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Marine Advanced First Aid and CPR Level C

This comprehensive 31 hour course covers first aid and cardiopulmonary rescuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need a higher level of training in the marine/fishing industry. This course trains people how to react and improvise in a marine setting. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008.

Designed for any person who wants to obtain a Master's or Officer's certificate or endorsement, or those providing first-aid on board a vessel engaged on coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. 

In addition to the content covered in the Marine Basic First Aid course, recognition and treatment for chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries, sudden illnesses, reaching and moving people, multiple casualty incidents, toxicological hazards aboard ship, radio medical advice, pharmacology and sterilization will also be addressed. Participants spend the majority of the course doing hands-on first-aid and participating in first-aid scenarios.

This course does not include a Red Cross Emergency Care text. Course manuals will be available to borrow during the course, and are available to purchase at an additional $140.00. This course includes a Red Cross certificate valid for three years and a Transport Canada Training Certificate.

Red Cross First Aid certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your certificate will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.

Full Course Length: 40 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Click here to view the Emergency Care for Professional Responders (Marine Advanced First Aid Manual)

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If you have a group of Marine Advance First Aid candidates and would like us to come to you to teach a Marine Advanced 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 to arrange a group course.

Who should take this course:

  • Fishing guides
  • Coast guards
  • Commercial fisherman
  • Those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on coastal voyage, class 1 or unlimited voyage
  • Any person who wants to obtain a Master's or Officer's certificate or endorsement
  • Other than a fishing vessel, engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 2 between Canadian ports, or on the Great Lakes Basin between Canadian and/or US ports, or on a sheltered waters