Update - Expired First Aid Training Certificates

Expired First Aid Training Certificates Effective September 15, 2020 St. John Ambulance Alberta will no longer honour a grace period for recertification of expired first aid certificates or extended completion period of the blended in-class assessments for certification. Six of our seven St. John Training Centres are now open in the Province. Our Fort McMurray location is currently providing classes in a temporary location due to flood damage to our Training Centre.


Resumption of in-class training - Covid-19

St. John Ambulance is pleased to announce our business resumption plan for in-class training. Starting on May 25, 2020, our Edmonton location will be piloting the in-class training in accordance with the policies and guidance from the Province of Alberta. On June 1, we will continue a phased-in approach across our other 6 locations.

Recertifications and Refreshers

Standard First Aid, with Level A or Level C CPR, Standard First Aid with Health Care CPR, First Aid in Childcare, Medical First Responder and Advanced First Aid all offer the opportunity to take a Recertification class before the current certificate expires.

The advantage of recertification is that class time is reduced. The new certificate will be valid for another three years at which time a full course must be taken.

Additional information

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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.

Call 1-800-665-7114 to register by phone

First Aid in Child Care Recertification (challenge) $125 • ONE DAY

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.

Call 1-800-665-7114 to register by phone

Medical First Responder Recertification $300 • 20 HOURS

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..

Call 1-800-665-7114 to register by phone

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.
Min. age: 16 years
Pre-requisite: Current SJA Advanced First Aid certificate.

Call 1-800-665-7114 to register by phone

CPR Level C – AED Recertification (challenge) $65 • ONE HALF DAY

This is for current CPR certificate holders who wish to renew their CPR and AED certification. It tests skills and it is expected that students will have reviewed the course materials prior to the class.

Call 1-800-665-7114 to register by phone

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

Call 1-800-665-7114 to register by phone

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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