to have the endorsement added to your licence:

  1. Anti-emetic – anti-nauseant (dimenhydrinate) training
    • Successfully complete the Board recognized training
    • Your training provider will submit your proof of course completion on your behalf

OR

  1. Research paper
    • Complete a research paper following the guidelines (PDF, 384KB) set out for adding a medication endorsement
    • Submit the research paper with your full name (as it appears on your licence) and licence number on the research paper to speciallicenses@gov.bc.ca

Vitamins

There are no Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board-recognized endorsement training programs or examinations at this time.

Initiation and maintenance of non-invasive positive pressure airway devices endorsement

  • Successfully complete the board-recognized training
  • Your training provider submit your proof of course completion on your behalf

Electrocardiogram acquisition

  • Successfully complete the board-recognized training
  • Your training provider will submit your proof of course completion on your behalf

Intubation

There are no Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board-recognized endorsement training programs or examinations at this time.

Advanced Care Paramedic Endorsements

There are no Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board-recognized endorsement training programs or examinations for advanced care paramedics.