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 check back for updated information on December 15, 2022. The information below is currently being revised and will be updated. Please wait to receive information on when and how to submit your requirements when you start your program.
- What is required for my program?
Health and Safety Requirements may vary by program. Select your program from the below options to view the requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure you are referring to the correct chart.
- Bachelor of Science Nursing and Practical Nurse
- Medical Laboratory Assistant, Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Social Work
Program of Study Requirements Medical Laboratory Assistant Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Pharmacy Technician Social Work HSPnet Consent Form Yes Yes Yes N/A FOIP Consent to Release Form Yes Yes Yes N/A AHS Security & Confidentiality Yes Yes Yes N/A Criminal Record Check Yes Yes Yes Yes Vulnerable Sector Check No Yes No Yes Immunizations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yearly Influenza Immunization Recommended Recommended Recommended Recommended Standard First Aid N/A Yes N/A N/A COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended Recommended Recommended Recommended Heart & Stroke Foundation - Basic Life Support (BLS) N/A CPR
Year 1 - prior to first clinical
Year 2 - annually before expiry
N/A N/A Respiratory Fit Test Yes Yes No Yes
- Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk
- Click on the linked document to obtain detailed information on each requirement.
- Acceptable format for all documents: PDF, JPG, JPEG or a screenshot ONLY.
Police Information Check (must be obtained from the Police Service of the community where you reside)
Yearly Influenza Immunization* (available in October)
Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (must be renewed annually to continue in your program, prior to expiry date)
*Immunization requirements are currently under review. Instructions on how to submit immunizations will be shared with students once finalized.
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.