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Blended online training for Standard First Aid / CPR certification

By January 23, 2019Uncategorized

January 29th, 2019
For Immediate Release

Blended online training for Standard First Aid / CPR certification

St. John Ambulance, Alberta Council is pleased to announce the launch of our blended online certificate program  for Standard First Aid with CPR, starting February 1st, 2019.  This  program was developed in conjunction with Yardstick Testing & Training and St. John Ambulance to provide greater flexibility in access and learning options related to first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. Based on the in-class curriculum, the online program is interactive, engaging, competency-based and approved by Alberta OHS for workplace First Aid certification.

Students will complete the online course components  at their own pace, then register for the  one day, in-class component to complete the demonstrated competency and validation process.  The in-class portion is offered at all St. John Ambulance’s seven Training & Community Service Centres located throughout Alberta and consists of a written exam and practical skill assessments lead by a certified instructor.  Registration can be completed online, in-person or by calling 1-800-665-7114.

February is Heart Month. One in twelve Canadians are affected by vascular and heart disease which remain the second leading cause of death in Canada.  By increasing awareness, training and access to Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) within our communities more lives can be saved. During cardiac emergencies, seconds count. Everyone can learn to save a life.

St. John Ambulance is making the ability to learn critical lifesaving techniques online more affordable, accessible and easy to learn than ever before. Visit our online training platform for information and video clips: ab.stjohntraining.ca. Our free Save-A-Life App to access community located AED is the largest in Canada and compatible with Apple and Android platforms.


About St. John Ambulance
St. John Ambulance is an international humanitarian organization and is a foundation of the Order of St. John. As Canada’s standard for excellence in First Aid and CPR services, St. John Ambulance offers innovative programs, ensuring Canadians receive the best quality training. Revenue generated from First Aid/CPR training supports St. John Ambulance’s charitable work in the community.

For more information please contact:

Kim Laing,
Vice President, Public Relations & Business Development
St. John Ambulance, Alberta Council

12304-118th Ave, Edmonton, AB
phone: (780) 452-6565 ext 8225
toll-free: 1-800-665-7114 option 8 then ext 8225
email: kim.laing@stjohn.ab.ca