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Canadian Paediatric Society

Provider Resources

Become an NRP Provider

  1. Meet the registration guidelines.
  2. Pre-read the NRP textbook.
  3. Complete the online NRP exam within 30 days of the in-person course.
  4. Complete the NRP in-person course. Find a course.

Roles and Responsibilities of the NRP Provider

  • Deliver care according to current national standards of care relevant to their profession and experience, recognizing that NRP is an educational tool and does not imply or regulate clinical competence.
  • Review and perform all components of the NRP Course on a regular basis, including new guidelines.
  • Know their own limitations, and seek resources and assistance when required.

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.

FAQs

  • How do I print my NRP Provider card? What if I forgot my username and/or password, or have been "locked out" of my account?
    • Login to the NRP database. If you forgot your username and/or password, click "Reset/Forgot your password" and enter the email you used to register for the course. You will get an email with your username and a link to change your password. Once logged in, you will find your card in the "My Records" tab.
    • If you get a message saying that you have been "locked out", then you are attempting to login to the CPS member area. Please follow the NRP datasbase link above directly.
    • If your email is not recognized in the database, contact nrp@cps.ca for help.

    Revised: November 5, 2018

  • I recently took an NRP Provider course but have not received an email. What should I do?

    There are a few reasons why you may not have received an email:

    • Please check your junk/spam folder, as it sometimes ends up there.
    • You only receive an email with a link to set up your account after attending your first course. After that, you can login to your existing account at any time to print your new card in the NRP database. If you forgot your username and/or password, click "Reset/Forgot your password" and enter the email you used to register for the course. You will get an email with your username and a link to change your password. Once logged in, you will find your card in the "My Records" tab.
    • Your instructor may not have entered the course yet, or there may have been a typo in your email. Contact nrp@cps.ca for help.

    Revised: November 5, 2018

  • What continuing education/professional development credits can I claim for NRP?

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    • Class time: 2 Section 2 credits/hour
    • Online exam: 3 Section 3 credits/hour (up to 10 hours)   

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada

    • Class time: 2 Mainpro + Group Learning credits/hour
    • Online exam: N/A

    The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

    • Class time: 1 credit/hour
    • Online exam: N/A

    Nurses

    • Can log their course time as part of their provincial regulatory body’s continuing competency requirements.

    Midwives

    • Can log their course time as part of their provincial regulatory body’s continuing competency requirements.

    Revised: September 14, 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

  • How do I maintain my NRP Provider 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

  • I am moving to another province. Will my NRP Provider status be recognized there?

    Yes, NRP Provider status is portable across Canada. 

    Revised:  September 1, 2016

Last updated: Nov 15 2018