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Health and Safety Requirements

Red Deer Polytechnic is committed to meeting standards of practice by ensuring that students attain and maintain required certifications and meet recommended immunization standards. This page provides detailed information about the health and safety requirements for students who have received Official Admission to a Health Sciences program.


Placement Requirements by Program

NOTE: Please continue to monitor this webpage for updated information on Health and Safety Requirements for your program.

What is required for my program? 

Select from the following options to view the Health & Safety Requirements for your specific program. 

Bachelor of Science Nursing

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS - Refer to Submission Window below prior to submitting any requirements

First Year

  • None Required

Second Year 

  • HSPnet Consent Form
  • FOIP Consent to Release Information
  • AHS Security & Confidentiality
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Immunizations

The following certifications will be scheduled with your class: Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 

  • Fit Test (valid for two years)
  • It’s Your Move

Third Year 

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Must be dated within one month of Submission Window
  • It’s Your Move

Fourth Year 

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Must be dated within one month of Submission Window
  • Fit Test
  • It’s Your Move

SUBMISSION WINDOWS

 BScN Fall Intake – September Start 

  • May 1 - June 15 of First Year in Program 
  • May 1 - June 15 of Second Year in Program
  • May 1 - June 15 of Third Year in Program 

 BScN Winter Intake - January Start 

  • September 1 - October 15 of First Year in Program
  • September 1 - October 15 of Second Year in Program
  • September 1 - October 15 of Third Year in Program
Health Care Aide 

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS - Refer to Submission Window below prior to submitting any requirements

  • HSPnet Consent Form
  • FOIP Consent to Release Information
  • AHS Security & Confidentiality
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Fit Test (Scheduled with your class)
  • Immunizations

SUBMISSION WINDOWS

HCA Fall Intake – September Start 

  • September 1 - September 30

HCA Winter Intake - January Start 

  • January 1 - January 30

HCA Spring Intake - May Start 

  • June 1 - June 30 
Medical Lab Assistant

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS - Refer to Submission Window below prior to submitting any requirements

  • HSPnet Consent Form
  • FOIP Consent to Release Information
  • AHS Security & Confidentiality
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Immunizations

SUBMISSIONS WINDOWS

MLA Fall Intake – September Start  

  • September 1 - October 15
Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS - Refer to Submission Window below prior to submitting any requirements 

First Year

  • HSPnet Consent Form
  • FOIP Consent to Release Information
  • AHS Security & Confidentiality
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 
  • Fit Test (Scheduled with your class)
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Immunizations 

The following certifications will be scheduled with your class: Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 

  • Fit Test (valid for two years)
  • It’s Your Move

Second Year 

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 
  • It’s Your Move 

SUBMISSION WINDOWS

OPTA Fall Intake – September Start

  • January 1 - February 15 of First Year in Program
  • September 1 - October 15 of Second Year in Program
Pharmacy Technician

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS - Refer to Submission Window below prior to submitting any requirements

  • HSPnet Consent Form
  • FOIP Consent to Release Information
  • AHS Security & Confidentiality 
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Fit Test (Scheduled with your class)
  • Immunizations 

SUBMISSION WINDOWS

 Fall Intake – September Start  

  • January 1 - February 15 of Second Year in Program 
Practical Nursing 

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS - Refer to Submission Window below prior to submitting any requirements

First Year 

  • HSPnet Consent Form
  • FOIP Consent to Release Information
  • AHS Security & Confidentiality
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Immunizations

The following certifications will be scheduled with your class: Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 

  • Fit Test (valid for two years)
  • It’s Your Move

Second Year 

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Must be dated within one month of Submission Window 
  • It’s Your Move 

SUBMISSION WINDOWS

PN Fall Intake – September Start  

  • January 1 - February 15 of First Year in Program
  • September 1 - October 15 of Second Year in Program        

PN Winter Intake - January Start 

  • May 1 - June 15  of First Year in Program 
  • January 1 - February 15 of Second Year in Program 
Unit Clerk

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS - Refer to Submission Window below prior to submitting any requirements

  • HSPnet consent form
  • FOIP consent to release information
  • AHS Security & Confidentiality 
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Immunizations

SUBMISSION WINDOWS

Unit Clerk Fall Intake – September Start  

  • September 1 - September 30

Unit Clerk Winter Intake - January Start 

  • January 1 - January 31

Unit Clerk Spring Intake - May Start 

  • May 1 - May 31

How to Submit Health and Safety and Immunization Requirements 

How do I submit my Health and Safety Requirements?  

You can submit Health and Safety Requirements for your program through the SharePoint link below. Only submit within relevant submission window for your program. 

Health and Safety Requirements SharePoint Link: 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IhztOjF8XkW2eieZlP_…

How do I submit my Immunization Records

You can submit your Immunization Records for your program through the SharePoint link below. Only to be completed once HSPnet Consent Form has been submitted.

Immunization Records Link

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IhztOjF8XkW2eieZlP_…

Requirements Information

  • Click on the linked document to obtain detailed information on each requirement.
  • Acceptable format for all documents: PDF, JPG, JPEG or a screenshot ONLY.

HSPnet Consent Form (Description)

FOIP Consent to Release Form (Description)

AHS Security & Confidentiality

Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Check (must be obtained from the Police Service of the community where you reside)

Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (Prior to expiry date, must be renewed annually to continue in your program. )

Standard First Aid

Immunization Program for 2022/23 *

*For information on immunization requirements and how to submit your records, please refer to the link for Immunization Program 2022/23. 

Failure to submit the required documents will affect your progression in your chosen program.

Although Alberta Health Services (AHS) is not currently mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, not all sites where we currently place have announced changes to their policies. AHS rescinded its COVID-19 Immunization Policy effective July 18, 2022. This policy rescindment only applies to AHS, Covenant Health, Carewest, CapitalCare, and Alberta Precision Laboratories. Other sites may continue to require vaccinations in order for students to participate in clinical.

IMPORTANT! If an outbreak is declared by AHS and affects the site where you are doing a placement, you will be required to leave the placement if you do not have proof of vaccination. You will not be allowed to return until the outbreak declared by AHS to be over. Interruption of your placement can jeopardize program completion.


During your program, there may be additional certifications required (e.g., It's Your Move, Respiratory Fit Testing, Glucometer, etc.). These certifications will be announced via Blackboard or by your instructor.

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