Breath for Life Inc

“First Aid & CPR Training in Edmonton and Area”


Emergency Medical Responder

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Emergency Medical Responder Program

Public Notice Announcement: This Course is Postponed until Further Notice

As of January 1, 2019, the length of the EMR program has changed to 240 hours. Delivery of this program means that every approved school must be compliant with the standards mandated by the Alberta College of Paramedics. Breath for Life has implemented these standards and either meets or exceeds ACP’s program expectations. Breath for Life has endeavored to keep the cost of this program competitively priced and after doing a cost analysis, Breath for Life’s cost on this program out-competes the cost of most other programs in the province.  Breath for Life has offered the EMR program to the Northern Alberta region since 2007 and is committed to delivering quality education. Students taking this course will be prepared for provincial testing by engaging in academic and practical learning to become a registered EMR. This is achieved by providing a thorough knowledge and practical foundation which also prepares the student for further EMS training. By taking this course with Breath for Life, you will experience a supportive, knowledgeable and experienced team who will help you in your learning. Breath for Life is the only school in Alberta that can offer three levels of certification when you complete this course: the first level certificate is a provincial certificate for ACP registration, the second level is a Red Cross National Certificate which can be used to apply for registration in other provinces and the third level is an Advanced First Aid Certificate. Breath for Life works closely with the Alberta College of Paramedics to ensure that standards of delivery are maintained.

This course is approved by the following agencies: Alberta College of Paramedics, the Canadian Red Cross and Alberta Advanced Education .

Coronavirus Position Statement

  • A proven track record of success when writing the ACP registration exams
  • This course is transferable to an ACP approved PCP program
  • A National Red Cross EMR e-card is available
  • A OH&S recognized Advanced First Aid e-card is available
  • A Psychological First Aid certificate
  • A BLS certificate
  • Bus Access in Front of Breath for Life’s School: Bus 70
  • Spacious classroom and practice area
  • Knowledgeable, committed and experienced instructors
  • A hands-on/practical approach
  • Ample practice time to develop your confidence
  • Free Parking

EMR Entry Requirements:

The Alberta College of Paramedics mandates that all EMR schools comply with the entry requirements detailed in the syllabus.

After reading the syllabus and the rest of this webpage; if you have any further questions please email the Program Director:

EMR Core Course Details

    • Time: 8:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Duration: 17 Days
    • EMR Fees :
      • Application fee: $125.00+ GST (Due when you register online)
      • Materials fee: $225.00 + GST
        • Your textbook/manual will be provided on the first day of the EMR Core Course with the collection of the materials fee.
      • EMR Core Course Tuition fee: $2000.00 (Note: This cost is GST exempt)
        • $500.00 registration fee is required upon registering into the EMR Core Course
        • $1500.00 tuition balance is due on the first day of the EMR Core Course
      • Package Deal:
        • The Psychological First Aid and BLS Provider Courses are discounted and offered as a package deal: $150.00. (Due on the first day of the course).
      • Standard First Aid
        • This course is a prerequisite and must be taken to receive the 240 Hour EMR Program Certificate
        • If you already have SFA certification through the Canadian Red Cross, the Heart and Stroke or St. John’s Ambulance, and your certificate is current, within one year of taking the course, please scan and send this to 
        • If you don’t have certification you must take it through Breath for Life by registering online: Standard First Aid/CPR-C
      • Total Cost: 
        • Total Cost of the EMR Core Course including materials/admin fees and the package deal: $2500.00 (applicable taxes extra). This price does not include Standard First Aid, the ITLS course or the Driver’s Education course.
      • Funding: Breath for Life’s EMR course is considered a part-time program (less than 12 weeks in duration). Although Breath for Life’s EMR Course is approved by Alberta Education, loans and grants through Alberta Student Aid do not qualify to cover tuition.
      • Registration Process:

Additional Requirements of the 240 Hr EMR Course Include:

  • International Trauma Life Support (post-requisite)
  • 40 Hour Driver Training Course
    • Fees payable to provider of choice
    • You may take the Driver Ed  course through any ACP approved provider: CTEC, Keyano College, Western Institute
      • The ITLS course and the 40 Hour Driver Training Course should be completed within 6 months of the EMR Core Course.
      • Proof of certification must be provided to achieve the 240 hour EMR Certificate

On Successful Completion of the EMR 240 Hour Program you will receive:

  • An ACP approved Breath for Life 240 Hr EMR Certificate and one official Transcript. A second transcript will be mailed to the Alberta College of Paramedics on your behalf.
  • A Standard First Aid Certificate if you are required to take this course
  • A Psychological First Aid Certificate
  • A BLS certificate
  • An ITLS certificate from a provider of your choice
  • A Driver Training Certificate: provider of choice

Note: Breath for Life has endeavored to post course dates that correspond with ACP’s exam schedule.

Emergency Medical Responder Dates




Mar 16 - 21, 23 - 28, 30 - April 3
8 AM - 5 PM

Breath for Life’s Training Facility
4443 - 99 St T6E 5B6 • MAP

Course Full

Accepted Payment Methods

Payment option cash


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