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

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.

Last updated: July 12, 2019. ***indicates recent changes made

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Online courses for CME 24-7 EMS 

10-8 Continuing Medical Education
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.
*** various professional development  Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership

Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) 

Introduction to Indigenous Studies
20 credits


20 credits 



10 credits
n/a


n/a 



n/a
October - April


September 19 - 21, 2019, Winnipeg, MB. 


Free from SaskPolytech
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

Listrom Training & Consulting

Parkland Ambulance
Not eligible for CME credits 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
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
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. 
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 Re-Entry Sask Polytechnic
20 credits n/a 
PCP Upgrade to PCP 2011 NOCP Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 20 credits in the year the upgrade is completed n/a 
PCP Refresher  Justice Institute of British Columbia  20 credits in the year the refresher is completed  n/a   
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
3 years  NRP is mandatory for Critical Care Paramedics, so CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.
Mental Health First Aid  Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Listrom Training & Consulting
20 credits  n/a   


In Prince Albert: Sept 18-19
Road 2 Mental Readiness - Primary Course    10 credits  n/a   
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.
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 this 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 
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 
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)  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   
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 
Medications Review Athabasca Basin Medical (upon request) 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 >