The Community Paramedic endorsement is now open! All of the information below is also on the new Scope of Practice page
in the Protocols
section of our website.
The Community Paramedic (CP) licence endorsement is intended to enhance current community paramedicine practice. If you are currently working in this area and wish to practice at this full scope of practice, additional training and/or proof of competency will be required. Only paramedics that hold the Community Paramedic Endorsement may identify themselves as “licensed Community Paramedics”. There is no restriction on practicing in the community within the limits of your current licence level scope of practice (without a CP endorsement).
The licence endorsed Community Paramedic competency profile builds upon the current competency
profiles of Primary Care (PCP), Intermediate Care (ICP), Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP), and Critical
Care Paramedics (CCP).
Licence endorsed Community Paramedics must have initially graduated from an approved paramedic
program (any level) or have met equivalent requirements and passed any mandatory registration
exam(s). In combination with their previous education and licensing requirements, these practitioners
are required to undergo supplementary education through an approved (Community Paramedicine) program to deepen their understanding of the unique needs of the chronically ill patients and their role in the delivery of primary health care services. While much of the scope of a Community Paramedic exists within the current skills of the paramedic, the (licence endorsed) Community Paramedic has specialized knowledge and skills to provide care to chronically ill patients in a variety of unique practice environments.
To become a licensed Community Paramedic, upload your proof of education to the CME section of the Document Upload
form in Your Account
Community Paramedic Endorsement Overview »
Mandatory Educational Requirements »
Community Paramedic Competency Profile »