I was curious whether the Primary Care Paramedic Level 1 professional credential could be applied later to civilian life, which is what the Forces says one attains by doing direct entry. I would like to start training with the Forces, and not take the route of SEP. At the same time I do not want to join the forces under direct entry and ultimately limit my future career options by not being able to apply what I learned in the Forces to civilian life. My concern is that I go through Direct Entry and receive the professional credential of PCP Level 1, that this might only be applied to the Forces. If this is the case then If I train as a Medical Technician through the Forces and received the professional credential of PCP Level 1, that outside of the Forces I may have to attend College for 2 years to attain my PCP Level 1. This is of great concern to me because I am at a stage in my life where I would like to invest a significant amount of time in the Forces, at the same time I want to know that I have options outside of the Forces. It would suck to work as a Med Tech for several years and decide that I'd like to be a paramedic outside of the Forces, only to realize that I am not certified to do so outside of the Forces.