Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default Are EMT Certs transferable to Canada?

    I will be taking both my FF I, II and my Emt certs in Texas. I know the FF certs are good in Canada, but I'm not sure about the EMT. I'm asking as I'm a dual citizen, so I have the option of working in either Country.

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006


    You MIGHT be able to get reciprocal certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (basically first responder here), but you wouldn't be able to be on an ambulance with that. Canadians realize that 3 weeks of training is not enough preparation to have people's lives in one's hands for the length of an ambulance transport.

    Canadian BLS providers get college degrees before they set foot in an ambulance.

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006


    How do you have enough people to staff ambulances if you have to have a college degree to provide BLS?

  4. #4
    Forum Member sweetpete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008


    Canadian EMS is no better or worse than US EMS. I went thru academy with some Canadians and they were equally trained to our standards. However, as far as transferring your EMS certs, I don't think that's going to work. Even with national registry.

    You'll probably have to take some Canadian courses to make it happen.

  5. #5
    Forum Member PNEFD23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008


    In Ontario, there is an equivalency process. Basically, you need 450 hrs of street time, a letter of reference and training records from the agency you worked for, original certificate or diploma, plus course curriculum from the institution you received you're training.

    If you're nationally registered, you do not need you're diploma/certs, or course outline.

    After that, there is a skills test and evaluation to determine eligiblity a to write the A-EMCA and be certified as an Ontario PCP (Primary Care Paramedic)

    The only other way is the 2 year college program that everyone else has to go through to become a Paramedic.

    As far as other provinces, you'll have to check therm out.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Are EMT Certs transferable to Canada?
    By Darklynoon in forum Probie House: The Place for Newbies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-25-2009, 04:19 PM
  2. Is the US EMT training transferable to Canada?
    By Darklynoon in forum Probie House: The Place for Newbies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-24-2009, 07:03 PM
  3. Great Article- How to Identify Your Transferable Skills
    By CALFFBOU in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-19-2009, 02:30 PM
  4. Certs in AF
    By hornedfrog2000 in forum Federal & Military Firehouse Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-16-2007, 07:09 AM
  5. state certs to dod certs?
    By hotshotbean in forum Federal & Military Firehouse Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2006, 09:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts