Continuing Education
and Certifications

Continuing education and Additional Training

Practicing members of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics are required to complete 20 continuing education (CE) credits each calendar year, 2 of which must be for mental health, 2 for documentation (Documentation Module >), and 10 from Areas 4, 5, 6) along with keeping certifications and skills current, in order to renew their licence for the next year.
NEW: 2024 Renewal info >

New members of the College who have trained outside of Saskatchewan may be required to complete gap training in order to remove licence restrictions. 

CE and gap training must be from approved courses. The resource below is not intended to be a comprehensive list of courses available.

Helpful info: Renewal explanations and instructions 

Agencies/Instructors: To have your course approved, visit CE Course Approvals

Note: CE credits are not awarded for mandatory skills and certifications, and credits cannot be claimed for the same course two years in a row.

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Online CME
Conferences & Workshops
Gap Training for Labour Mobility
Mandatory Certificates & Skills Training
Mental Health Education
Licence & Endorsement Education
Miscellaneous

Online CME

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Approved online courses for CE

Master Your Medics

MHS West Training Portal (no cost)

SHA Training (no cost)

2 credits per course. All courses from these sites are approved for CE Annual Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments
Documentation Module Mandatory Documentation Module 2 credits Mandatory for 2024 licence renewal
Online courses eligible for approval

24-7 EMS

10-8 Continuing Medical Education

Vector Solutions

These courses are not yet approved for 2024. They are eligible for approval. To have them approved, follow the CE Course Approval process > Annual
MyGriefToolbox.ca for Paramedics Canadian Virtual Hospice www.mygrieftoolbox.ca not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Canadian Virtual Hospice 2 credits per module All modules worth 2 credits each. Modules 4 and 5 are for mental health
Caregiver Centered Care not yet reviewed for 2024

Conferences & Workshops

Name Host & Registration Info Credits More info
Advancing Interprofessional Management of Substance Use Disorders in Saskatchewan (AIMS-SK) - April 27-29, 2023 U of S College of Medicine Module 1:
12 credits
Module 2:
10 credits
Module 3:
10 credits
Full Program Includes:
Module 1 | Foundations of Harm Reduction and Substance Use Disorders | April 27, 2023
Module 2 | Opioid Use Disorder | April 28, 2023
Module 3 | Alcohol Use Disorder | April 29, 2023
Case-based distance learning program
Website link >
Registration link >
2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusive Workplace Awareness Training - May 3, 2023 Community Engagement and Research Centre, U of R 2 credits (NOCP area 1) Register to attend, then email Jen Williams to let her know. Host will confirm attendance and Jen will issue certificate of completion.

Register here >
Canadian Paramedicine Research Day - May 25, 2023 Canadian Paramedicine Research Day 14 credits (NOCP area 1) May 25, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Gap Training for Labour Mobility

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Blood Products and Urinary Catheterization Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)
- blood products
- urinary catheterization

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Not eligible for CME n/a Please contact the listed providers for more information on the courses they offer.

Mandatory Certificates & Skills Training

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
CPR - BLS
(Basic Life Support)
Red Cross

Heart & Stroke

St. John Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

Ollinger Consultants

Athabasca Basin Medical

Hart AED CPR - instructor course

Listrom Training & Consulting

Parkland Ambulance

A-Line Medical Training

ZEL Safety
Instructors receive 2 credits

Students not eligible for credits
Expiry date Mandatory for all levels and not eligible for CME.
ITLS
(International Trauma Life Support)
ITLS Sask

Parkland Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

WPD Ambulance

ITLS Instructor Course

Ollinger Consultants

Athabasca Basin Medical

A-Line Medical Training

Full Course: 20 credits for EMRs

Refresher: 10 credits for EMRs

Instructors: 4 credits
Expiry date ITLS is mandatory for PCP, ICP, ACP, and CCP members, so they cannot claim it for CME credits.
PALS
(Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Instructors: 4 credits
Expiry date PALS/PEPP are mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim for CME credits.
ACLS
(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants

A-Line Medical Training

Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Instructors: 4 credits
Expiry date ACLS is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.
ACLS - Experienced Providers Approved as an ACLS equivalent for ACP and CCP

Due to requirements, not eligible for CME for EMR or PCP
Expiry date ACLS is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.
NRP
(Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
Heart & Stroke 

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Full course: 16 credits for non-CCP

Refresher: 8 credits for non-CCP
Expiry date NRP is mandatory for Critical Care Paramedics, so CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.
PEPP
(Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals)
PEPP 

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia 

KPS Medic Ltd

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Instructors: 4 credits
Expiry date PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits.

Mental Health Education

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Mental Health First Aid Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Listrom Training & Consulting

ABK Wellness Consulting
not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a Various dates and locations available. Check websites for more info.
The Working Mind for First Responders Mental Health Commission of Canada not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) ABK Wellness Consulting 20 credits for mental health 3 years
Online courses for CME Master Your Medics 2 credits per course Annual Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments.
MyGriefToolbox.ca for Paramedics Canadian Virtual Hospice www.mygrieftoolbox.ca not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care) Pallium Canada not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
PSPNET Wellbeing or PSPNET PTSD PSPNET not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a

Licence and Endorsement Education

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Advanced Care Paramedic Sask Polytechnic

Medavie HealthEd
20 credits n/a

Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Regina and Saskatoon. Spend less time on campus and more time studying at your convenience while in your community or at home with Blended Web-Assisted Learning.

Medavie HealthEd The didactic will take place in the virtual classroom and practical labs will be held at a few locations across Canada, including the Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) in Saskatoon

Community Paramedicine advanced certificate Sask Polytechnic 20 credits n/a NEW – Part-time Delivery (up to 4 years) and Full-Time Delivery (30 weeks). Saskatoon campus.
PCP Refresher

Sask Polytechnic

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)​

Justice Institute of British Columbia

20 credits n/a

Coming soon

Contact SIMS for more info

For a full list of EMR, PCP, ACP, and CCP education, visit Initial Education & Training >

Miscellaneous

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Various professional development Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a October - April
PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization) Heart & Stroke 10 credits 2 years PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim PEARS for CME credits.
GEMS
(Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services)
KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Full Course: 16 credits

Refresher: 8 credits
2 years
GPA
(Gentle Persuasive Approach)
Full Course: 16 credits

3 years
PART
(Professional Assault Response Training)
Sask Polytechnic 4 credits n/a
STARS Academy STARS not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
CTAS
(Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale) or CPAS (Canadian Patient Access Services)
Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 2 credits (initial training only) n/a
Medication Facilitated Intubation MD Ambulance not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
AIME
(Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies)
16 credits n/a
WHMIS
(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
Sask Polytechnic 2 credits (initial training only) n/a
ICS (Incident Command System) 6 credits (initial training only) n/a
TLR
(Transferring Lifting Repositioning)
Saskatchewan Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
Bariatric EMS 16 credits 3 years
TDG
(Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
2 credits n/a
Hospira SMART Pump not yet reviewed for 2024 n/a
Emergency Vehicles Operators Course Canadian Traffic Education Centre 16 credits n/a
H2S Alive Energy Safety Canada 2 credits n/a
Mandatory Certification Instructors CPR - BLS, ITLS, PALS, PEPP 4 credits
Course Developers same number of credits as course
SCoP Council or Committee Members 4 credits
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