We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

Emergency First Aid for Community Care

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently running fully in-person Emergency First Aid courses. We are now offering blended online and in-person courses. These are not currently recognized as WorkSafeBC equivalent courses, but will meet requirements for adult care. Click here to view our blended course schedule.

This basic one-day course teaches lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for the workplace or home.

This course is considered equivalent to WorkSafeBC’s Occupational First Aid Level 1, is recognized by the Adult & Child Licensing Board, and includes the latest first aid and CPR Guidelines.

As with all Alert First-Aid's courses, we strive to give you the most enjoyable first aid training experience possible. All of our first aid instructors go through rigorous training that far exceeds regular first aid instructor training standards.

Emergency First Aid Course Schedule 

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street) Community Care First Aid Course Schedule

Nanaimo (3-1611 Bowen Road) Community Care First Aid Course Schedule

Duncan (300 Brae Road) Community Care First Aid Course Schedule

Vancouver (209-3316 Kingsway) Community Care First Aid Course Schedule

Emergency First Aid Course Content

The Red Cross     Breathing and Circulation 
Preparing to respond   Respiratory & cardiac arrest
The EMS system   Adult, Child & Infant CPR & AED 
Check, Call, Care   Wound care & building a first aid kit
Airway emergencies      

Special attention will be given to situations specific to adult caregivers.

Emergency First Aid Course Materials

A virtual manual is included. Hard copy manuals are available for an additional $10.00.

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

Emergency First Aid Certification

Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary  certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.

Emergency First Aid Recertification

If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App 


Full Course Length: 8 Hours

Click here to view the Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive First Aid & CPR Manual
Click here to view the Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid Fact Sheet

Our Clients Say

"The course material presentation worked well for me. There was hands-on practice, sharing, discussion, and humour."

Erika Hallschmid , Victoria B.C.
Healthcare First-Aid Course

"After taking many first aid courses, this was the most engaging first aid experience I ever had. The instructor's teaching method and use of scenarios/props helped reinforce my learning. Well done!"

Danielle Johnsrude, Nanaimo B.C.
Emergency First-Aid Course

"The instructor was enthusiastic and respectful of the variety of experience, background, and levels of confidence of all participants."

Spencer Alford , Victoria B.C.
Emergency Childcare First-Aid Course

"Excellent attitude! Attentive to all of our questions and delivered clear and concise answers. "

Janet McGarry , Victoria B.C.
Healthcare First-Aid Course

"Best 1st aid course I've taken. Thoroughly enjoyed Gary's presentation. Very helpful."

Carol Strynadka, Nanaimo B.C.
Emergency First-Aid Course


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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to your workplace to teach a Community Care First Aid with CPR C course, we offer this course in the following locations: 

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.


Who should take this course:

  • Group home workers
  • Senior care
  • Working with adults and children with disabilities
  • Child care
  • Anyone interested in learning adult CPR & first-aid