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Cira, your choice for Physical Agility Assessments

Introduction to Cira

Cira is pleased to announce 3 different services for Paramedic candidates seeking employment. We are uniquely qualified to provide superior testing to evaluate Paramedics across Ontario.

We offer the following:

  • Physical Agility Assessments (PAA)
  • Preparatory Testing (Prep Test)
  • Re-Test

Physical Agility Assessments (PAA)

Cira’s PAA is a functional assessment of a potential employee’s physical abilities. This assessment is a screening tool for employers to determine if their potential candidate is suitable to perform all the physical requirements of the job. This assessment utilizes the finest computerized testing equipment in the industry, the ARCON. Not only do we have the finest equipment but we combine our assessment with a thorough physical exam conducted by a Regulated Health Professional. Therefore, our assessment combines the functional data obtained from the ARCON, information obtained from an assessment performed by a Regulated Health Professional, and job specific testing. All of this information is gathered and cross-referenced and the final recommendation of fit or not fit to perform the job is made.

Fee: $225.00 + HST ($254.25) Per Assessment testing maximums which may be used for multiple services)

Preparatory Testing (Prep Test)

This session is geared so the Paramedic Candidate can become familiar with the components of the Physical Agility Assessment (PAA), and have an opportunity to practice various components of the test.

Components of the Prep Program:

  • Instruction time with a certified ARCON evaluator to go over components of the PAA.
  • The candidate will get to practice the actual tests and receive feedback.
  • One page handout will be given to the candidates outlining the requirements of the test and if any deficiencies were noted in any of the tests.
  • Instruction given to improve candidates’ techniques.
  • Suggestions given as to which exercises can be done to improve overall performance.

Fee: $75.00 + HST ($84.75) Per Assessment

Re-Test

Cira will be accepting Re-Tests for those candidates who were deficient in specific areas and who will require a retest to ensure they achieve a passing grade on the PAA. This re-test only involves re-testing of the functional components on the ARCON technology. Re-tests will only permitted within 3 months of initial assessment. You will be asked to provide the date and time of your original assessment to confirm that you are eligible for a re-test.

Fee: $135.00 + HST ($152.55) Per Assessment

NO REFUNDS OR RE-SCHEDULES

Please note once your appointment is confirmed you will not be able to change it.

General Information

What to wear:
Candidates must wear paramedic uniform pants and paramedic work boots for all portions of testing, including the CAFT step test. Please ensure boots are clean and dry. You will not be able to participate in the testing if you do not have the noted above attire. This will be considered a missed appointment and you will not be refunded or be able to re-schedule appointment.
What to avoid:
Avoiding strenuous activities 12 hours before; stimulants (coffee, energy drinks, etc.) for 6 hours before your testing; and lotions that would make your palms greasy.
What to bring:
Drivers License for Identification, necessary Meds, glasses.
Appointment Arrival:
Arrive at the assessment centre 15 minutes prior to your confirmed booking time, with proper identification. Note: this will be considered a missed appointment if you do not arrive on time, so please ensure you give yourself enough time due to inclement weather or increased traffic times during the day.
What to expect:
Assessment is performed by our qualified testing team consisting of a Regulated Health Professional and Certified ARCON evaluator. Please allot 1 hr and 20 minutes for duration of assessment. We will let you know immediately if you are fit or unfit to perform the duties of the EMS Services that you have tested against. You will leave with a signed form(s) stating whether you met the physical requirements of the job. Please note that it is your responsibility for providing a copy of your fit form to the EMS Service that you are applying to, ensure you keep a copy for your own records.
Please be aware that our office is a latex and perfume free environment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – FEBRUARY 3, 2015

No certificates will be re-issued for Halton, Peel or Toronto EMS dated before December 2014 as the criteria was increased at that time, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Booking Process

STEP 1:
Decide if you would like to book the PAA assessment for 1 EMS service or multiple services. If you choose to be assessed for 1 EMS service at the time of booking and then change your mind at the time of the assessment it will be at a charge of $50.00, plus HST.
STEP 2:
Complete the online booking form below.
STEP 3:
Payment is required prior to securing your PAA appointment. Payments can be made with Visa or MasterCard. NO REFUNDS.

Online Referral Form - Physical Agility Assessment (PAA)

Client Information

Assessment Locations & Time

The dates that appear below for Prep Tests and Retests are updated daily. Should you require other dates, locations and/or times, please check back daily. For all other additional questions please email us at employerreferrals@cirahealth.ca

Terms & Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully, by clicking book appointment below you are agreeing to these terms and conditions below.

Candidates must wear paramedic uniform pants and paramedic work boots for all portions of testing, including the CAFT step test. Please ensure boots are clean and dry. You will not be able to participate in the testing if you do not have the noted above attire. This will be considered a missed appointment and you will not be refunded or be able to re-schedule appointment.

Arrive at the assessment centre 15 minutes prior to your confirmed booking time, with proper identification. Note: this will be considered a missed appointment if you do not arrive on time, so please ensure you give yourself enough time due to inclement weather or increased traffic times during the day.

Cancellation Policy:

No Refunds and No Re-schedules.


Timeslots are available as of November 30, 2017

Assessment Locations & Time

Please review the information you have provided and click the button below to book your assessment

Cancellation Policy:

All assessments are non-refundable.

Note: ONE APPOINTMENT SLOT PER PERSON (duplicate appointments will not be honored)


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