Entry to Practice Licensing Examination
A licensing exam is a requirement for all initial EMR/NOCP, EMT/PCP and EMT-P/ACP applicants for registration with SCoP except those who are licensed in another province. As such, initial registration and change of status forms will not be processed until you have successfully completed the written exam and have met all of the requirements to register as a new grad or completed a change of status form.
Please note that eligibility to write the provincial and the national exam will require successful completion of a provincially-approved education program at the relevant level or a provincially-deemed-equivalent.
A Restricted Licence to practice under the supervision of a SCoP member who is at the same or higher classification can be issued to graduates for a period of up to 6 months while they wait to write their exams.
Provincial ExamsHow to Register for a Provincial Exam
Register for the written exam by sending your Licensing Exam Application Form to the college at 851 Argyle Street North, Regina, SK S4R 8H1, by faxing it to 306.543.6161 or by emailing it to email@example.com. The Exam Registration Form is available for download here (pdf). The deadline to register for each exam is 10 days prior to the exam date and the dates can be located on the homepage under upcoming events.
The exam fee is $300 each attempt and an examinee has three attempts to pass the exam. The passing mark for the licensing examinations is 80%. Candidates will not be given their marks. Exam results can take up to 4 weeks to be processed. Please do not call the office before this time. Exam results will be emailed to you (pass or fail, no marks will be given to applicants).
Provincial EMR Exam
Commencing April 1, 2012, a written exam is a requirement for all initial EMR applicants for registration with SCoP except those who are licensed in another province. The EMR exam will then be held in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert every two months.
The written examination is made up of 125 multiple choice, true/false and scenario exam items. In addition to standard care, the examination includes questions on protocols and procedures. The questions are based on the following:
•Saskatchewan Emergency Treatment Protocols Manual
•National Occupational Competency Profiles for Paramedics
•Saskatchewan Jurisprudence relevant to the practice of paramedicine including The Paramedics Act, Regulatory Bylaws Pursuant to The Paramedics Act and relevant sections of The Traffic Safety Act.
The Blue print for the EMR exam is as follows:
•Section 1 - Professional Responsibility - 3%
•Section 2 - Communication - 2%
•Section 3 - Occupational Health and Safety - 2%
•Section 4 - Patient Evaluation and Diagnostics - 42%
•Section 5 - Therapeutics - 28%
•Section 6 - Integration - 21%
•Section 7 - Tranportations - 2%
In addition, about 15% of the questions have a direct reference to Saskatchewan protocols.
Provincial Exams - Important Things to Know
•Only candidates pre-registered for the exam will be permitted to write.
•You are required to present photo identification to the examination proctor prior to beginning the exam.
•You will be permitted 2 1/2 hours to complete the examination.
•Scrap paper and answer sheets will be provided. Please bring two #2 pencils along.
•With the exception of a basic calculator, no electronic devices will be allowed into the examination room. You will be required to leave your cell phone, IPOD, etc. at the door.
•Cheating during the examination will result in an automatic failure, and may result in suspension from accessing future examinations.
•If you need to cancel a written examination date for which you have already registered, you must contact SCoP 24 hours prior to the exam by phoning (306) 585-0145 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
•Three attempts at the written exam are permitted. There must be at least 15 days between attempts.
National Exams – EMT/PCP and EMT-P/ACP
Please note that after April 2, 2012, a national exam is a requirement for all initial EMT/PCP and EMT-P/ACP applicants for registration with SCoP except those who are licensed in another province. At this time, SCoP can share the following information:
The National Exam will be a computer based multiple choice exam based on the 2001 NOCPs. It will not include any Saskatchewan jurisprudence at this time. A jurisprudence exam may become a requirement for initial applicants in the future.
The fee to write the National Licensing Exam will be $500 and will not be collected by the SCoP
COPR will administer the National Exam www.copr.ca. A COPR National Examination handbook is available for your information on the COPR website.
The exam locations will be Regina and Saskatoon
Eligibility to write the exam will require successful completion of a provincially-approved education program at the relevant level or a provincially-deemed-equivalent and approval of candidacy by the regulator
The blueprint of the exam is now available at www.copr.ca
Exam results will be communicated to the College once they have been finalized by COPR. The passing mark for the exam will be set using the Angoff method. Further information can be obtained in the COPR National Examination handbook or the COPR website. Candidates will not be given their marks.
How to Register for a National Exam
Register for the written exam by sending your Licensing Exam Application Form to the college at 851 Argyle Street North, Regina, SK S4R 8H1, by faxing it to 306.543.6161 or by emailing it to email@example.com. The Exam Registration Form is available for download here (pdf).