Standards & Requirements for Certifications

Registrants are required to hold College certifications in the following specified aspects of practice before practising them:

These specified aspects of practice require additional education and training in order to obtain certification. For further information about each certification, including the specific application requirements for each certification, see the corresponding links.

All registrants with certifications must hold advanced emergency training (ACLS and/or NCLS). The College is currently in the process of phasing in updated standards for registrants’ emergency training qualifications – NALS: Click here for more information. Other registrants must maintain CPR for HCP with AED.

To maintain valid certification, registrants must satisfy the College’s Continuing Education (CE) Requirements (see Category “E”).

Application Processes

Once a registrant has successfully fulfilled the certification requirements, s/he may apply to the College for certification by submitting the corresponding application form and proof of certification requirements to the College office.

Applications should be made within one year of completing the course. Registrants should submit a complete package including the application and all supporting documentation from course completion (ideally as one PDF). Registrants will be notified when the application fee has been posted in the Invoices & Receipts area of the Registrant Online Self-Service (ROSS) system. Complete applications will be reviewed by the College as they are received, and processing typically takes 5-10 business days upon receipt of all materials and payment of the application fee.

If approved, registrants will be notified of their certification by letter, which must be received before the registrant performs the corresponding procedure(s) on patients.

How to Restore a Certification with the College

A registrant who has not maintained a certification for a specified aspect of practice  must apply to restore that certification prior to resuming that aspect of practice. To restore a certification, submit an Application for Restoration of Certification and evidence of at least four (4) hours of relevant continuing education (see: Continuing Education (CE) Requirements).

The Application is available in the Forms & Resources area of the Registrant Online Self-Service (ROSS) system. Registrants are encouraged to upload their CE information into the Continuing Education (CE) Activities in the ROSS system prior to submitting an Application for Restoration of Certification. Registrants will be notified when the application fee has been posted in the Invoices & Receipts area of the Registrant Online Self-Service (ROSS) system. Complete applications will be reviewed by the College as they are received, and the registrant will be notified if further information is required. Processing typically takes 5-10 business days upon receipt of all materials and payment of the application fee.

If approved, registrants will be notified of their certification by letter, which must be received before the registrant performs the corresponding procedure(s) on patients.