Pan-Canadian Essential Regulatory Requirements
Last updated: July 30, 2021
Time: 12:21 pm
COPR is thrilled to announce that the Pan-Canadian Essential Regulatory Requirements (PERRs) documents are now available for downloading, free of charge and in both official languages, below. The PERRs documents include the new Canadian Paramedic Competency Framework (CPCF), the Canadian Paramedic Regulatory Practice Standards (CPRPS) and the Canadian Paramedic Examination and Education Resources for each of the eight competence areas (EERs). Below you will also find resources to help in navigating PERRs.
COPR is committed to objective, ongoing monitoring and updating of PERRs and will continue to maintain a regulatory framework that serves as a benchmark for harmonization of paramedic practice across the country. Doing so supports paramedics in delivering the highest quality of care to individuals and communities. The PERRs project used an evidence-based and systematic process that will now guide future revisions every 5 years, if not sooner for some designations.
- Glossary of Terms
- Canadian Paramedic Examination and Education Resources
- Canadian Paramedic Regulatory Practice Standards
- Canadian Paramedic Competence Framework for the EMR
- Canadian Paramedic Competence Framework for the PCP
- Canadian Paramedic Competence Framework for the ACP
- Canadian Paramedic Competence Framework for the CCP
- What Makes a Competent Paramedic? Poster
COPR’s transition to the new framework will be gradual and will include a mapping exercise of the NOCP to the new competency framework. The mapping will be made public in spring 2024 and the examination blueprints are targeted for release later in the summer 2024. Click here for a high-level timeline of the examination transition to the new framework.
Thank you to the many individuals who helped lend their time, knowledge and expertise along the way!
The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) is comprised of provincial self-regulating and government regulatory authorities. Embracing their legislated mandates of public protection and their joint responsibility to meet the requirements of the federal Agreement on Internal Trade, on June 16, 2021, the COPR Board of Directors approved the final project charter and funding to develop Pan-Canadian Essential Regulatory Requirements (PERRs).
PERRs will describe the expectations for safe, effective, and ethical performance by paramedics to inform provincial regulatory practice standards and support the use of PERRs by educators, employers, and other key stakeholders.
Project communications will be posted to this page to assist stakeholders to stay informed.
PERRs Project Documents
Committee Terms of Reference