Scheduling your Licensing Examination

NEW POLICY

Effective Sept. 1, 2022, all EMRs are required to successfully complete their online exams before a practical exam may be scheduled. EMRSs currently scheduled for a practical exam that have not completed their online exams by August 22, 2022, will bee notified their practical exam has been cancelled and will be required to complete the online exams prior to being rescheduled.

Please see EMALB 2018-03 Examination Order Requirements for Emergency Medical Responders (PDF 138KB) for more information.

Course Certificates/Transcripts

As per the EMA Regulation Section 2(c)(ii), all candidates must successfully complete all of the required licensing examinations within 12 months of completing their training program. If a candidate has not completed their examinations within the required time frame, their examination file will be closed without exception.

To limit the delay in the examination process, EMR certificates may be received directly from the candidate under the following circumstances:

  • The training institution has an online platform where EMALB can verify the certificate; or
  • The training institution delivers the course roster, at the time of course completion, to EMALB (getanexam@gov.bc.ca) listing the candidates, the date of completion and pass/fail.

Certificates are not required when scheduling exams where training is not required (for example: remedial exams, continuing competence, some reinstatements, some suspension removals, etc.).

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

Examination Instructions

EMR

  • Jurisprudence exam
  • Written exam
  • Practical exam

 Please note: your practical exam will not be scheduled until your online examinations have been completed.

  1. Submit electronically the Request for Evaluation form to register for exams and choose your preferred practical exam location.
  2. Contact your training provider and ensure they have your consent to send your certificate to getanexam@gov.bc.ca.
  3. 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).
  4. Please use your BCeID username and password to create a new account in the online learning system (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).
  5. Read the BC provincial examination guidelines for PCPs and EMRs and the Applicant Guide to the B.C. Jurisprudence Examination.
  6. Successfully complete both the EMR written and jurisprudence exams online.
  7. Once your online exams have been successfully completed the branch will schedule your practical examination.

PCP - Registration for PCP examinations is done through COPR and EMALB separately. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure that you register for all your examinations.

(including SAR TECH)

  • Jurisprudence exam
  • COPR Entry to Practice written exam
  • Practical exam

Entry to Practice Written Examination (COPR)

Registration for the COPR entry to practice examination is done through the COPR application portal on their website. Review the COPR website for the following and register for your entry to practice exam:

  1. Read the Entry to Practice Examinations Handbook
  2. Read the Guidelines Regarding Special Accommodation for Candidates with Disabilities
  3. Read the COPR Examination Study Guide
  4. Register for the COPR entry to practice exam

Practical and Jurisprudence Examinations (EMALB)

  1. Read the BC provincial examination guidelines for PCPs and EMRs.
  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 to schedule your practical examination location.
  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 (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).
  6. Review the Applicant Guide to the B.C. Jurisprudence Examination.

ACP - Registration for ACP examinations is done through COPR and EMALB separately. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure that you register for all your examinations.

  • Jurisprudence exam
  • COPR Entry to Practice written exam
  • Practical exam

Entry to Practice Written Examination (COPR)

Registration for the COPR entry to practice examination is done through the COPR application portal on their website. Review the COPR website for the following and register for your entry to practice exam:

  1. Read the Entry to Practice Examinations Handbook
  2. Read the Guidelines Regarding Special Accommodation for Candidates with Disabilities
  3. Read the COPR Examination Study Guide
  4. Register for the COPR entry to practice exam

Practical and Jurisprudence Examinations (EMALB)

  1. Read the BC provincial examination guidelines for PCPs and EMRs.
  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 to schedule your practical examination location.
  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 (it may take up to 2 weeks to be granted access).
  6. Review the Applicant Guide to the B.C. Jurisprudence Examination.

CCP

  • Jurisprudence exam
  1. Submit electronically the Request for Evaluation form.
  2. 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.)
  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.