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):
- AIT Paramedic Equivalency Application Form
- 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:
Paramedic Training Coordinator
Telephone – (416) 327-7852
Email – email@example.com