St. John Ambulance First Aid and CPR Courses

St. John Ambulance has been ensuring the health, safety, and quality of life for Albertans since 1897. St. John Ambulance offers the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art First Aid and CPR Courses for the workplace, the home, and the community.

The best way to determine the appropriate course, is to first determine the required level of First Aid and then match it with the required CPR skills.

Alberta/BC Certificate of Portability Application and Registration fee is $30 (price will vary between provinces)
Under the Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) between Alberta and British Columbia, a current Alberta certificate in Emergency, Standard or Enhanced First Aid Certification issued by an Alberta Approved First Aid Training Agency will be recognized in British Columbia.
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Enhanced Standard First Aid
This comprehensive 3-day course is for those requiring more in-depth first aid training, is a pre-requisite for the SJA Instructor Development Program, and is the required pre-requisite for the EMR Program.
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Emergency First Aid – CPR A & AED
In this one-day course, students will learn to recognize and provide interventions for life-threatening emergencies until medical aid arrives.
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Standard First Aid – CPR C & AED
This two-day course covers all the skills in Emergency First Aid plus first aid for other injuries and illnesses including head and spinal injuries, fractures of the upper and lower limbs.
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Standard First Aid – HCP CPR
This course is intended for Health Care Providers and includes all the skills in Emergency First Aid plus first aid for other injuries and illnesses, including head and spinal injuries, fractures of the upper and lower limbs, and the Health Care Provider (HCP) level of CPR and AED.
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First Aid in Child Care
This two-day course is designed for professional child care workers, but great for parents and all caregivers. This course includes emergency life saving skills and first aid topics with a focus on children.
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Advanced First Aid (AFA)
This 80-hour course provides a more in-depth coverage of basic First Aid and also includes triage, rescue, advanced packaging, oxygen administration, and AED certification. It is ideal for workplace first aiders and response teams requiring a higher level of training and is approved by Alberta Workplace Health & Safety as meeting the requirements for Advanced First Aid.
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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 
This 120-hour course provides advanced level knowledge and skills to prepare students for the pre-hospital emergency care field. This course is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics and meets the requirement for registration and examination at the EMR level.
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Medical First Responder (MFR)
This 40 hour course exceeds Standard First Aid content and covers topics including, HCP CPR, AED, oxygen administration, trauma and medical emergencies, spinal motion restriction, and basic anatomy and physiology.
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Instructor Development Program
The IDP Program prepares participants to become nationally qualified St. John Ambulance First Aid and CPR Instructors.
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CPR Level A – AED
In this course, students will learn to activate Emergency Medical Services, provide assistance to an adult whose heart has stopped or who is choking, and learn to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke. This course also includes AED certification.
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CPR Level C – AED  
In this course, students will learn to activate Emergency Medical Services, provide assistance to an adult, child, or infant whose heart has stopped or who is choking, learn to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke, and learn 2-rescuer CPR. This course also includes AED certification.
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WHMIS Plus and Introduction to the GHS 
This is a comprehensive course which meets the legislated general WHMIS training requirements for both federal and provincial/territorial workplaces. An additional module introduces participants to the GHS.
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Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 
TDG meets provincial road requirements and includes classification, identification and emergency response planning plus information on bulk transportation of hazardous waste.
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First Aid in the Wilderness
This course trains participants to provide care to the sick and injured in remote settings and is appropriate for those working in, or traveling to, remote areas where immediate emergency medical services are difficult to obtain. There are three levels of Wilderness First Aid skills training that range from basic to advanced levels.
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H2S Alive (Hydrogen Sulphide)
H2S Alive is intended for anyone working in an area where hydrogen sulphide may be present. Learn the properties of this poisonous gas, how to protect yourself from coming into contact with it, and what to do in emergencies.
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Oxygen Administration
The Oxygen Administration course teaches the basics of providing supplemental oxygen during respiratory emergencies.
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Marine First Aid – Basic Course
In this course, students will learn about Emergency First Aid procedures, CPR/AED for adults, Rescue Carries and Burns, basic Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Packaging and Transport, as well as gain an orientation to rescue kits found on board seafaring vessels.
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Marine First Aid – Advanced Course
This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada and includes all the Basic Course components plus advanced First Aid procedures to assist with treatment of the most common off-shore medical conditions and emergencies.

First Aid in Child Care 
This two-day course is designed for professional child care workers, but great for parents and all caregivers. This course includes emergency life saving skills and first aid topics with a focus on children.
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Babysitting Basics
This course is intended for youths 11 years of age and older who want to look after infants and young children. Participants will learn basic skills which will prepare them to deal with emergency situations plus general principles of caring for infants and young children.
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 Lifesaver
The Lifesaver course is a customized, non-certified mini course which introduces participants to basic First Aid principles and lifesaving skills. Participants will learn to recognize when help is needed and how to get it.
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We Can Help Too! FREE to all Grade 3 students in Alberta
We Can Help is a modular interactive program intended for youth between 7 and 10 years of age and is led by a school teacher or community facilitator.
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Child Safety Seat Technician Training 
This course provides training to become a certified technician who can provide information and assistance to parents, caregivers, and others in the correct installation of child safety seats in vehicles and in child passenger safety.
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Child Safety Seat Information Session  FREE • TWO – THREE HOURS
At selected SJA Centres, this FREE information session is intended to provide parents and caregivers information on how to correctly install a child safety seat and to transport children safely in a vehicle.
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Course Information

Pricing
St John Ambulance is a self-funded, registered charity. Fees from First Aid and CPR Courses provide revenue to support our volunteer community services. We provide top quality public training at a reasonable price in order to carry out our mandates of community service and First Aid training for as many people as possible. Course prices include materials, registration and instructional fees. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Method of Payment
All fees must be paid in advance using cash, Visa, Mastercard or Debit. Advance credit approval must be obtained for corporate invoicing.

Certification
Most First Aid course certificates are valid for three years. We recommend annual CPR / AED training.

Certificate Portability
Each province and federal department has its own First Aid legislation and specific requirements for Occupational Health and Safety compliance. Where certificate portability is required from one jurisdiction to another, please consult your local St John Centre for further information.

Certificate Replacement
St John Ambulance certificates are numbered and electronically recorded in a centralized national database. Replacement certificates can be obtained at any of our locations. Identification is required. The fee is $10.

CPR Standards
All cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) modules and courses are taught to St John Ambulance national standards, which are in accordance with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) recommendations.

Class Cancellations
St John Ambulance reserves the right to cancel classes that do not reach the minimum enrollment requirements or for extenuating circumstances. Every effort will be made to notify all registrants in a timely manner prior to the class start date. Fees for cancelled classes will be refunded in full or applied to another course upon request.

Student Withdrawals
Students may formally withdraw from First Aid and CPR Courses by contacting a St John Ambulance Centre prior to the class start date by telephone, fax, or email. Students and companies are held responsible for courses in which they are registered until they formally withdraw from the course(s) within the refund deadline dates. Please note: Non-attendance does not constitute a formal withdrawal.

Refunds
Students are eligible for a 100% refund less an administrative charge of $40 if they formally withdraw at least two business days prior to the class start date with the exception of Advanced First Aid, EMR and Instructor Development courses, for which no refunds will be provided for student withdrawals with less than three (3) weeks notice of class start date. Individuals who withdraw from the Advanced First Aid or the Instructor Development Program prior to the three week close date are eligible for a full refund less the $40 administration fee. Individuals who withdraw from the EMR course prior to the three week close date will receive a full refund less the administration fee and the cost of the course books which cannot be returned once purchased.The withdrawal refund may be applied to another course upon request.

Students may transfer to another course right up to the beginning of the original course. Once the original course begins and no transfer request has been made, it is considered a “no show”with the exception of AFA and EMR (same as refund).

For private First Aid and CPR Courses, companies and groups are eligible for a 100% refund less the administrative charge of $150 if they formally withdraw at least two business days prior to the class start date with the exception of the Advanced First Aid, EMR and Instructor Development courses, for which no refunds will be provided for student withdrawals with less than three weeks notice of class start date. For the EMR program the cost of the books will be added to the $150 administration fee for withdrawals. The refund may be applied to another course upon request.

Failure to formally withdraw from a course within the published deadlines above will result in no refund provided.

Students who attend but are unsuccessful in First Aid and CPR courses, or any other courses provided by St John Ambulance are not eligible for refunds.

Certificate Information

All First Aid certificates are valid for 3 years with CPR/AED training recommended annually, except where mentioned otherwise. CPR-only courses (Health Care Provider/CPR Level A/CPR Level C) can vary and you should refer to your place of employment for their requirements.

All certificates are issued through your St. John Ambulance office with the exception of the online courses which are issued through the online training site.

Reprints  are issued through St. John Ambulance – all records are maintained through your certificate validity. Please contact your local office for a reprint; this can be issued for a $10 admin fee.

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