In brief, paramedics need 10 patient contacts each year as well as no more than 90 days out of service, Those who have more than 90 days away from practice undergo a Return to Clinical Practice to maintain their Certification.
Each Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) must:
Each Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) must:
The RPPEO Certification Year runs from February 1 through January 31. Each paramedic must complete annual maintenance of certification requirements by the end of the day of January 31 each year.
For more details, see the RPPEO Certification Policy below.
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At the RPPEO, the annual certification period begins on February 1 at 00:00hrs.
Paramedics must meet minimum annual requirements, as set out in the Provincial Maintenance of Certification Standards (MoCS) outlined in Appendix 6 of the Ontario Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALS PCS) (see below).
The RPPEO examines each paramedic’s record to be sure that they’ve completed the minimum requirements for re-certification. If minimum requirements are met, the paramedic receives a certification letter on February 1 indicating their authorized scope of practice for the coming certification year.
If the minimum requirements are not met, the paramedic is deactivated and receives such notice. Deactivation for any reason means that the paramedic is not authorized to practice until the issues identified are corrected.
Paramedics who fail to meet the minimum requirements for annual recertification at the end of the annual certification period will be deactivated at the beginning of the next certification period, the 1st of February at 00:00hrs.
From Appendix 6 of the Ontario Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards: