New Registrant Personal Info
          
Introduction:


The College requires applicants to pay a registration and licensure fee of $450.00 upon making an application to the College. If an applicant is not successful in the application process, the College will retain a $100 non-refundable fee from the original $450.00 paid by the applicant. The applicant will receive a refund cheque of $350.00, if they; withdraw their application, fail to complete the application process within 6 months of their original application submission date, or are denied registration and licensing.

        

Documentation Requirements:

The documentation requirements for the New to Practice, Labour Mobility, International, or Non-Paramedic Program from Another Jurisdiction have many similarities, but also have several differences. The applicant must ensure they review the complete list of documentation requirements below, to become familiar with the documentation that will be required for their application.


An application will not be considered complete until all documentation is received, this includes any additional information that may be requested by the Registrar, Registration Committee and/or Registration Appeals Committee, when the applicant file is being assessed for completion.


All applicants (New to Practice, Labour Mobility, International Applicants Non-Paramedic Program from Another Jurisdiction):

  • Application fee of $450.00 (CDN)
  • A complete Initial Registration and Licensure Application, which includes all requisite documentation.
  • Proof of legal name, which may be in the form of a Government issued birth certificate, marriage license, or legal affidavit.
  • Proof of identification, which may be in the form of a copy of their drivers license or passport, or other government issued photo identification.
  • Evidence of Canadian Citizenship or Legal Entitlement to live and work in Canada, which may be in the form of a Canadian Birth Certificate or documentation from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Verification of Registration/Licensure with a different Regulated Health Care Profession (if applicable)
  • Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check or International Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Record Check
  • Identification of the Medical Practitioner, licensed in NS, providing direct or indirect supervision of the applicants practice – Please note, if an applicant cannot fulfill this requirement they can only receive a Restricted Practicing license with conditions.
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance that at all times provides a minimum of $5,000,000 coverage per occurrence and $5,000,000 coverage per year, excluding legal or court costs. Please note, if an applicant cannot fulfill this requirement they can only receive a Restricted Practicing license with conditions.
  • Electronic copy of the Initial Registration and Licensure Application Form, which is generated automatically once the form is completed.
  • Any additional information required by the Registrar, Registration Committee or Registration Appeals Committee, when the applicants file is being assessed for completion.

 

New to Practice applicants:

  • All the documentation required for “all applicants”.
  • Record of Program Completion (must be received from the Educational Institution)
  • Record of Passing the Provincial Entry to Practice Examination.
       

Labour Mobility applicants:

  • All the documentation required for “all applicants”.
  • Verification of Registration/Licensure as a paramedic in another Canadian province or territory – Note this is required for every province where the paramedic holds a license/registration to practice.
  • Resume detailing only the paramedic or other regulated health care profession employment of the applicant.
  • Continuing Competency Development – Note this must be similar to the College’s Continuing Competency Program requirements for each year.
  • English Language Proficiency Scores (if applicable) – Note this is a requirement for any English as a Second Language (ESL) applicant who registered and licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction, where they were not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency for registration and licensure.

 

International and Non-Paramedic Programs from another Jurisdiction Applicants:

  • All the documentation required for “all applicants”.
  • Record of Program Completion, if applicable (must be received from the Educational Institution).
  • Record of Passing the Provincial Entry to Practice Examination.
  • Verification of Registration/Licensure as a paramedic in their country of origin.
  • Resume detailing only the paramedic or other regulated health care profession employment of the applicant.
  • Employment statements – Note this is a form provided by the College and that must be completed by both the applicant and their employer. This document details the competencies that are required to practice in Nova Scotia in comparison to the applicant’s jurisdiction.
  • Continuing Competency Development – Note this must be similar to the College’s Continuing Competency Program requirements for each year.
  • English Language Proficiency Scores (if applicable) – Note this is a requirement for any English as a Second Language (ESL) applicant from another country.
COLLEGE OF PARAMEDICS OF NOVA SCOTIA
INITIAL REGISTRATION AND LICENSURE APPLICATION

The Initial Registration and Licensure Application process has between eight (8) and thirteen (13) steps to complete depending upon the type of applicant who is completing the form. The thirteen (13) steps are:


Part 1 – Information/Data Section of Application Form
Part 2 - Review of the Practice of Paramedicine in Nova Scotia
Part 3 - Jurisprudence Declarations about Practice of Paramedicine
Part 4 – Uploading of Documentation
Part 5 - Acknowledgements and Declarations
Part 6 - Payment of Application fee
Part 7 - Review of Application and supporting documentation by College Administrative Staff
Part 8 - Review of Application and supporting documentation by the Registrar
Part 9 - Review by Registration Committee, with request for additional information if required
Part 10 - Appeal to Registration Appeal Committee, with request for additional information, if required.
Part 11 – Status and Outcome of the Application Review Process Part 12 – Payment of Registration and Licensing fees
Part 13 - Entry to Paramedic Register and appropriate Roster
PART 1 - INFORMATION SECTION OF THE APPLICATION FORM
This portion of the application form requires the applicant to complete all the sections that are relevant to their application.
In this section the applicant will provide the details regarding the type of application they are completing, personal & contact information and educational information. They will also be required to respond to several judicial questions and read the Paramedics Act & Regulations, as well as the College Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and Essential Competence Profiles before proceeding to uploading documents to the College’s portal.
REGISTRATION AND LICENSURE
In the space below, please select the type of applicant you are:
PERSONAL INFORMATION
CONTACT INFORMATION

Please read the following information before completing the Contact Information section of this application. Note:

  • The College’s primary means for communicating with Members and Applicants is email and telephone. Therefore, please provide the best email address and phone numbers for communicating with the College.
  • We have provided the option of adding an international telephone number, if this is not applicable please select ‘not applicable’”?
  • When reviewing the Primary Residence information please provide, or confirm, the address. These fields do not have predetermined settings, so please enter the information accurately.

EMAIL

The email account provided should be private, not from another organization or employer, one that only the applicant can access otherwise others may access their account, thus creating a security risk to their personal data and the College’s database.

If the intent is to utilize an employer email account, please become familiar with the employer’s policy regarding whether they monitor employee email and internet use. It is at the discretion of all employers to have a policy that would allow them to monitor emails and internet use with no expectation of privacy if the employee uses the company network to send or receive personal emails or use the internet for personal purposes.

If the applicant shares an email account with another individual, or their employer has a policy as described above, they are encouraged to obtain their own personal email account because of the security risks we have described above.

Primary Residence


PARAMEDIC EDUCATION
PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDIC EDUCATION

Please read and note the following about this section of the application:

  • Once the applicant enters and saves the information required below, it will be locked and cannot be changed, unless a change of information form is submitted to the College.
  • Under PCP Program Education Institution Name: The educational institutions are listed by Province. Use the drop-down list that is provided to find the educational institution they attended. For educational institutions:
    • Outside of Canada, select "Non-Canadian Institution".
    • That are Canadian, but not listed select "Other Canadian Institution"
  • Under PCP Program Education Institution Province/Territory or Country: Type in the first few letters for the Province/Territory or Country and allow the system time to populate the name and then select the Province/Territory or Country. If the Province/Territory or Country is not listed, the applicant should type and select “not stated’.
  • Under Program Name: Select the type of program attended.
  • Under Program Completion Date: Enter the Month/Day/Year of their program. A date of March 1 st, 2017, would be recorded as  03/01/2017. If the Month/Day cannot be recalled enter the year by first entering 01/01/9999 and then correcting the year “9999” to be the year of the program.
  • Under Type of Credential Awarded: Indicate the type of credential awarded. Typically, this is a Diploma or Equivalency Certificate.
  
Please enter Institution Name not the Province Name

HIGHEST LEVEL OF PARAMEDIC EDUCATION ACHIEVED (if applicable)
  • In this section of the application please read and note the following;
  • Once the applicant enters and saves the information required below, it will be locked and cannot be changed, unless a change of information form is submitted to the College.
  • Completion of this section is mandatory for all applicants. This means if an ICP, ACP or a CCP program was not completed an entry of “not applicable” or “01/01/9999” must be made.
  • Under Program Education Institution Name: If not applicable use the drop-down menu to select, “not applicable”, otherwise, the educational institutions are listed by Province. Use the drop-down list that is provided to find the educational institution they attended. For educational institutions;
    • Outside of Canada, select “Non-Canadian Institution”;
    • That are Canadian but not listed select “Other Canadian Institution”.
  • Under Program Name: select the type of program they attended.
  • Under Program Completion Date: If not applicable enter 01/01/9999, otherwise, enter the Month/Day/Year of the program. A date of March 1 st, 2017, would be recorded as 03/01/2017. If the Month/Day cannot be recalled enter the year by first entering 01/01/9999 and then correcting the year “9999” to be the year of program completion.
  • Under Type of Credential Awarded: Indicate the type of credential awarded. Typically, this is a Diploma or Equivalency Certificate.

 

    
Please enter Institution Name not the Province Name
HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION OUTSIDE OF THE PROFESSION
In this section of the application, please read and note the following;

  • Completion of this section is mandatory for all applicants, however, if no additional post-secondary education was completed, enter “not applicable” or “01/01/9999”. 
  • Under Field of Study: If not applicable, use the drop-down menu to select, “not applicable”, otherwise, select the wording that best describes the field of study completed.
  • Under Year of Graduation: If not applicable enter 01/01/9999, otherwise,  enter the Month/Day/Year of the program. A date of March 1 st, 2017, would be recorded as 03/01/2017. If the Month/Day cannot be recalled enter the year by first entering 01/01/9999 and then correcting the year “9999” to of program completion.
  • Under Type of Credential Awarded: Indicate the type of credential awarded.