CME Opportunities and Additional Training

Members of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics are required to complete continuing medical education (CME) credits each calendar year in order to renew their licence for the next year. New members of the College who have trained in another province may be required to complete gap training in order to remove licence restrictions.

The resource below is not intended to be a comprehensive list of courses available.

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

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Online courses for CME 24-7 - list of approved courses 

Global Risk Innovations 

10-8 Continuing Medical Education
5 credits per course Annual Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments.
Medications Review Athabasca Basin Medical  Not eligible for CME credits 2 years  A self-review of medications is mandatory every 2 years. Review does not have to be through a course. All reviews must follow the core training requirements >
Blood Products and Urinary Catheterization Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)
- blood products
- urinary catheterization

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



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
Not eligible for CME credits Expiry date Mandatory for all levels and not eligible for CME.
PALS
(Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for non-ACP members

Refresher: 10 credits for non-ACP members
Expiry date PALS/PEPP are mandatory for Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP), so ACP members cannot claim it 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
Full Course: 20 credits for non-ACP members

Refresher: 10 credits for non-ACP members
Expiry date  ACLS is mandatory for Advanced Care Paramedics, so ACP members cannot claim it for CME credits. 
ITLS
(International Trauma Life Suport)
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
Full Course: 20 credits for EMRs

Refresher: 10 credits for EMRs
Expiry date  ITLS is mandatory for PCP, ICP, and ACP members, so they cannot claim it for CME credits.










Medication Facilitated Intubation MD Ambulance 5 credits n/a 
Sepsis MD Ambulance 5 credits n/a 
PCP Bridge, PCP Re-Entry Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) 20 credits n/a 
PCP Upgrade to PCP 2011 NOCP Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
20 credits in the year the upgrade is completed n/a 
PEPP
(Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals)
PEPP

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

KPS Medic Ltd

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for non-ACP members

Refresher: 10 credits for non-ACP members
Expiry date  PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced Care Paramedics, so ACP members cannot claim it 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 
NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) Heart & Stroke 

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

Refresher: 10 credits
3 years 
PART
(Professional Assault Response Training)
Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)  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 
WHMIS
(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)  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)  Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits
3 years 
Bariatric EMS    Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits 
3 years     
Gentle Persuasive Approach    Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits 
3 years     
Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies (AIME)    20 credits
n/a     
Mental Health First Aid  Mental Health Commission of Canada  20 credits  n/a  Various dates in 2018 from January 15 to March 27: North Battleford, Carnduff, Regina, Martensville, Prince Albert, Weyburn  
Road 2 Mental Readiness - Primary Course    10 credits  n/a     
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)    Full Course: 20 credits

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

Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE)

PTSD / OSI Awareness Conference 



20 credits


20 credits


20 credits

n/a  October - April





Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017