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 $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 $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.
Enhanced Standard First Aid $225 • THREE DAY
This comprehensive 3-day course is for those requiring more in-depth first aid training, is a pre-requisite for the SJA Instructor Development Program, and is the required pre-requisite for the EMR Program. The course covers all the components in the Standard First Aid course plus the additional electives included in the Student Reference Guide. AED certification and Level C CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and 2-rescuer resuscitation) is also included.
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 • Application and Registration fee is $50.
For more information, contact the Program Coordinator at your local St. John Ambulance Training Centre.
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
This course is for individuals who have a current BLS/HCP Level CPR certificate and wish to recertify their skills. Min. age: 16 years
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 provides advanced level knowledge and skills to prepare students for the pre-hospital emergency care field. This course is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics and meets the requirement for registration and examination at the EMR level. Approximately 100 hours of pre-course study is required prior to the class start date and is in addition to the scheduled class time. Minimum age: 18 years.
Pre-requisite: Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s license, current Standard First Aid with Level C CPR or HCP CPR and AED from an Alberta OH&S approved program, and High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Certification Length: N/A. Course completion training card only. Students are required to register with the Alberta College of Paramedics and successfully complete the Provincial EMR exam for certification.
NOTE: Please note our EMR Program is undergoing re-development. The timeline for implementation of our new EMR program is TBA. As an alternative, consider the St. John Ambulance Advanced First Aid Program, an Alberta OH&S approved program designed for the workplace and anyone wanting advanced level training.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) At A Glance | Mon – Fri (2 weeks – 80 hours class time) 8 am – 5 pm
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.
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