BLS and PBLS are Basic Courses.
ALS, ILS, EPALS, EPILS and NLS are Advanced Courses.
BIC and GIC are Instructor Courses. The BIC is the relevant instructor course for Basic Courses. The GIC is the relevant instructor course for the Advanced Courses.
Providers who complete a Basic Instructor Course become IC for a certain course type e.g. BLS. If they afterwards attend another basic course type e.g. PBLS they would theoretically become IC for that course type by definition (having already done a BIC). However, to guarantee a sufficient level of skills and knowledge countries might ask these providers to at least have done an additional dedicated BIC skill module in either PBLS or BLS.
- Course Collaboration Agreement (CCA)
A CCA is an agreement between the ERC and a registered legal body in order that this legal body is assigned CC permissions for a country without an NRC or where the NRC is not interested in taking responsibility for ERC courses.
- Cardiac Arrest Simulation (CAS)
On ERC courses, there may be Scenario Demonstrations (CASdemos), as well as sessions covering scenario teaching
(CASteachs) and assessment (CAStests).
- Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Multiple choice is a form of assessment in which respondents are asked to select the best possible answer (or answers) out of a list or True/False option.
A Retest grants a participant the opportunity to repeat a practical Skill or CASTest during the current course.
A Resit is granting a participant the opportunity to repeat their MCQ or CASTest Retest on a future course or a specific
limited course for this purpose.
Recertification is the process of renewing a course-related ERC qualification.
The Document Library is the online collection of available ERC Documents on the ERC website.
- Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) factor
The COLA factor is the percentage of the Gross National Income (GNI) of a country in relationship to the “High Income” GNI from the list of the World Bank, rounded off to the nearest 10, with a minimum of 20% and a maximum of 100%. Thelist of COLA factors is confirmed by the Board annually.