Frequently asked questions

How do I get certified in first aid and CPR?


Getting certified in first aid and CPR is an easy and quick process;

  1. Select the date you would like for one of our courses by going to the "Course Dates" tab.

  2. Once you have decided which date you want to sign up for, click on the red buitton that has the date you want. This will take you to our registration form.

  3. Fill out the registration form and click the "Submit" button.

  4. You will receive an email confirming that we have your registration and that you will soon receive another email from us with a confirmation of your course details.

  5. Attend the class - You must attend the class and participate fully.

  6. Once you have completed your training, you will receive a temporary certification card.

  7. You will receive an email from The Canadian Red Cross, which will contain a wallet sized and larger certificate for wall display. (Participants usually receive their emailed certificates within two weeks.)




How do I renew my first aid and CPR certification?


To renew your first aid and CPR certification, follow these steps;

  1. Select the date you would like for one of our courses by going to the "Course Dates" tab.
  2. Once you have decided which date you want to sign up for, click on the red buitton that has the date you want. This will take you to our registration form.
  3. Fill out the registration form and click the "Submit" button.
  4. You will receive an email confirming that we have your registration and that you will soon receive another email from us with a confirmation of your course details.
  5. Attend the class - You must attend the class and participate fully.
  6. Once you have completed your training, you will receive a temporary certification card.
  7. You will receive an email from The Canadian Red Cross, which will contain a wallet sized and larger certificate for wall display. (Participants usually receive their emailed certificates within two weeks.)




How long is first aid and CPR certification valid?


First Aid and CPR certification is valid for three years. However, some employers require their employees to renew certification more often. A good example of this is where health care professionals usually need to renew the CPR portion of their training every year.




How much does First Aid, CPR training cost?


The price of First Aid, CPR training depends on what type of training you require and whether you are certifying for the first time, or if it has been more than three years since your last class, or if you are renewing your certification. Here is our price list:

For First time students, or those who have not had training within the past three years;

  • CPR/AED Level C, or HCP - $70
  • Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C, or HCP - $85
  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C, or HCP - $120

For Re-certification (Students who have certified within the past three years);

  • CPR/AED Level C, or HCP/BLS - $50
  • Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C, or HCP - $60
  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C, or HCP - $80




What’s the difference between Emergency First Aid with CPR/AED and Standard First Aid with CPR/AED?


Emergency First Aid, CPR/AED course is a basic one-day course which offers the following;

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies (Choking)
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies (Asthma, severe allergies, hyperventilation, heart attack, stroke)
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care (Cuts, burns, nosebleeds)
  • CPR and AED training

Standard First Aid, CPR/AED course is a comprehensive two-day course offering the following;

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies (Choking)
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies (Asthma, severe allergies, hyperventilation, heart attack, stroke)
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care (Cuts, burns, nosebleeds)
  • CPR and AED training
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies (Fainting, diabetic emergencies, seizures)
  • Environmental emergencies (Heat stroke, hypothermia, frostbite)
  • Poisons




What do all of these initials stand for?


Here is what the most common initials stand for and a brief explanation of each;

  • CPR – Cardiopulmonary Respiration
    • A procedure to support and maintain breathing and circulation for an infant, child, or adult who has stopped breathing and, or whose heart has stopped.
  • AED – Automatic External defibrillator
    • A portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electricity which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
  • HCP – Health Care Provider
    • A person who is licensed to provide health services in the province. A person such as a Nurse, Doctor, Paramedic, or a Dental Hygienist who is required to learn additional skills needed in a health care setting.




What should I bring to First Aid, CPR training?


It’s always a good idea to bring a pen and some paper for taking notes. For our all-day classes, we recommend you bring a lunch, as there are no nearby restaurants in the immediate area of some of our locations. We also recommend wearing comfortable clothing.





 Kim Mundle

First Aid

Instructor

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