Pre-Hospital & Healthcare Courses

If you are currently working or planning to work in the health care fields, please check with your employer or educational institution as to which course you are required to take. We offer the following pre-hospital and healthcare courses:

BLS – Basic Life Support (HCP) $105 • ONE DAY 

Formerly Health Care Provider CPR (HCP CPR)

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR is for individuals who are working or plan to be working in the health care field and require the BLS level of CPR. The course includes all CPR skills plus advanced skills such as artificial respiration and use of bag valve masks and AEDs.

If you’re taking BLS CPR to meet a program pre-requisite or licensing body requirement, we encourage you to check that this course will allow you to qualify. Not all schools and licensing bodies accept all approved programs.
Minimum age: 16 years

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BLS – Basic Life Support (HCP) CPR Recertification (2016 Guidelines) $70 • ONE HALF DAY

This course is for individuals who have a current BLS/HCP Level CPR certificate and wish to recertify their skills.
Minimum age: 16 years

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Standard First Aid – CPR C & AED   $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.

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Standard First Aid – CPR Recertification (challenge) $155 • ONE DAY
This 1-day recertification is a challenge of the Standard First Aid course content and requires the student to demonstrate essential skills as well as pass the theoretical exam. This challenge is open to those who have a current Standard First Aid certificate from an Alberta OH&S approved program — with Level A or C CPR and with or without AED. If the certificate is from out-of-province then a full course must be taken.
The recertification is intended for those who use their First Aid skills on a regular basis and are able to demonstrate their competency in all required skill areas. Unsuccessful candidates will be required to take a full course at their cost; there are no refunds or re-tests.

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Standard First Aid – BLS (HCP) $170 • TWO DAY

This course was designed for those studying or those already in the health care field. This course offers Standard First Aid training, training in all levels of CPR and AR, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Bag Valve Mask (BVM).
Two-day course, certification is for 3 years and annual recertification in BLS is recommended.
Formerly Standard First Aid – HCP CPR
Min. age: 16 years

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Emergency Medical Responder – (EMR)   TBD

In review

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Emergency Medical Responder Refresher  $600 • 35 HOURS
In review

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Advanced First Aid – (AFA)    $1,200 • 80 HOURS

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.

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Advanced First Aid Recertification   $600 • 40 HOURS
This 40 hour course is designed for individuals who require recertification of their Advanced First Aid certification.  Essential skills are reviewed along with any protocol changes. Students will be required to demonstrate the practical skills and successfully pass the written exam for certification.  To be eligible for Advanced First Aid recertification, you must have a current Advanced First Aid training certificate from an approved OHS program. If your certificate is expired, you’ll need to take the full course.
AFA course min age: 16 years
Pre-requisite: Current SJA Advanced First Aid certificate.

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I came across St Johns Ambulance at the Outdoor and Adventure Travel Show and was reminded that it's about time I get recertified!!! 6 years ago I took the training with St Johns and a lot has changed since then. Chris was an amazing instructor! Was very happy with the training 😀


In the middle of my EMR course still, but it's easy to see how solid the instructor is and how good they are at directing a class. Looking forward to the remainder of the class!!

Matt Gourlay
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