• Basic Courses

BLS and PBLS are Basic Courses.

  • Advanced Courses

ALS, ILS, EPALS, EPILS and NLS are Advanced Courses.

  • Instructor 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.

  • BIC skill modules

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.

  • Retest

A Retest grants a participant the opportunity to repeat a practical Skill or CASTest during the current course.

  • Resit

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

Recertification is the process of renewing a course-related ERC qualification.

  • Document Library

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.