Emergency, Standard and Advanced First Aid Courses
We provide nationally recognized Emergency, Standard and Advanced First Aid Courses developed in accordance with Canadian and international guidelines. St John Ambulance offers a wide range of first aid programs ensuring there is one just right for you. Check out these Emergency, Standard and Advanced First Aid courses for everything you need to know to help save lives, at work, home and play.
All our First Aid courses are developed in accordance with the Canadian Consensus Guidelines and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), from the one-day Emergency First Aid, to the two-day Standard First Aid, to the week-long Advanced First Aid. These courses meet the Alberta Government’s OH&S regulations, and they are transferable to other provinces.
Emergency First Aid – CPR A & AED (CSA Basic) $110 • ONE DAY
In this one-day course, students will learn to recognize and provide interventions for life-threatening emergencies until medical aid arrives. Topics include: CPR and choking for adults, shock and unconsciousness, severe bleeding, head & spinal injuries, major medical conditions, and AED training and certification.
Standard First Aid – CPR C & AED (CSA Intermediate) $155 • TWO DAY
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. This course includes Level C CPR training and certification (Adult, Child, Infant, and 2-rescuer resuscitation) and AED training and certification.
Standard First Aid (CSA Intermediate) – BLS (HCP) $170 • TWO DAY
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. Min. age: 16 years
Under the new 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. Alberta workers moving to BC or temporarily working in BC and requiring a BC certificate must apply in person to an Approved Training Agency in BC or an Alberta St. John Ambulance Centre for an “out-of-jurisdiction” certificate by producing their valid Alberta certificate and photo ID. An orientation package to WorkSafe BC requirements will be provided to applicants at the time of application. Min. age: 16
Workers moving from BC to Alberta must have a valid BC certificate and once in Alberta, receive an orientation from their employer on Alberta First Aid requirements. Alberta Work Safe bulletins which include the information required may be downloaded from the Alberta Government web site: www.worksafely.org No additional certificate is required. The BC certificate is recognized until the expiry date. Once expired a full course must be taken in Alberta. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator at your local St. John Ambulance Training Centre.
First Aid in Child Care $125 • TWO DAY
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. The course includes Level C CPR (adult, infant, child and 2-rescuer resuscitation) and AED. Min. age: 16 years
This recertification is for those who hold a current certificate in First Aid in Child Care. This challenge includes a review of essential skills, information update, and skills testing. It also includes Level C CPR recertification (Adult, Child, Infant and 2-rescuer resuscitation) and AED. Unsuccesful candidates will be required to take a full course at their cost: no refunds or re-tests.
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. The focus of the course is to adapt First Aid skills as needed, based on availability of supplies, the environment, and additional factors encountered in a remote setting. This course is intended to compliment wilderness survival training and does not replace it.
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. This course is ideal for Volunteer Fire Departments and those needing additional First Aid knowledge and skills. Approximately 12 hours of pre-course work is required in advance of the course start date and is in addition to the scheduled class time. Note: This course is not equivalent to Advanced First Aid (OHS approved 80 hour course) or the EMR Program (120 hour course that meets EMR registration requirements for the Alberta College of Paramedics). Minimum age: 16 years.
Pre-requisite: Standard First Aid – Level C CPR current within 1 year of course date, issued from any Alberta Workplace Health & Safety recognized training agency.
This couse is designed for individuals who require recertification of their MFR Advanced Level 1 certification. Essential skills are reviewed along with any changes in protocol or scope of practice. To be eligible for MFR Advanced Level 1 certification, the student’s last course must have been a complete MFR course. Minimum age: 16 years.
Pre-requisite: MFR – Advanced Level 1 certification current within 1 year of course date.
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. Minimum age: 16 years.
Pre-requisite: Standard First Aid current within 1 year from any Alberta Workplace Health & Safety recognized training agency.
Advanced First Aid At A Glance
Monday – Friday (two weeks – 80 hours class time)
8 am – 5 pm
FEB: 3-7 & 10-14
APR: 13-17 & 20-24
JULY: 13-17 & 20-24
OCT: 19-23 & 26-30
Please contact centre for details —
May: 1 & 4-8
FEB: 24 – MAR 6
APR: 20 – MAY 1
MAY: 25 – JUN 5
AUG: 10 – 21
SEPT: 21 – OCT 2
NOV: 23 – DEC 4
MAR: 9-13 & 16-20
JUNE: 8-12 & 15-19
SEPT: 21-25 & 28-OCT 2
DEC: 7-11 & 14-18
OCT: 26-30 NOV: 2-6
Advanced First Aid (CSA Advanced) Recertification (Challenge) $600 • 27 HOURS
This course is designed for individuals who require recertification of their Advanced First Aid certificate. Essential skills are reviewed along with any changes in protocol or scope of practice. To be eligible for Advanced First Aid recertification the student’s last course must have been a complete AFA course. Min. age: 16 years
Pre-requisite: Current SJA Advanced First Aid certificate.
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program is intended to prepare candidates for work in the pre-hospital emergency care field, emergency response, and for workers located in remote settings and high-risk occupations such as search and rescue. The program length is a total of 260 hours and consists of 164 hours in-class, approximately 80 hours of online course work, and 16 hours of patient engagement. In addition, there is approximately 100 hours of pre-course self-study required prior to the program start date and completion of an approved Alberta Paramedic Driver Operator Course (APDOC) within 15 weeks from program commencement.
Minimum age: 18 years
Pre-requisite: Candidates must meet the following minimum pre-requisites to be eligible to attend the EMR course:
a) 18 years of age or older
b) Valid Alberta Class 5 Operator’s License c) Current certification (within one year) for Standard First Aid with Level C CPR/AED or BLS (HCP) from an Alberta Workplace Health & Safety recognized training agency
d) High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
i. English 30-1, 30-2 or equivalent;
ii. Math 10 Pure or 20-1 or equivalent or Math 20 Applied or 20-2 or equivalent; and
iii. Biology 30 or equivalent.
To meet eligibility requirements for the Alberta College of Paramedics exam and licensure, candidates are required to successfully complete an approved Alberta Paramedic Driver Operator Course (APDOC). Candidates must provide proof of successful completion within 15 weeks of commencing the EMR Program. Course fee for the APDOC is currently not included in the EMR Program fees. Registration and payment for the APDOC is the sole responsibility of the candidates.
Please contact 1 (800) 665-7114 for availability.