PSI Chosen to Administer the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) Entry to Practice Examinations

October 16, 2023

Global Leader in Testing Solutions and foremost paramedic regulator in Canada increase testing accessibility across Canada

(GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA) — PSI Services LLC (PSI), a leading provider of high-stakes testing solutions, announced today its selection by the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) as the trusted test development and delivery partner for the administration of the COPR Entry to Practice Examinations, effective November 2023. The partnership leverages PSI’s expertise for the development and administration of COPR’s examinations, making the exam more convenient and accessible for test takers across Canada.

Following a comprehensive request for proposal process, the Selection Committee at COPR determined that PSI Services was exceptionally well-suited to develop, administer, and advance the COPR examination program. COPR Executive Director Chelsea Wilker stated, “COPR and the entire Examination Team are looking forward to working with PSI and its leading-edge practices in testing development and psychometrics.”

PSI will be doing full test development with COPR for all their examination programs and testing will be available to test takers in November. Testing will be made available to test takers by live online proctoring via PSI’s propriety platform PSI Bridge, and for test takers that require accommodations via its test centre network. PSI takes pride in their comprehensive and well-established test centre network across Canada. This network ensures accessibility and convenience for test takers, while maintaining the utmost integrity and security of COPR’s examinations.

PSI has long been a leader in the design and delivery of online proctoring solutions and continues to innovate online proctoring for both low and high stakes testing globally. PSI Bridge provides online proctoring with customizable test security, lock-down browser capabilities, candidate identity authentication, reporting, and analytics.

“We are delighted to have been selected by COPR as their full-service test provider,” remarked Isabelle Gonthier, Chief Assessment Officer at PSI. “This partnership is a testament to PSI’s unwavering commitment to providing high-quality assessment solutions to the Canadian market. We are looking forward to working with COPR and interested parties in developing and delivering valid, reliable, and fair examinations.”

Test takers may begin scheduling with PSI on October 18th and begin testing on November 15th.

About COPR

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR), founded in 2009, is comprised of self-regulating colleges and government regulators of the Paramedic profession in Canada.

The purpose of COPR is to facilitate collective and collaborative action in current and future interests of pan-Canadian Paramedic regulation and to support the development of a common understanding of provincial and federal obligations that may impact regulator functions.

COPR administers the paramedic entry to practice examination for seven regulatory jurisdictions in Canada and serves as a point of entry and body responsible for the preliminary assessment of credentials for internationally educated paramedics.

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About PSI
We partner with clients in a rapidly evolving landscape to deliver over 22 million tests every year. All backed by exceptional test taker experiences, innovative test delivery solutions, and best practice test development.

PSI’s long history of testing is grounded in proven science, the latest technology and extensive operational expertise. Our unwavering focus is on delivering frictionless and fair test taker experiences, without compromising test integrity. Whether it’s through valid test content, authorized test centres, secure remote testing with online proctoring, multi-modal test delivery, testing windows or continuous testing on-demand.

We partner with test sponsors covering the breadth of professional sectors, from healthcare and IT to numerous highly specialized industries. And we develop and deliver licensure tests across multiple industries including insurance, real estate, barber and cosmetology, construction and trades.

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