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Certifications

Would you like to be more prepared to help in first aid emergencies?

We offer a number of courses and certifications to help, all taught by certified instructors.

Contact

Questions about certification programs?

Email: vikesrec@uvic.ca

Location

Certification programs take place in McKinnon classroom 150. View map.

Programs

Emergency First Aid & CPR-C (Blended)

$110

The Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course is a hands-on basic first aid course that covers lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills through a combination of online self-paced learning and in-class skills with one of our outstanding instructors. You'll learn how to react and respond to life-threatening emergencies including choking, life-threatening bleeding, heart attacks and strokes. This course is also recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 program, and will certify you to be a designated Level 1 First Aid attendant.

Topics covered include: The Red Cross, Preparing to Respond, The EMS System, Check, Call, Care, Airway Emergencies, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest, and Wound Care.

Requirements: The online module must be completed before you come in for the in-person portion, and will take up to 8 hours to complete. You can start and stop as many times as you'd like while you work through it, and it can be taken up to 4 weeks ahead of your in-person course.

Equipment:

Location: McKinnon 150
Dates: May 14 – August 20
Program intervals: Runs 8 time(s) for 1 day each
Time: Saturday at 9:30AM–5:45PM

Registration coming soon

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR-C (Blended)

$190

Our Canadian Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course is a fun and comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course designed particularly for those who work in marine environments. This is a blended course, so combines self-paced, online instruction with a face-to-face, in-person skills session led by one of our fantastic instructors.

The Marine Basic First Aid course skills are very similar to the Standard First Aid course - the main difference is that the scenarios used are taken from the marine/fishing industry. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E.

We truly believe that first aid is a physical skill, and the majority of your in-person session will be spent doing hands-on first aid and participating in realistic first aid scenarios, developing confidence and muscle memory. At the end of this course, participants should feel sure of their skill and confident to act in an emergency.

Requirements: The online module must be completed before you come in for the in-person portion, and will take up to 8 hours to complete. You can start and stop as many times as you'd like while you work through it, and it can be taken up to 4 weeks ahead of your in-person course.

Equipment:

Location: McKinnon 150
Dates: May 14 – August 20
Program intervals: Runs 8 time(s) for 1 day each
Time: Saturday at 9:30AM–5:45PM

Registration coming soon

Standard First Aid & CPR-C (Blended)

$190

Our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course is a fun and comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that combines self-paced, online instruction will a face-to-face, in-person skills session led by one of our first-class instructors. This first aid course covers everything from life-threatening emergencies to minor bumps and scrapes and is recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid Level 1 course.

This course includes: The Red Cross, Preparing to Respond, The EMS System, Check, Call, Care, Airway Emergencies, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest, Wound Care, Head and Spine Injuries, Bone, Muscle & Joint Injuries, Sudden Medical Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, and Poisons (including opioid poisoning).

Requirements: The online module must be completed before you come in for the in-person portion, and will take up to 8 hours to complete. You can start and stop as many times as you'd like while you work through it, and it can be taken up to 4 weeks ahead of your in-person course.

Equipment:

Location: McKinnon 150 Classroom
Dates: May 14 – August 20
Program intervals: Runs 8 time(s) for 1 day each
Time: Saturday at 9:30AM–5:45PM

Registration coming soon

Standard First Aid & CPR-C Re-certification

$110

Our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course is a fun and comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that combines self-paced, online instruction will a face-to-face, in-person skills session led by one of our first-class instructors. This first aid course covers everything from life-threatening emergencies to minor bumps and scrapes and is recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid Level 1 course.

We strongly believe that first aid is a physical skill, and the majority of the course will be spent doing hands-on first-aid and participating in realistic first aid scenarios, developing confidence and muscle memory. At the end of this course, participants should feel sure of their own skills and be ready to react and take charge in emergency situations.

Requirements: If you have a current and valid Standard First Aid certificate, you are eligible to take this shorter, faster-paced Standard First Aid recertification course. Please be prepared to show proof of certification.

Equipment:

Location: McKinnon 150
Dates: May 14 – August 20
Program intervals: Runs 8 time(s) for 1 day each
Time: Saturday at 9:30AM–5:45PM

Registration coming soon

All prices valid as of May 2, 2022. All prices include GST.

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