Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) + Employment Written Entry Exam and Recruitment Preparation - complete AEMCA/Paramedic Practice Exams.
An Ontario paramedic, of any level, must hold Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) qualifications or training and qualifications recognized as equivalent.
AEMCA qualifications are acquired by first completing a paramedic program from an approved college. Upon completion, you must pass a provincial examination (AEMCA) set by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to receive certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant. Then you must pass a Written Exam, Practical Exam and Interview at your chosen EMS Service.
"My name is Craig Brydges and I am a Primary Care Paramedic with Niagara Region EMS...I feel the practice AEMCA Exam and the Employment Entry Exam is a great way to gain valuable knowledge and skills. I know how hard it is to land a career these days given the current shortage of positions and the mass release of qualified Paramedics every year. Unfortunately the industry for the time being is a survival of the fittest...The information that can be aquired through such a program may just give you that extra boost when applying for a job with various services" C. Brydges, October, 2008