Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is one of the major components in
maintaining paramedic certification within the SWORBHP region.

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Mandatory CME

Mandatory CME

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Maintaining Certification

View more details about the Maintenance of Certification Policy.

Elective CME


Elective CMEs allow Paramedics of all certification levels to tailor their education needs.

ACPs can review the CME Approval Chart found in the Pre-Approved CME Topics section below to find pre-approved CME topics to help them complete their annual MCME requirements.

Paramedics can also submit CME event for review by visiting the Submit ECME Points Section found below.

Approval Process

It is highly recommended that paramedics obtain approval for their chosen ECME topic before attending. If paramedics choose to attend without prior approval, their ECME topic may be declined, resulting in no ECME credits. To obtain pre-approval, please submit a request by visiting the PPO – Online Training section.

CME credits are allocated based on how the CME activity enhances the clinical practice of paramedicine at the certification level of the paramedic. The activity will be evaluated for educational merit. The number of credits may or may not equal the hours actually spent completing the specified CME activity, depending on the content.

Once an event has been completed, paramedics are required to submit their CME request to the PPO along with proof of attendance.

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Pre-Approved CME Topics

View our 2022 CME approval chart for information on approved topics

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Upcoming ECME Events

View upcoming events that are eligible for CME Credits.

SWORBHP Podcasts

Listen to our podcast episodes that are eligible for CME Credits.

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Submit ECME Points

Please click on the link below to initiate the process of submitting CME points for approval.

Additional Resources

Additional content and tools from SWORBHP to assist with continuous learning.



Ask MAC is an excellent resource that provides paramedics an opportunity to search our catalogue of question and answers related to the medical directives, challenging or unique calls, or other relevant topics for discussion.

Paramedics also have the ability to “Ask Medical Council” a question if they are unable to find a question on a specific topic.

All answers provided have been reviewed by, and reflect the opinions of the Medical Directors within the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program (SWORBHP).



EMS is filled with tips and tricks of the trade! Our goal is to share these tips in order to improve patient care, become more efficient and effective with patient care and provide some information that paramedics may choose to incorporate into their practice!

Paramedics can send us any tips they have picked up during their day-to-day practice. Tips submitted in this way may be featured on SWORBHP’s social media and website.