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Paramedic Equivalency Process
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AIT Equivalency

Step 1 – Obtaining Information and Forms

Individuals interested in paramedic equivalency under AIT can contact the MOHLTC at (416) 326-1561 to obtain:

  • information on the equivalency process;
  • necessary forms required for submission to the Education and Patient Care Standards (EPCS) Section of the Emergency Health Service Branch (EHSB):
    1.   AIT Paramedic Equivalency Application Form
    2. Verification of Licensure/Registration Form
  • resource materials to assist applicants in preparing for the MOHLTC AIT Jurisprudence Examination (see Step 4 for details).
Step 2 – AIT Paramedic Equivalency Application Form
  • Complete and sign the AIT Paramedic Equivalency Application Form and submit it to EPCS. When an application is received by EPCS, a file number will be generated and a file opened.  Applicants will be notified in writing that their application has been received and that EPCS is waiting for the Verification of Licensure/Registration Form (see Step 3) from the applicant’s provincial regulator.
Step 3 - Verification of Licensure/Registration Form
  • Submit the Verification of Licensure/Registration Form to their provincial regulator for completion (regulator will then forward completed/signed verification form to EPCS).
  • The applicant’s file will be reviewed by EPCS once the completed and signed Verification of Licensure/Registration Form is received.
Step 4 - MOHLTC AIT Jurisprudence Exam
  • Applicant will receive results of EPCS review of their file.
  • Approved applicants will receive instructions on how to complete the on-line MOHLTC AIT Jurisprudence Examination. The exam is a fifty (50) question multiple-choice exam designed to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge of Ontario paramedic practice standards, and provincial legislation pertaining to paramedics. 
  • Candidates will have a maximum of two (2) hours in which to complete the exam.
Step 5 – Notification of Equivalency Status
  • Candidates will receive a written report of the results of the Jurisprudence Examination.
  •  Candidates who are not successful will receive a Feedback Report to assist them in preparing for a future attempt, and information on how to apply for another attempt. 
  • Candidates have a maximum of four (4) attempts to successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination.
  • Candidates who are successful in meeting equivalency requirements will be issued an Ontario Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) and/or Advanced Care Paramedic certificate, as applicable.


Please direct any questions regarding the MOHLTC AIT Paramedic Equivalency process to:

Bill Berry
Paramedic Training Coordinator
Telephone – (416) 327-7852
Email –


Chart: Obtaining Information and Forms

For more information

Emergency Health Services Branch
5700 Yonge Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
Canada     M2M 4K5

Tel : 1-800-461-6431 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
Fax : 416-327-7911
Email :

Call the ministry INFOline at 1-866-532-3161
(Toll-free in Ontario only)
TTY 1-800-387-5559
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
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