You will find a comprehensive list of First Aid and Safety courses below. St John Emergency, Standard, and Enhanced First Aid courses meet Alberta OH&S regulations and are transferable to other provinces
Emergency First Aid – CPR A & AED (CSA Basic) $115 • 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) $160 • 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 – Level A or C CPR Recertification (challenge) (CSA Intermediate) $160 • ONE DAY
Standard First Aid (CSA Intermediate) – BLS CPR $175 • 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.
If you’re taking HCP 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
Formerly Standard First Aid + HCP CPR
Alberta/BC Certificate of Portability in person • Application and Registration fee is $50.
In order to comply with the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, WorkSafe BC has implemented an application process for accepting the credentials of workers trained or certified in other Canadian jurisdictions to meet regulatory compliance in the Province of BC.
SJA Alberta is an authorized WorkSafe BC provider for Emergency First Aid – Level 1 Equivalent training and may issue BC Out-of-Jurisdiction certificates for Emergency First Aid – Industry Out of Jurisdiction (OFA Level 1 Equivalent) and for Occupational First Aid Level 3 – Out of Jurisdiction (OFA Level 3 equivalent). Eligibility is based on current training level and WorkSafe BC requirements. Application must be made in person. Photo ID, presentation of current First Aid training certificate from an OHS approved agency, and payment of the application fee is required.
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.
Formerly Health Care Provider CPR (HCP CPR)
This course is for individuals who are working or plan to be working in the Health Care field and require the Basic Life Support level of CPR. This course includes resuscitation skills for Health Care Providers and advanced skills such as artificial respiration and use of a 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
Basic Life Support (HCP) CPR Recertification (Challenge) $75 • ONE HALF DAY
This course is for individuals who have a current BLS/HCP Level CPR certificate and wish to recertify their skills. Min. age: 16 years
$1,200 • 10 DAYS
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.
Monday – Friday (two weeks – 80 hours class time)
8 am – 5 pm
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.
Students must have a current AFA certificate from an approved OHS program. If a certificate has expired students will need to take the full course.
Minimum age: 16 years
Pre-requisite: Current AFA 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 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 yearsPre-requisite: Candidates must meet the following minimum pre-requisites to be eligible to attend the EMR course: a) 18 years of age or olderb) 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 agencyd) High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Must include: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; andiii. Biology 30 or equivalent.
Program Co-requisite: 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
This 27-hour course is designed for individuals who require a refresher of their EMR training to register with the Alberta College of Paramedics. Essential skills are reviewed and tested along with any changes in protocols or scope of practice. Min. age: 18 yearsPre-requisite: Evidence of current EMR Training from a recognized Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) accredited training agency for EMR refresher.
Certification Length: N/A. Course completion training card only.
The IDP Program prepares participants to become nationally qualified St. John Ambulance First Aid and CPR Instructors. This 40-hour course is comprised of three modules: 1) Instructor Development – includes the application of adult learning principles, presentation skills, training strategies, coaching skills, evaluation techniques, and demonstration skills; 2) Administration, Policies & Procedures; and 3) Curriculum Orientation.
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are required to team-teach and be monitored for certification as a St John Ambulance Instructor and to qualify for instructor licensing by Alberta Council. The certificate is valid for three years.
Minimum age: 18 years
Pre-requisite: St John Ambulance’s Standard First Aid with Level C CPR certificate, completed within 6 months of course start date. Prior to registration, candidates are also required to provide evidence of a clear criminal record dated within 6 months of application date.
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 😀Anonymous
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