Become a Primary Care Paramedic

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Victoria's premier emergency medical training agencyWhy choose us?

Very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly instructors. I highly recommend HeartSafe to anybody who is looking to take any paramedic courses.” – Nora V.

  • Great instructors
  • Updated curricula
  • NOCP compliant
  • EMA Approved
  • Frequent courses
  • Best pricing
  • Exam preparation
  • Central location
  • Free parking

Why Should I Take the PCP Course With HeartSafe EMS?

  • A very experienced Instructor cadre. Many are Licensed at Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) level and all are Licensed as PCP Paramedics as a minimum.
  • Can apply directly to the BC Ambulance Service for employment once all of the EMA Licensing requirements are completed
  • Licensed PCP Paramedics are always in demand with the industrial Medic sector, as well the oil/gas, mining and pipeline construction sectors
  • Frequent intakes, and courses will always run with 10 or more students
  • The most up to date program that meets all the required National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as published by the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC)
  • Written by a long-term BCAS ACP / ITT Paramedic – Mike Billingham (Creative Paramedical Education founder)
  • Course recognized and approved by EMA Licensing of BC, Province of BC
  • Course recognized and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB Registration #3876. For more information on PTIB Accreditation, please visit privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca

Become a Primary Care Paramedic with help from HeartSafeSee what it takes

Start your Paramedic training with HeartSafe EMS Paramedic Training Ltd. – The Primary Care Paramedic Course builds on top of your existing knowledge; entry into the PCP Program requires proof of completion of an approved Emergency Medical Responder course. If you are interested in this course, please consider our sister company, HeartSafe EMS Ltd at www.heartsafeems.com


All applicants applying for the PCP program must meet the following criteria and include all of the following in their registration package:

  • Minimum of 19 years of age. Photocopy of Government issued ID with picture (Driver’s License or Passport preferred)
  • Copy of prospective student’s resume
  • Completed HeartSafe EMS PCP Course Application Form enclosing the $85.00 fee (non-refundable)
  • High school or post secondary diploma or equivalent (photocopy). Mature students, 25 years or older, may also be accepted without proof of high school graduation.
  • Copy of their EMR Certificate (photocopy); If an applicant does not have a current EMR certificate, he or she can be considered for enrollment based on a previous PCP or ACP certificate / License and a minimum of 5 years of actual Ambulance experience
  • Current criminal record check done through your local Police Department. Must be specifically done for children and vulnerable population sectors.
  • Current BCEHS employees may use their current criminal record check (please provide copy).
  • Immunization record (photocopy)
  • Current CPR C / AED Certificate (photocopy)
  • Copies of the Confidential Letter of Recommendation (x2)
  • Completed Paramedic Statement of Fitness

Incomplete application packages may be submitted while waiting for further documentation, but acceptance will only be completed once the application process and documentation process is complete.

This program is a rigorous and comprehensive course of full-time study. The academic demands will be considerable and motivation for a health care career is important for success. The student should have unquestioned integrity, be emotionally mature, and physically capable of dealing with patients and the demands of an emergency care provider. Study time over and above what is done in class is estimated at 3 – 4 hours/night.

All applications are subject to approval and acceptance by HeartSafe EMS Paramedic Training Ltd. All acceptances are at the sole discretion of HeartSafe EMS Paramedic Training Ltd. An in-person interview may be requested, before the applicant is approved for entry into the course of Instruction, at the sole discretion of HeartSafe EMS Paramedic Training Ltd.

Once a student has been accepted into the program, they will need to sign the completed PTIB Student Contract.

Course ScheduleSee upcoming PCP courses

Jan. 7th - Apr. 19th, 2019
Victoria (full time)
  • #5-3948 Quadra St
  • 0800 to 1700 Mon. to Fri.
  • space available
Sept. 9th - Dec. 20th, 2019
Victoria (full time)
  • #5-3948 Quadra St
  • 0800 to 1700 Mon. to Fri.
  • space available


Course Tuition and Other Costs

PCP Course Fees
  • – Tuition: $7600 – $1000 scholarship = $6600
  • – Textbooks + Workbooks = $600
  • – Competency Assessment + Fit Test = $600
  • – Application Fee = $85
Other Costs Not Paid to HeartSafe
  • – Cost of Pre-requisites
  • Uniform (Approx. $500)
  • – Travel/accommodation/meals for Preceptoring/Clinical days
  • – Licensing fees for Province of BC
  • – Annual upkeep of CME Credits and CPR Certification



PCP Jobs & Careers Find out about emplyment opportunities

The BC Ambulance Service hires both part-time and full-time Paramedics in BC, and the Alberta Health Services does the same in Alberta.

As a Primary Care Paramedic, you’ll also find your skills in demand by air ambulance and fire protection services around the province and Western Canada. You’ll also find job opportunities in the military, at mine sites, and at industrial manufacturing, milling and processing sites.

There is currently a major demand for Paramedics as Industrial Medics in the oil and gas sector in both BC and Alberta.

We can help you with the search for employment in this booming industry. Check out the listing we have assembled for you.

The teamMeet the people that make it all happen.

Paul Stone
President & CEO
Mike Billingham
Program Developer
Jeremy Stone
General Manager
George Hleboff
Chief Instructor
Dale Aylward
Heather Embury

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#5-3948 Quadra St, Victoria BC

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Phone: 1-778-533-1550
Email: info@primarycareparamedic.com