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Advanced Care Paramedic Upgrading

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Program Description

This program is designed to meet the licensing exam prerequisite requirements of the Alberta College of Paramedics for Advanced Care Paramedic graduates that completed a Canadian Medical Associated (CMA) or Accreditation Canada (AC) accredited diploma program. This stand-alone program is being offered to ACP graduates who did not participate in the Alberta College of Paramedics licensing evaluation process within 12 months from the date the ACP diploma or academic transcript was issued, were unsuccessful in ACP licensing process or whose ACP license has expired. The ACP upgrading program is also open for enrollment to out of province candidates that have completed a CMA or AC accredited program or those who have had an upgrading program completion identified as a requirement by the Alberta College of Paramedics Substantial Equivalency Review process.
The ACP Refresher course consists of twelve (12) weeks online access to ACP upgrading online resources with required online participation, during this time learners will review treatment guidelines, protocols, skill checklists and quizzes with instructor facilitation. In addition, students will access pre-read material for ACP skill upgrades. Upon completion of the online portion, learners will be required to attend NLC's five (5) days of face-to-face classroom sessions with scenario and skills practice. During the instructor led onsite days, students will review, practice, upgrade and be evaluated on ACP skills as learned in the ACP Program.
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Program Delivery



Sep 01, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021 - Blended - Slave Lake

Program Year


Program Length

15 weeks

Academic Requirements

Advanced Care Paramedic Certificate from an approved program accredited by the Canadian Medical Association or Accreditation Canada.



Other Requirements

 Copy of current CPR card, dated within one year of the start date of classes.  A Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check obtained within 90 days of providing proof to the program. The presence of an unclear CRC or Vulnerable Sector Check may disqualify a student from access to a practicum placement or from securing employment after graduation.  Proof of required Immunizations completed by a qualified health professional must be provided prior to the first practicum placement.  Basic Computer Skills (word processing, spreadsheets, internet, email).  Students must have reliable, high speed Internet access and a mobile device compatible with the College technology requirements.

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