Candidates are asked to follow of the instructions noted below: 

 BEFORE THE DAY OF TESTING:     

  • Candidates MUST download, print, complete, and sign the PAR-Q form that can be accessed on the OPPAT website; all four (4) pages MUST be brought to their appointment
  • Candidates who answer “yes” to any of the general health questions listed on page 1, must also complete pages 2 and 3 of the questionnaire.
  • Candidates who answer “yes” to any of the questions on pages 2 and 3, must have written medical authorization from their physician or other regulated healthcare practitioner that clearly indicates that the candidate can participate in physical demands testing.
  • Candidates with a resting blood pressure that is above 150/95 mmHg, and/or a resting heart rate above 100bpm must have written medical authorization from their physician or other regulated healthcare practitioner that clearly indicates that the candidate can participate in physical demands testing.
  • Candidates who have a pre-existing medical condition or who experience ‘white coat syndrome’ are strongly encouraged to bring medical authorization from their healthcare provider.
  • Female candidates who may be pregnant or who have a confirmed pregnancy are also required to complete the eParMed-X+ (see link below) and they must also have written medical authorization from their physician or other regulated healthcare practitioner that clearly indicates that the candidate can participate in physical demands testing

ALL medical documentation signed by a regulated healthcare provider must be dated within 30 days of the candidates’ appointment.

Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will have their test cancelled; NO refund will be issued. NO EXCEPTIONS.  

 

Candidates are asked to REFRAIN from:

  • participating in a physical demands test with another provider at least 48 hours prior to their OPPAT appointment;
  • engaging in strenuous activity at least 12 hours prior to their OPPAT appointment;
  • riding-out or working on the road with a paramedic service organization at least 12 hours prior to their OPPAT appointment; and,
  • consuming caffeine (including coffee, tea, energy drinks) at least 8 hours prior to their OPPAT appointment.

Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will have their test cancelled; NO refund will be issued. NO EXCEPTIONS.  

ON THE DAY OF TESTING:

Candidates MUST:

  • have their hair above their collar, wear their school or allied services’ uniform, and wear their regulation safety boots or shoes (please note: to avoid unnecessary slips, trips or falls, we ask candidates that during the winter months they bring their safety boots / shoes with them and put them on at the start of the test);
  • arrive 15 minutes PRIOR to their scheduled appointment time
  • take their regularly prescribed medications;
  • bring one piece of government issued photo identification;
  • bring their completed  PAR-Q+ health screener formand eParMed-X+ form (if applicable) and all medical authorization forms (if applicable); and,
  • Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will have their test cancelled; NO refund will be issued. NO EXCEPTIONS.