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Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board

The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board is responsible for examining, registering and licensing all emergency medical assistants (EMAs) in B.C., including first responders.

The board, under the authority of the Emergency Health Services Act, sets licence terms and conditions, and mandates competency requirements. In addition, the board investigates complaints and conducts hearings where necessary.

The board has three members, all appointed. By law the board must include a licensed EMA and a medical practitioner. The third member sits as the board chair and brings an expertise in arbitration and labour law.

Board Members

Click here to see the profile for: Mr. Ken M. Kramer, Chair
Click here to see the profile for: Dr. Phillip Yoon, Vice Chair
Click here to see the profile for: Mr. Bill Leverett, member

Annual Reports

2012/2013 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 1.1M)
2011/2012 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 1.0M)
2010/2011 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 745K)
2009/2010 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 687K)


Latest News

January 10, 2014

Special Exam Sessions Policy for Rural and Remote Practical Exams

Effective April 1, 2014, the EMA Licensing Board's policy on rural and remote exam sessions is:

Rural and remote exam sessions may be held by the branch at the request of British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS). Learn More

December 03, 2013

Initial Practical Exam Model Changes

Effective November 28, 2013, the EMA Licensing Board has approved changes to the initial practical exam model. Our research indicates that the process redesign to practical exams will enable the Branch to meet the growing demand for examinations without compromising the quality of the exam process. Learn More

August 13, 2013

EMA Licensing Minimum Age Requirement

Effective August 12th 2013 a new age requirement policy is in place for registrants under 19 years old. Learn More

July 5, 2013

Emergency Medical Assistants Continuing Competence System (EMACCS)

EMACCS is now available. Learn More

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