Canadian Re-Certification Courses

Canadian Re-Certification Courses

Canadian Re-Certification Courses

Canadian first aid and CPR re-certification courses are offered by all of the major Canadian first aid and CPR providers. These courses are designed for people that need to renew previously awarded first aid and / or CPR certification. Candidates need to make sure they meet all of the prerequisites prior to registering for a course. Most courses taken through credible providers meet government and legislative standards for your area. In re-certification courses candidates will review all of the knowledge and skill learned in the previous course with attention paid to area’s that need more work and changes to standards. Re-certification courses range in length from 3 hours to 8 hours. It is important to note that not all certifications are available for re-certification. If your first aid certificate is not listed below it is not available for re-certification.

Available Providers

The following providers offer first aid and CPR re-cert courses:

  • St Mark James Training
  • Vancouver First Aid Ltd.
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

The following is a list and description of the available first aid and CPR re-certification courses:

Available Canadian Re-Certification Courses

  • Standard first aid and CPR –  This course is one of the most popular renewal courses available. It takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Certification is valid for 3 years.
  • Emergency first aid and CPR – This course is a intensive 8 hour course that covers first aid, CPR and AED re-certification. Certification is valid for 3 years.
  • Health Care Provider CPR – This course is a CPR only re-cert course that takes approximately 4 hours to complete. Candidates will review CPR HCP and AED rescue techniques. Certification is valid for 3 years.
  • CPR level “C” – This course is the most popular CPR re-certification course available. Candidates will review CPR level “C” and AED rescue techniques and receive certification that is valid for 3 years.

Candidates may be required to renew certification at a earlier date based on employer or school policy.

Eligibility for Re-Certification:

In order to take a first aid or CPR re-cert course candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Candidates must have a first aid or CPR certificate that was issued within the past 3 years.
  • Candidates must have received previous certificate from a credible Canadian provider. Credible Canadian providers include the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lifesaving Society, St Mark James and St. Johns Ambulance. Participants in Ontario must have a current St Mark James certificate in order to be eligible for a re-certification course.
  • Candidates must have received a Canadian certificate. International certificates will not be accepted for a re-certification course in Canada

Important Note: This prerequisites apply to the majority of provinces in Canada. Ontario has differing prerequisites. Participants in Ontario may not take consecutive re-certification programs and must have received previous certification award through a St Mark James provider.

Registration:

To register for a re-certification course in Canada click here to be transferred to one of our specific course providers. We are partnered with St Mark James training providers throughout Canada.

Course Cost:

Canadian re-certification courses vary in cost depending on location, provider and type of course. Renewal courses vary in price from as low as 30 dollars to 100 dollars.

Certification:

Candidates that successfully complete the multiple choice test with a minimum grade of 75% percent and skill component will receive a workplace approved certificate that is valid for 3 years. This certificate is nationally accredited and valid throughout Canada.