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Canadian Paediatric Society

Provider Resources

Becoming an NRP Provider

Finding an NRP course

Preparing for your NRP course

Competency: The NRP is an educational program designed to teach individuals and teams who may be required to resuscitate newborn babies. Completion of an NRP course does not mean that an individual is competent to perform the skills of neonatal resuscitation.


  • I am an NRP Provider. How do I maintain my status?

    Provider status is to be renewed every 2 years or sooner depending on professional/institutional requirements. Provider status is renewed by reading the 7th edition textbook, successfully completing the online exam, and participating in a Provider course.

    In exceptional circumstances, institutions and/or regions have permitted an extension or a "grace" period, extending NRP Provider registration for periods of several weeks to allow for scheduling of courses or academic calendars. This grace period should not exceed three months however the length of the extension is at the discretion of the institution.  Please note that the Provider’s original renewal date will remain unchanged. Extension of Provider status should be the exception rather than the rule, reserved for unexpected or unavoidable circumstances. Please see Maintaining Current Provider Status for more information.

    Revised:  April 12, 2018

  • What happens if I lose my NRP Provider card?

    You can view/print your NRP Provider card online at any time by logging in to the  NRP database.  

    Revised:  June 15, 2018

  • I am preparing for the NRP Provider course. Which lessons am I required to complete?

    All lessons of the 7th edition are now mandatory. The 7th edition exam has been divided into 2 parts: lessons 1-5 and 6-11.

    Individual and integrated skills stations will focus on the practice context of the practitioners attending the Provider course. For example, practitioners who are required to perform or assist in all levels of resuscitation will complete the skills stations reflective of their care environment, and simulations will reflect this as well. For those practitioners whose skill set or scope of practice does not include the full extent of resuscitation, the individual and integrated skills stations will reflect their role in resuscitation.

    Revised:  April 12, 2018

Last updated: Jun 15 2018