Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Refresher

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The PCP Refresher course is designed to meet the licensing exam prerequisite requirements of the Emergency Medical Assistant Licensing Branch (EMALB) for graduates that completed a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accredited PCP certificate/diploma program or the JIBC Search and Rescue (SAR) Technician QL5A Medical Training Program.

This stand-alone course is offered in a blended online and classroom format at the JIBC Chilliwack campus. During the four weeks facilitated online portion participation is required while learners review PCP program resources, complete quizzes, engage in group discussions and write assignments. Upon completion of the online section, learners are required to attend a five day face to face classroom session followed by two days of practical assessment.

During this instructor-led workshop, students review, practice, upgrade and are evaluated on PCP skills as learned in the PCP Program.

The PCP Refresher is listed as a pre-approved activity under JIBC-PCP Refresher Course and is worth 40 continuing education credits within the EMA Continuing Competence System.

Course Outline

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Who Should Take This Course?

The PCP Refresher is the recommended course for PCP graduates who did not participate in EMALB licensing evaluation process within 12 months from the date PCP certification was issued, were unsuccessful in EMALB licensing process, or whose PCP license is suspended or expired.

The PCP Refresher workshop is also open for enrollment to graduates of the JIBC Search and Rescue (SAR) Technician QL5A Medical Training Program, licensed PCPs from out of province who want to obtain licensure in BC and currently licensed PCPs who want to "Refresh" their PCP skills. This is a great course for annual maintenance of your PCP license - 40 CE credits.

Upon completion of this course successful candidates looking to obtain licensure must apply to EMALB for examination.

Please note that this course does not guarantee success at licensure or IV endorsement.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Any JIBC graduate from the PCP, PCP_DND or SAR QL5A Medical Training program (within 12 months to 3 years) who did not obtain licensure or

  • Graduate from a CMA accredited PCP certificate/diploma program (within 12 months to 3 years) who did not obtain licensure, must provide transcript and PCP certificate or

  • Applicants with a suspended, expired or restricted EMA PCP License (within 12 months to 3 years), must provide a copy of their expired EMA License or

  • Any currently licensed Primary Care or higher Paramedic

Upcoming Courses

Location: Chilliwack Campus

Fall 2017 Term:

Sep 18-Oct 15, 2017Oct 16-20, 2017Oct 23-24, 2017Oct 25, 2017


Winter 2018 Term:

Jan 29-Feb 25, 2018Feb 26-Mar 2, 2018Mar 5-6, 2018Mar 7, 2018


 TuitionLearner Services Fee



  • Student Services Fee/Other Fees: N/A


How to Register

Call the JIBC Registration Office on 604.528.5590 or 1.877.528.5591 Toll-Free (North America only)
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International Students

International students will need to submit an application for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to have their training assessed for Primary Care Paramedic equivalency. Students should first self-assess by reviewing PCP course outlines and the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) prior to submitting a formal PLA application as fees do apply.

Prior Learning Assessment Application Form

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Last updated June 5, 2017