Before completing this application, applicants must make certain that they have visited the “Member Home” page on the College’s Portal and entered all their continuing competence activities from April 1 st of last year to March 31 st of the current year.
A Paramedic must accumulate the minimum number of points that are specified for each learning category while ensuring they accumulate the overall 80 points required for each licensure year. Points are based upon;
- Section 1 – Self-Learning Activities (Mandatory)- Each hour of activity is valued at 1 point and a Paramedic must accumulate a minimum of 5 points under this category, but no more than 15 points may be used toward the overall 80 points required.
- Section 2 – Group-Learning Activities (Mandatory) - Each hour of activity is valued at 2 points and a Paramedic must accumulate a minimum of 6 points under this category.
- Section 3 – Certifications/Short Courses (Mandatory) - Each hour of activity is valued at 2 points and a Paramedic must accumulate a minimum of 4 points under this category.
- Section 4 – Interactive-Learning Activities/other than Certifications/Short Courses (Mandatory) - A Paramedic Competency Evaluation equals 4 points, while an M & M session equals 6 points. For all other activity under this section, each hour of activity is valued at 2 points and a Paramedic must accumulate a minimum of 16 points under this category.
- Section 5 – Professional Development (Non-Mandatory) - Each hour of activity is valued at 2 points and there is no minimum or maximum number of points required under this category.
For additional details, please review the College’s Policy regarding Continuing Competency Program Requirements. This may be found by going to the College’s Portal, select “Member Home” page, then under the box titled “Settings” select “Library Portal”, then under “Manage All Folders” select “Library”, then under “Library” select “Policies”.
The Annual License Renewal form is for all applicants who have been registered and licensed with the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia (the College) within the past two years.
The annual license renewal process is one tool that allows the College to ensure it serves and protects the public interest, in the practice of paramedicine, by confirming all members are current in their practice, through the use of the College’s Continuing Competency Program. The renewal process ensures member data is both up to date and accurate. Additionally, as a member of the Nova Scotia Regulated Health Professions Network, the College is obligated to collaborate with the Department of Health and Wellness to gather data that permits evidence-based decision making in respect to health workforce planning. Any data collected and provided to the Department is de-identified.
All information provided by the applicant must be true and valid. If an applicant provides any inaccurate, false, or misleading information, omits required information or submits any documents during the application process that have been altered, tampered with or forged will have their application assessment immediately cancelled and will be prohibited from applying to the College in the future. This rule applies to all information/documents received during the application process, including written correspondence from the applicant.
An applicant who possesses documentation that is not presented in the English Language must have the documentation translated to English by a certified translator. Then, the certified translator is to submit the documentation directly to the College. Any costs associated with the translation and submission of documents is the responsibility of the applicant.
The annual license renewal process requires the College to ensure that a member who is renewing their license:
- Completes the Annual License Renewal Form;
- Provides all supporting documentation; and
- Pays the annual license renewal fees.
The annual license renewal fee is $450.00. 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 for the balance if they;
- withdraw their application,
- fail to complete the application process within 6 months of their original application submission date, or
- are denied licensure.
If a member does not complete the annual license renewal requirements two weeks prior to March 31 st, they assume the risk of their license not being renewed by April 1 st. Therefore, they also assume the risk of:
- Not possessing a license with the College;
- Not being permitted to work as a Paramedic, until they complete the license renewal process; and
- Incur late fees.
Late fees are applied at the rate of fifty-dollars ($50) payable on April 1 st and escalating weekly by twenty-five dollars ($25) beginning on the first Monday after April 1 st to a maximum of $250.
Prior to completing the application form, applicants are encouraged to review the College’s Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, Bylaws and the Essential Competence Profile for the class of license they are applying for; as well as the Paramedics Act, the Paramedics Regulations “A” & “B” and associated amendments.
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 file is being assessed for completion.
College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia
Annual License Renewal Application
The Annual License Renewal Application process has between eight (8) and thirteen (13) parts to complete depending upon the type of applicant who is completing the application. The thirteen (13) parts are:
Part 1 - Information/Data (Member Profile)
Part 2 - Review of the Practice of Paramedicine in Nova Scotia
Part 3 - Jurisprudence Declarations about Practice of Paramedicine
Part 4 - Documentation Upload Requirements
Part 5 - Acknowledgements and Declarations
Part 6 - Payment of Fees
Part 7 - Review of Application and supporting documentation by College Staff
Part 8 - Review of Application and supporting documentation by the Registrar, if required
Part 9 - Review by Registration Committee, with a request for additional information if required
Part 10 - Appeal to Registration Appeal Committee, with a request for additional information, if required
Part 11 - Status and Outcome of the Application Review Process
Part 12 - Applicant Confirmation of Intent to License
Part 13 - Entry to Appropriate Roster