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EMR Licensing Exam

  • Licensing exam is required for all new EMR graduates, except for those who are licensed in another province
  • After 3 failed attempts, applicant must take refresher course
  • Cost: $550 + PST for each attempt
  • NEW: The EMR licensing exam is now written online in a virtually-proctored setting


  • Must complete an approved program within the last 2 years
  • Programs not approved can be submitted for an equivalency assessment

Register Online – new process!

Go to the COPR website to register. Here are the instructions:

1) Submit an Examination Application. Registration is with the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR)

  • Click on Examination Registration on the COPR website
  • Click Apply for EMR Examination
  • Click on New User to create an account
  • Select “Examination Application” and complete the application form
  • If applicable, apply for Testing Accommodations as part of the Examination Application:
    • The Disability Information form must be completed by a Regulated Health Care professional who has completed an assessment in the past year
    • Upload the completed form to the Examination Application
  • Submit fee payment ($550 +tax) for the Examination Application via credit card

2) Schedule the time of the Examination virtual proctoring session

  • COPR’s examination provider, Yardstick Assessment Strategies, will send candidates an email with instructions approximately five weeks prior to the exam date. You must complete this step to complete the EMR Examination booking

3) Ensure proof of training program completion submitted

  • If not submitted with the Examination application, documentation of successful program completion must be uploaded to the COPR Applicant Portal before the deadline. Failing to upload sufficient evidence by the deadline will result in your examination application being cancelled. The refund policy will apply.

EMR candidates must read the COPR Examination Handbook and Refund Policy.

For more details about the COPR Examination process visit www.copr.ca

2021 EMR Exam Date Registration Deadlines
November 17, 2021 Deadline: September 28 @ 4pm
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