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A hands-on, comprehensive Red Cross first aid course that covers common home and workplace emergencies.

Standard First-Aid and CPR Level C

Standard First-Aid and CPR Level C

A hands-on, comprehensive Red Cross first aid course that covers common home and workplace emergencies.

Most of our Standard First Aid courses at this time are offered as a blended (half online, half in person) course - click here to switch to the blended course schedule!

Our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Level C course is a fun and comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course led by one of our first class instructors, entirely in person over 2 days. This first aid course covers everything from life-threatening emergencies to minor bumps and scrapes and is recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid Level 1 course.

We strongly believe that first aid is a physical skill, and the majority of the course will be spent doing hands-on first-aid and participating in realistic first aid scenarios, developing confidence and muscle memory. At the end of this course, participants should feel sure of the their own skills and be ready to react and take charge in emergency situations.

Note: If you are currently certified in Standard First Aid, then you qualify for RECERTIFICATION. If your certificate will expire before the course date you will need to register for the FULL COURSE LENGTH

Be prepared to show proof of certification at your recertification course.

Full Course Length 16 hours View Locations
Recertification 8 hours View Locations

Course Details

Topics Covered

Standard and CPR Level C includes:

  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • 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 (includes opioid poisoning)

FAQs

Is an online CPR certification valid?

The short answer is no. If you need CPR certification, you can only do PART of the course online. We offer standalone CPR C courses in a ‘blended’ format where you are able to complete the ‘knowledge lessons’ online. This cuts the amount of time in the classroom for these courses fully in half, but it isn’t permitted to issue certification unless half of your course time is spent in class. The classroom is where an instructor can guide you through the practical skills and evaluate that you can perform them well enough to be certified.

Is CPR Level C the same as BLS?

No. CPR C is geared toward ‘lay rescuers’, or people who work in the community but may need to know CPR in case of a life-threatening emergency. BLS, or ‘Basic Life Support’ is geared toward Professional Responders and Health Care Professionals who work in a clinical environment outside of a hospital. CPR C will focus on basic life saving principles and how to do CPR in a variety of situations. BLS will focus on a very specific, detailed approach to performing CPR as part of a 2 person BLS team. BLS also covers more in-depth assessment and life saving treatments using more specialized equipment.

What is CPR Level C?

Level C CPR is the highest level of “lay rescuer” CPR and covers basic CPR, the use of AED and a small number of life saving techniques as they apply to adults, children and babies. Unless you work as a professional responder, or a health care professional in a clinical setting, CPR C will meet the needs of any employer who requires you to be certified in CPR. CPR C and CPR recertification are offered as stand-alone courses at Alert First Aid. That being said, CPR C is also included as an integral part of the majority of our first-aid courses, such as Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, and Marine First Aid. Most people get their CPR C certification as part of one of these First Aid courses. The only First Aid courses we offer that do not include CPR C are our Worksafe BC Occupational First Aid courses, since those courses are specifically focused on First Aid for co-workers, and don’t touch on children or babies.If you are signed up for one of our OFA Level 1, 2, or 3 courses and need CPR C certification as well, please phone our office, and this can be arranged to be included in your course for a reasonable fee.

What is Level C First Aid and CPR?

Level C CPR is the highest level of “lay rescuer” CPR and covers basic CPR, the use of AED and a small number of life saving techniques as they apply to adults, children and babies. Unless you work as a professional responder, or a health care professional in a clinical setting, CPR C will meet the needs of any employer who requires you to be certified in CPR. CPR C and CPR recertification are offered as stand-alone courses at Alert First Aid. That being said, CPR C is also included as an integral part of the majority of our first-aid courses, such as Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, and Marine First Aid. Most people get their CPR C certification as part of one of these First Aid courses. The only First Aid courses we offer that do not include CPR C are our Worksafe BC Occupational First Aid courses, since those courses are specifically focused on First Aid for co-workers, and don’t touch on children or babies.If you are signed up for one of our OFA Level 1, 2, or 3 courses and need CPR C certification as well, please phone our office, and this can be arranged to be included in your course for a reasonable fee.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! A permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the entire course. You will also be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Most of our Standard First Aid courses at this time are offered as a blended (half online, half in person) course - click here to switch to the blended course schedule!

Training Schedules & Locations

Recertification

If you have a current and valid Standard First Aid certificate, you are eligible to take a shorter, faster-paced Standard First Aid recertification course. If your certificate expires before the course date you will need to sign up for the full course.

Please be prepared to show proof of certification.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Standard First Aid & CPR Level C course includes the following materials:

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

RECERTIFICATION: You MUST be currently certified in Standard First Aid to qualify for recertification. IF YOUR CERTIFICATE EXPIRES BEFORE THE COURSE DATE you will need to register for the full Standard First Aid course, and not the shorter recertification.

Be prepared to show proof of certification to the course instructor if you choose a recertification course.

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Who should take this course?

  • Nursing students (RN/LPN)
  • Healthcare students (RCA/HCA)
  • Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs)
  • Job seekers
  • Girl Guides
  • Scouts
  • Field workers
  • Recreation Centre employment
  • Summer camp counsellors
  • Coaches
  • Lifeguards
  • RCMP
  • Police
  • Correctional Officers
  • Chiropractors
  • Anyone interested in learning how to save a life!

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Standard 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.

Mike was an incredibly good instructor. He was engaging, clear and informative. He answered all questions and allowed us time to learn anything not strictly covered in the course. Resources were useful and interesting.

Kendra Radford-Hall Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

First rate instruction!!!!!!

Rob Crackwell Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and feel like in emergency situations I will be able to respond and help in a well-educated manner, and make informed decisions related to first aid.

Courtney Campbell Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Liked having hands on scenarios. Teachers were both torough & helpful. Learned a lot for sure!

Jamila Douhaibi Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very well run; organized and info filled. Even mildly entertaining! Thanks!

Zyoji Jackson Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I enjoyed the course and the instructor made it fun. I will take my next recert with Alert First Aid!

Christine CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Nathan was awesome. I had very little sleep as I have PTSD and have a difficult time learning, especially on 3 hours sleep. But he made it make sense, completely memorable and easy for me.

Erin Gray Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It made me feel more confident about the knowledge and skills I was learning to know we were learning more than standard Red Cross training. The info was intuitive and easy to learn. 

Geraldine Bulosan Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Always great! Love Alert First Aid!

Heidi Tissari CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course, really appreciate the clear and understandable presentation. Feel very confident in my ability to perform CPR and know what to do.

Jenna Jocksch CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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