We are postponing all in-person courses until further notice due to COVID-19. We want to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus, and are unable to carry on in-person first aid or Foodsafe courses while maintaining social distancing. We are looking into alternative delivery methods, and will resume courses as soon as it is safe to do so.

With the healthcare workers putting their lives at risk and the shortage that is sure to come, our incoming masks will now be reserved for health organizations that need them. We are reaching out and working alongside them to ensure they have the protection they need. If this is you, you can see what we have available here – let us know how we can help.

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

Marine Advanced First Aid and CPR Level C

Due to COVID-19, all in-person courses have been postponed until further notice.

We are working on alternate delivery methods and will have more information soon. We will be running in-person courses again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Did you know although the majority believe they are obligated to perform CPR on someone in need, more Canadians are concerned about their skills and legal ramifications, than they are confident in their ability to administer CPR?

This comprehensive 31-hour course covers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (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.

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 a coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. 

This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008.

Course Schedule 

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver B.C.

Course Content 

In addition to the content covered in the Marine Basic First Aid course: 

Chest Injuries     Radio medical advice
  Abdominal Injuries   Pharmacology
  Pelvic Injuries   Sterilization
Sudden Illnesses    Sudden Medical Emergencies
  Reaching & Moving People      
Multiple Casualty Incidents      
  Toxicological hazards      

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 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 (valid for 3 years) after the course has taken place.


If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter 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: 40 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver BC

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 info@alertfirstaid.com 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