- 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.
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.
- 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.