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Becoming Registered

Effective December 1, 2020, all paramedics practicing in the province of Manitoba MUST be registered with the College of Paramedics.

During the registration process (November 18, 2020 – January 4, 2021), applicants will be required to choose the sub-register, or practice level, the certificate of practice will be issued under. Applicants must choose the sub-register that education and entry to practice examination documents will support. The sub-registers are:

  • EMR Emergency Medical Responder. Approved courses: Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC), Criti Care, Elite Safety Services Inc.
  • PCP  Primary Care Paramedic. Approved courses: Criti Care, Red River College Polytechnic (RRCP), Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC)
  • ACP  Advanced Care Paramedic. Approved courses: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS), Red River College (RRC)
  • CCP  Critical Care Paramedic. Approved courses: BC Emergency Health Services Critical Care Transport Program, STARS Induction Training, ORNGE Critical Care Paramedicine Program

Please note that Intermediate-Care Paramedics will register as PCPs. A notation on the certificate of practice, may be issued if the additional training recognized by the College is verified.  At this time, the College is only recognizing PCP-IC training programs that occurred through the RHA’s prior to 2019 or by completion of the first year of the ACP program hosted by WFPS

In addition, applicants must choose the class of their registration. Classes are:

  • FULL – A registrant who has been be issued a certificate of practice. Registrants in the full class must have current Professional Liability Insurance and participate in the Program for Continued Competency.
  • NON-PRACTICING – A registrant who is not currently engaged in the practice of paramedicine, but who intends to become engaged in the practice of paramedicine at a later date. To be eligible, the registrant must establish that s/he has been on an extended leave from the practice of paramedicine due to a medical condition, a statutory leave, or a leave authorized by their employer or the council. Unless issued an exemption for exigent circumstances, all registrants in the Non-Practicing Class must participate in the Program for Continued Competency.  Applicants must have current Professional Liability Insurance when returning to practice.
  • TEMPORARY – A registrant who has been issued a certificate of practice for an authorized restricted purpose and a limited time period. Temporary registrants are required to have current Professional Liability Insurance but are not required to participate in the Program for Continued Competency.  A temporary certificate of practice is valid for 6 months and it cannot be extended.
  • RETIRED – A registrant who was in good standing immediately prior to requesting a change to the retired class, and who do not intend to engage in the practice of paramedicine at a later date.  Retired registrants will not receive a certificate of practice. Applicants for this class do not require Professional Liability Insurance, and are not required to participate in the Program for Continued Competency.

UPDATED: The College of Paramedics have developed instruction sheets and self service guides for the following:

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