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.

First-aid course

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

Standard 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 that nearly 60% of Canadians who have had to perform first aid did so to help a family member?

This comprehensive two-day first aid course offers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need first aid training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. The Standard First Aid is our most popular first aid course. With two full days of first aid training there is ample time to take practice first aid scenarios and really take the time to gain confidence through practicing first aid skills. All of our first aid courses are taught by certified Canadian Red Cross First Aid Trainers. The first aid instructors at Alert First Aid go through a rigorous instructor training program that far exceeds the Canadian Red Cross or WCB standards. 

This course is considered equivalent to WorkSafeBC’s Occupational First Aid Level 1, is recognized by the Adult & Child Licensing Board, and includes the latest first aid and CPR Guidelines.

Alert First Aid has 8 classrooms in 4 different cities in If you are looking for a first aid training in Vancouver or on Vancouver Island you will find we have large selections of Standard First Aid courses. 

Standard First Aid Course Schedules

Vancouver (209-3316 Kingsway) Standard First Aid Course Schedule

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street) Standard First Aid Course Schedule

Victoria (University of Victoria) Standard First Aid Course Schedule

Nanaimo (3-1611 Bowen Road) Standard First Aid Course Schedule

Duncan (300 Brae Road) Standard First Aid Course Schedule

Standard First Aid Course Content

The Red Cross     Adult, Child & Infant CPR & AED 
Preparing to respond   Wound care & building a first aid kit
The EMS system   Head and spine injuries
Check, Call, Care   Bone, muscle and joint injuries
Airway emergencies   Sudden Medical Emergencies
Breathing and Circulation    Environmental Emergencies
Respiratory & cardiac arrest   Poisons

Standard First Aid Course Materials

A virtual first aid manual is included. Hard copy first aid training manuals are available for an additional $10.00. You can purchase them on the day of your first aid course. 

Standard First Aid & CPR Manual 

Standard First Aid Certification

Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your first aid course, and your permanent first aid  certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the first aid training has taken place.

Standard First Aid Recertification

If you have a current first aid certificate? If so you are eligible to take the shorter recertification first aid course. You will need to show proof of current first aid certification to your first aid  instructor in order to be certified.

Standard First Aid Recertification Training Schedules

Vancouver (209-3316 Kingsway) Standard First Aid Recert Course Schedule

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street) Standard First Aid Recert Course Schedule

Nanaimo (3-1611 Bowen Road) Standard First Aid Recert Course Schedule

Duncan (300 Brae Road) Standard First Aid Recert Course Schedule

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts first aid training 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: 16 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria (UVic) BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Duncan B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver BC

Click here to view the Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Fact Sheet
Click here to view the Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive First Aid course Guide for First Aid & CPR
Click here to view the Red Cross Standard First-Aid course objectives

Our Clients Say

“ Great learning experience. Best first aid course I have ever taken. Excellent instructor, very informative and clear.”

John Colley

Standard First-Aid

Surrey,  BC

"I have always done St. John Ambulance first aid training. This course was taught differently but was more effective due to m ore hands on training. I will definitely return to Alert First Aid for my re-certification. Thank You!!"

Rene Cyr

Standard First-Aid

Victoria, BC

"The instructor was entertaining and obviously experienced in the field of first aid. It is a lot of information in a short time, clearly presented, varied, physical and fun. Thank you for teaching today's course. I was a teacher so I know how difficult it is to keep people's attention for a long time. You did an excellent job."

Sandy Bell

Standard First-Aid Recert

Victoria, BC

"I’ve always enjoyed Alert First Aid courses so when I moved from Victoria to Vancouver I was happy to see they had Alert here too. It’s an interactive, hands on class that makes me feel confident in my skills."

Alison Bell

Standard First Aid Course


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

  • Girl guides
  • Working at the YMCA
  • Field workers
  • Looking for employment
    (most recognized)
  • Anyone interested in learning how to save a life!
  • Nursing students (ie. RN, LPN)
  • Healthcare students (ie. RCA, HCA)
  • Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs)