Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C

A comprehensive two-day course designed for those providing first aid in a marine environment.

The Canadian Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid course is a comprehensive two-day first aid training program designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. The first aid course skills are very similar to the Standard First Aid course - the main difference is that the scenarios used are taken from the marine/fishing industry. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E.

There is now a blended (half online, half in person) Marine Basic First Aid course - click here to switch to the blended course. 

At Alert First-Aid, we not only believe it our job to teach you the required information, but to ensure you feel confident and empowered when treating injuries. We do this with our hands-on learning approach, running realistic first aid scenarios that are relevant for you, using real first aid supplies in-class, and encouraging you to ask questions and practice in a safe and fun environment. All of our instructors go through a comprehensive training course and mentorship program before they are ready to teach a first aid course with Alert First-Aid.

We are doing our best to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Masks are mandatory for the duration of the couse. You can check out our Resources section to view our full COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Full Course Length 16 hours Register Now

Course Details

Topics Covered

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C includes:

  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons


Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will receive both a Red Cross certification in Marine Basic First Aid and a Transport Canada certification. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.


Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Marine Basic First Aid course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

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Who should take this course?

  • Fishing guides
  • coast guards
  • commercial fishers
  • fishing engaged on a near coastal voyage (class 1/NC1/class 2/NC2/sheltered waters voyage/SW)

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level 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 |

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

Chris has a natural talent for teaching and is very knowledgeable. Also appreciated an excellent mustache.

James Rault Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Kept my attention all day! Great scenarios.

Jane Hamm Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I learned a lot during this course! The hands on scenarios were very helpful. Chris did a fabulous job - thanks!

Dayle Robinson Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was the most informative, fun first aid course I've taken! I appreciate how hands on it was.

Alana Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Awesome course! Great instructor! I'm coming back!

Devan Coward CPR, 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

Your fun energy made the course enjoyable. Thanks for keeping it up, it was a long day of classes for us so we appreciated it! 

Ryan Heron CPR HCP, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I really enjoyed the pace of this course, not having to write a written exam was a bonus and I got more out of the 50 questions by using the book to check for information than having to worry about a test! Thank you!"

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

Great pace, thorough, kept energy up and positive. Really well done! Thanks.

Marlene Slavik Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Good training, instructor was engaging. Exactly what I expected. Enjoyed my course."

Kristen Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials
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