The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) requires all Primary Care Paramedics to complete a CPAFLA fitness assesment as part of your application package:
A high proportion of job-related injuries to paramedics occur when lifting patients. Physical fitness is critical to maintaining the wellness of paramedics, and fitness must be incorporated in the overall philosophy of the occupation. As part of the application package you will need to complete a physical fitness assessment entitled the Canadian Physical Appraisal of Fitness and Lifestyle Approach (CPAFLA) – 3rd edition. This is a national standardized test of fitness designed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiologists (CSEP), and administered only by professionals with a minimum certification level of Certified Fitness Consultants (CFC) as determined by CSEP.
You can get your CPAFLA completed here at Peak Centre by a certified member of staff (cost: $130 + HST).
For more information & to book your appointment get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org (604-299-7959)
The JIBC document below describes the process in more detail.