Emergency Medical Responder

In order to work in the province of Alberta in the emergency medical services industry, all candidates must be registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics - ACP (www.collegeofparamedics.org).

The Provincial Registration Process:
Upon successful completion of an approved EMR program applicants are eligible to write the Provincial Registration Examination at a scheduled sitting. AHASTI's EMR and Refresher programa are approved programs by ACP. An applicant must successfully complete the Provincial Exam AND attain Registration within one year of completing an approved program or approval from the Registration Committee.

For more information on the Provincial Registration Process, please go to the Alberta College of Paramedics website at http://www.collegeofparamedics.org/registration.php.

hdgAHASTI - EMR Refresher

OUR EMR REFRESHER PROGRAM HAS CHANGED! This new refresher will complete candidates in ITLS basic, BLS CPR and Psychological First Aid as well as a refresher on skills, scenarios and content from the EMR program. Contact emsprograms@safetyed.ca for more information. A refresher course for those who have already successfully completed an ACP approved EMR program within the last three years. **** RED DEER CANDIDATES- PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME CLASS DAYS WILL BE HELD IN CALGARY****

- View the EMR Re Course Description
- View the EMR Re Course Schedule


hdgEmergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Classes are filling fast! "Register" to get you name on the interest list, and then submit your paperwork ASAP to confirm your spot. Spots are filling fast! The Program Standards set by Alberta College of Paramedics took effect January 1, 2019. Any program that starts on or after this date must adhere to these new standards. Our program includes: - Overall length of 240 hours. - Required driving components including simulation and in-vehicle drive time (closed track). - ITLS Basic program Psychological First Aid program - Patient Engagement, this is some basic clinical time practicing some skills on sick and/or not sick adults. WHY AHASTI EMR??? No application fee! Complete the full program in as little as about 10 weeks Mostly in-class instruction (COVID exceptions have been implemented for some virtual learning), lots of hands on and practice time High ACP exam success rate Student loans and RESP can be attained One of the lowest priced programs in Alberta Check out AHASTI's Medical First Responder and Advanced First Aid programs as well - found under the Professional Responder Programs. Upcoming Class tentative dates: Weekday course options (Calgary and Red Deer): New dates! Nov 30 - Nov 30, Dec 2-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-23, 27-30, Jan 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and then ITLS late January/early February. Calgary Jan 4 - Jan 4, 6, 7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, Feb 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 16, ITLS in early/mid March Red Deer Jan 4 - Jan 4, 6, 7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, Feb 1, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 16, ITLS in early/mid March Monday/Wednesday Evenings and Friday/Saturday full day option (Calgary only): Jan 6 - Jan 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, Feb 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, ITLS in mid march. Upcoming 2021 start dates!! Calgary or Red Deer Weekday Schedule: Feb 8 Calgary Evening/Weekend Schedule: Feb 10 ****Please note some course dates are ONLY held in Calgary. Have group of 6 or more?? We can customize a set of course dates for you over (up to) 12 weeks, email emsprograms@safetyed.ca for details. *** Please note that extra time will also be needed for patient engagement opportunity, but are available in many flexible options during your program.

- View the EMR Course Description
- View the EMR Course Schedule


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