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A comprehensive 120-hour Emergency Medical Responder course that includes full EMALB Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 endorsements with no need to take additional "Scope Update" training. 

Emergency Medical Responder (with Scope Update)

Emergency Medical Responder (with Scope Update)

A comprehensive 120-hour Emergency Medical Responder course that includes full EMALB Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 endorsements with no need to take additional "Scope Update" training. 

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting. It is intended for those providing emergency response: firefighters, law-enforcement officers, paramedics, and workplace responders. 

This course meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).

Completion of this course allows students to apply for licensing with the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board (EMALB) and can be used to help gain employment with fire departments throughout British Columbia or on-ambulance as an EMR with the BC Ambulance Service. Please note – licensing is a separate process conducted directly by the EMALB. They set the schedule and fees for this next step. Students will need to undertake and pay for additional exams as part of this.

Once licensed, students can apply for an Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 3 equivalency certificate with no additional training needed.

Full Course Length 18 hours online + 15 days (120 hours) in class View Locations


Once licensed, students can receive an OFA 3 equivalency certification at a discounted rate 

Includes CPR ‘BLS’ & AED certification

Includes 2023 “Scope Update” training, allowing graduates to earn unrestricted EMALB licenses

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria - Downtown


First Aid Course Materials for Emergency Medical Responder (with Scope Update)

The required course textbook is Emergency Medical Responder: A Skills Approach, Fifth Canadian Edition by Limmer, Karen et al.  Students can choose to purchase either an e-book or a hardcopy of the text. This can be done directly through the publisher here, or  students are free to source this themselves. Please note that this must be purchased in advance and the school does not sell this book or keep any copies on site.

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Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Emergency Medical Responder (with Scope Update) 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 |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

"Wonderful, hands-on instruction that was practical and easy to remember."

Sarah Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"The course was as good as I expected and provided a solid challenge. There was a good student to teacher ratio. The progression of skills was presented well. Jaimie is a great instructor - positive and honest with feedback."

Anonymous First-Aid Instructor Transfer Course, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Hi, I took a cpr-c course from instructor Ashley this September.  I am an RN and so have had to take very many first aid courses in the past.  I would like to say that I was shuffled on to your organization because the original course i was going to take was cancelled and they gave me your company name.  When I called I had a good conversation with someone who seemed very on top of things and knew how to give me directions and this person was very practical and seemed to know exactly the kind of cpr-c course I would need.  I had never had this happen before... the the person on the other end of the phone actually sounded excited about first aid and that was a first for me.  The course was easy to find and was exactly where I was told it would be with big signs out front to direct me and that was awesome.  I was not given a hard time for not doing a lot of prereading (I hardly ever do the prereading as I have reading comprehension issues and am more a kinesthetic learner).  We had this instructor named Ashley and as I work in mental health I quietly decided that she must have some low grade adhd diagnosis... I guess you would think that this would be a bad thing... but it was an awesome quality.  She made the course really a lot of fun and it was the very first cpr course where I have not fallen asleep... seriously!  I totally remember how to do cpr now and that is the first time I have taken a course and actually remembered stuff you know.  So thank you.  I will only take cpr courses from your outfit from now on.  I really think you guys got it going on.




Liz Ringrose CPR C Recertification, Victoria More Testimonials

Great presentation, strong course, cheerful instruction, pleasant course. 

Alanna Moloughney Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

The best first aid ever. 

Grant MacDonell Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Mike did an awesome job at creating scenarios to learn & apply skills in the field. Great clear and concise instruction.

Roy Scully Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Courtenay, BC More Testimonials

Thank you for teaching in a humorous fun way it made the long day enjoyable. 

Byron Knight Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I thought this course was great! It was educational, but at the same time I had a lot of fun and felt very engaged.

Sophie Henderson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Nathan was thorough, high energy and very friendly! Working with barriered youth can be a challenge and Nathan was absolutely fantastic with our group!

Julia-Anne Morris Basic First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I've taken first-aid courses before through other institutions & I think this one was absolutely top notch. Chris was charismatic & an incredibly effective instructor. 10/10!

Kim Carnes Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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