Scheduling your Licensing Examination

The 2018/2019 practical exam schedule is available here. Practical exams may not be scheduled before successful completion of the written and/or jurisprudence exams. You will be contacted by email to schedule a practical exam once the requirements have been met. Please follow the directions in the table below to schedule your licensing exams.

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 successfully 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 program completion has been verified by a recognized training institution.

Examination Requirements

Licence Category Required Examinations Scheduling Instructions

Emergency Medical Responder

  • jurisprudence examination
  • B.C. Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board written examination
  • practical examination (Practical exams will not be scheduled until the jurisprudence and written examinations have been successfully completed.)
  1. Read the relevant examination policies.
  2. Contact your training provider and ensure they have your consent to send your certificate to getanexam@gov.bc.ca.
  3. Submit electronically the Request for Evaluation form.
  4. Obtain a BCeID. Please use only lowercase characters in your BCeID username. (If you already have a BCeID and password you may skip this step.)
  5. Please use your BCeID username and password to create a new account in the online learning system here (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).
  6. Review the Applicant Guide to the B.C. Jurisprudence Examination.
Primary Care Paramedic/Advanced Care Paramedic
  • jurisprudence examination
  • Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators Entry to Practice written examination
  1. Submit electronically the entry to practice examination application form.
  2. Read the Entry to Practice Examinations Handbook here.
  3. Read the Guidelines Regarding Special Accommodation for Candidates with Disabilities here.
  4. Read the COPR Examination Study Guide here
  5. Obtain a BCeIDPlease use only lowercase characters in your BCeID username. (If you already have a BCeID and password you may skip this step)
  6. Please use your BCeID username and password to create a new account in the online learning system here (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).
  7. Review the Applicant Guide to the B.C. Jurisprudence Examination.
Critical Care Paramedic   
  • jurisprudence examination
  1. Submit electronically the Request for Evaluation form.
  2. Obtain a BCeIDPlease use only lowercase characters in your BCeID username. (If you already have a BCeID and password you may skip this step.)
  3. Please use your BCeID username and password to create a new account in the online learning system here (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).
  4. Review the Applicant Guide to the B.C. Jurisprudence Examination.

Note: In order to expedite licensure, you may complete all of the requirements of getting your initial licence at any time during the exam process. You may request a refund in writing for any licence fees you submit if you are unsuccessful in the evaluation process.

Examination Information

This section is divided into three sections: A) Practical exam B) Jurisprudence exam, and C) Written 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 Emergency Medical Assistants 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 Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Branch for review. You will be notified of the director's decision via email.

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 a new licence category. The online jurisprudence exam may be completed anywhere a candidate has internet access.

After you have completed the exam, your results will be available immediately. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt you may re-attempt the exam at any time. If you are unsuccessful on your second attempt, you will be required to wait 5 days before your final attempt at the exam. Please ensure you review the Applicant Guide to the B.C. Jurisprudence Examination prior to attempting the exam.

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.

After you have completed the exam, your results will be available immediately. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, a remedial exam will be assigned to you within 5 business days. If you are unsuccessful on your second attempt, a remedial exam will be assigned to you within 7 business days.

Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators Entry to Practice Written Examination

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) 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 COPR exam schedule and the exam events that take place leading up to the exam and after the exam.

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

7 weeks prior to exam date

  • B.C. registration closes at 4pm PST on the registration deadline date. The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board must have received your transcript/certificate from the training institution and an entry to practice examination application form. (There are no exceptions.) If you require special accommodation during the exam, your request must be in at this time.

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 exactly 4 weeks prior to the exam date 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 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

Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators Entry to Practice

2017/21 Examination Schedule

Exam Registration Deadline Dates (4pm PST) Examination Dates Approximate Exam Results Date

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