PCP COPR Exam Prep

The PCP COPR Exam Prep Course is a continuing education course which provides a review of theory in preparation for a COPR exam for PCP registration.

The ESA PCP COPR Exam Prep Course is recommended for anyone who has graduated from an Alberta College of Paramedics Approved PCP Program within the past 12 months.

This course is offered to the following PCP graduates. Please refer to fees listed below.

  • Alberta College of Paramedics Approved PCP Program graduates preparing to write the COPR exam 
  • ESA PCP Program graduates who were unsuccessful on their first attempt at the COPR Exam

Questions?  Want to enrol? Contact us today.

Delivery Prior to an ACP exam
Program Length 8 hours
Class Size Maximum 24
Next Program Start Date November 8, 2021

Program Details

PCP COPR Exam Prep Courses -   2021

Program Code: ​PCP COPR 2021-05 - Tuesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  •  Application Deadline:  Friday, May 7, 2021

Program Code: ​PCP COPR 2021-08 - Tuesday, August 10 & Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, August 6, 2021

Program Code: ​PCP COPR 2021-11 - Monday, November 8 & Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Thursday, November 4, 2021

A registration exam is a requirement for most new EMR, PCP and ACP applicants for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics. (The exception to this is those who are licensed in another province or have education or experience deemed equivalent by the Registrar.)

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) examinations are the approved registration examinations required of applicants applying to the general register of the College. (Please note: The COPR examinations now take the place of the former Provincial Registration Examinations. For more information, please see Changes to Alberta Exams.)

The COPR examinations are currently issued in all three currently recognized designations in Alberta:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
  • Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

Candidates wishing to write the upcoming COPR examination can log into their member portal profile to access the applications. If you don’t have a profile set one up.

Candidates are no longer required to have provisional registration prior to application; however, they must have their proof of program completion submitted by the school no later than 16 days prior to the exam date.

Please email questions to

To be eligible for the COPR examinations

To be eligible for the COPR examination at the PCP and ACP designation, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit an application to write a PCP and ACP, COPR examination to the College by the application deadline indicated here.
  • Completion of your education program at least 16 days prior to the exam date
  • Proof of completion of your education program to the College at least 16 days prior to the exam date

Information on the COPR Examinations

Information on the COPR Examinations can be found here:

COPR has many resources for exam candidates, including an Examination Handbook that includes information about the process, including: eligibility requirements, what to expect when applying for the exam, what happens after you apply for the exam, what happens on exam day and what to expect following the exam.

If you have any questions, please email

There is no certificate given for an PCP COPR Exam Prep Course.

An application for an PCP COPR Exam Prep Course at ESA must include the following:

  • Proof of age (minimum 18 years). A driver's license is acceptable.
  • Photocopy of an PCP certificate indicating successful completion of an PCP Program.

​ESA offers a complimentary PCP COPR Exam Prep course to graduates of the ESA PCP Program who were unsuccessful on their first attempt at the COPR exam.

  • Fees will be waived once. Offer is valid within one year of graduation from the ESA PCP Program.
  • Provide ESA with a copy of your examination results and a completed application.

It is the responsibility of an applicant to ensure an application submitted to ESA is complete and meets all prerequisites. Acceptance will be confirmed upon receipt of a complete application and full payment of fees.

Submit your completed application and payment by:

     E-mail to 

     Fax to 780-449-4787, or 

     Mail, courier or deliver it in person to: 

            Emergency Services Academy Ltd.
            2nd Floor, 161 Broadway Boulevard
            Sherwood Park AB T8H 2A8

Questions? Call 780-416-8822 or e-mail

​2021/2022 Fees

  • Administration Fee (non-refundable): $50.00
  • Tuition Fee: $125.00
  • Total Fees (including GST) for PCP COPR Exam Prep Courses are $175.​00

ESA Fees are subject to change. Notice of any changes will be listed on this website. Fees can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.  

Payment of Fees:  All course fees are payable to Emergency Services Academy Ltd. Payments may be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Debit Card. Cash payments must be for the correct amount as ESA does not keep any cash onsite. 

Funds may be transferred to Emergency Services Academy Ltd. by INTERAC e-Transfer using the ESA email address: Please email your response to security question.

Withdrawals and Refunds

  • The Administration Fee is non-refundable.
  • All fees are non-refundable as of the Application Deadline.

The PCP COPR Exam Prep Course at ESA is an eight hour course presented over one day or two evenings.

Course curriculum includes theory review.

There is no examination given in this course.


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