Continuing Education
and Certifications

Continuing education and Additional Training

Practicing members of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics are required to complete 20 continuing medical education (CME) credits each calendar year (waived due to the pandemic), 5 of which must be for mental health, along with keeping certifications (waived due to the pandemic) and skills current, in order to renew their licence for the next year. Additionally, new members of the College who have trained outside of Saskatchewan may be required to complete gap training in order to remove licence restrictions. 

CME and gap training must be from approved courses. The resource below is not intended to be a comprehensive list of courses available.

Helpful info: Renewal explanations and instructions 

Agencies/Instructors: To have your course approved, visit CME Course Approvals

Note: CME credits are not awarded for mandatory skills and certifications, and credits cannot be claimed for the same course two years in a row.

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Online CME
Conferences
Gap Training for Labour Mobility
Mandatory Certificates
Mental Health Education
Licence & Endorsement Education
Miscellaneous

Online CME

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Online courses for CME

24-7 EMS

10-8 Continuing Medical Education

Target Solutions

Master Your Medics

5 credits per course. All courses from these sites are approved for CME. Annual Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments.

Conferences

Host Conference Name Credits Time until renewal More info
PAC (Paramedics Association of Canada) Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) 20 credits n/a September 19 - 21, 2019, Winnipeg, MB.
KPS Medic Ltd PTSD/OSI Awareness Conference: Breaking the Stigma 20 credits n/a September 19 - 20, 2019, Saskatoon

Gap Training for Labour Mobility

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Blood Products and Urinary Catheterization Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)
- blood products
- urinary catheterization

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Not eligible for CME n/a

Mandatory Certificates

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
BLS "C" (HCP)
(Basic Life Support "C" - Healthcare Provider)
Red Cross

Heart & Stroke

St. John Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

Ollinger Consultants

Athabasca Basin Medical

Hart AED CPR - instructor course

Listrom Training & Consulting

Parkland Ambulance

A-Line Medical Training

Not eligible for CME Expiry date Mandatory for all levels and not eligible for CME.
ITLS
(International Trauma Life Support)
ITLS Sask

Parkland Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

WPD Ambulance

ITLS Instructor Course

Ollinger Consultants

Athabasca Basin Medical

A-Line Medical Training

Full Course: 20 credits for EMRs

Refresher: 10 credits for EMRs
Expiry date ITLS is mandatory for PCP, ICP, ACP, and CCP members, so they cannot claim it for CME credits.
PALS
(Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP
Expiry date PALS/PEPP are mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim for CME credits.
ACLS
(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants

A-Line Medical Training

Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP
Expiry date ACLS is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.
NRP
(Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
Heart & Stroke 

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Full course: 20 credits for non-CCP

Refresher: 10 credits for non-CCP
Expiry date NRP is mandatory for Critical Care Paramedics, so CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.
PEPP
(Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals)
PEPP 

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia 

KPS Medic Ltd

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP
Expiry date PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.

Mental Health Education

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Mental Health First Aid Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Listrom Training & Consulting

ABK Wellness Consulting
20 credits n/a Various dates and locations available. Check websites for more info.
Road 2 Mental Readiness - Primary Course 10 credits n/a
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) ABK Wellness Consulting Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits
3 years
Online courses for CME 24-7 EMS 

10-8 Continuing Medical Education

Target Solutions

Master Your Medics
5 credits per course. All courses from these sites are approved for CME. Annual Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments.
PTSD/OSI Awareness Conference: Breaking the Stigma KPS Medic Ltd 20 credits n/a September 19 - 20, 2019, Saskatoon

Licence and Endorsement Education

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Advanced Care Paramedic Medavie HealthEd

Sask Polytechnic
20 credits n/a

NEW Medavie Advanced Care Paramedic Program beginning April 29th 2019 in Saskatoon with hands on labs at SIMS. Part-time, distributed learning program gives students the flexibility to continue working as a Paramedic while completing ACP training.

Sask Poly - Regina and Saskatoon. Spend less time on campus and more time studying at your convenience while in your community or at home with Blended Web-Assisted Learning.

Community Paramedicine advanced certificate Sask Polytechnic 20 credits n/a NEW – Part-time Delivery (up to 4 years) and Full-Time Delivery (30 weeks). Saskatoon campus.
PCP Refresher

Sask Polytechnic

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)​

Justice Institute of British Columbia

20 credits n/a

Coming soon

Contact SIMS for more info

Miscellaneous

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Various professional development Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership 20 credits n/a October - April
Various professional development Introduction to Indigenous Studies 10 credits n/a Free from SaskPolytech
PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization) Heart & Stroke Full Course: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP 2 years PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim PEARS for CME credits.
GEMS
(Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services)
KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits
2 years
GPA
(Gentle Persuasive Approach)
Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits
3 years
PART
(Professional Assault Response Training)
Sask Polytechnic 5 credits n/a
STARS Academy STARS 20 credits n/a
CTAS
(Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale) or CPAS (Canadian Patient Access Services)
Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 5 credits (initial training only) n/a
Medication Facilitated Intubation MD Ambulance 5 credits n/a
AIME
(Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies)
20 credits n/a
WHMIS
(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
Sask Polytechnic 5 credits (initial training only) n/a
ICS (Incident Command System) 10 credits (initial training only) n/a
TLR
(Transferring Lifting Repositioning)
Saskatchewan Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 5 credits n/a
Bariatric EMS Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits
3 years
TDG
(Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
5 credits n/a
Hospira SMART Pump 5 credits n/a
Emergency Vehicles Operators Course Canadian Traffic Education Centre 20 credits n/a
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