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OFA Level 3

Do you want (or need) to become an Occupational First Aid Level 3 attendant?

This is a 70 hour WorkSafeBC course that will provide you with the training and certification necessary to become a WorkSafeBC OFA Level 3 attendant.

Throughout this course, you'll learn about scene assessment (and the Priority Action Approach), patient transport and packaging, how to respond to and treat cardiac emergencies, shock, bleeding, medical emergencies, minor injuries, exposure to heat and cold, and lots more!

You won't quite be a doctor when you're done, but it's the closest you'll get with a WorkSafeBC first aid course.

You can access the course manual and get a headstart on the content here

The course itself runs Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm over two weeks (the dates you see posted here are the first and the last day of the course). You'll get lunch breaks throughout, and all the coffee you can drink.

There is no recertification course for Occupational First Aid Level 3, however if you have a valid/current Occupational First Aid Level 3 certificate and a CPR certificate taken within the past 6 months, you may challenge the exam on the last two days of a course.

Course Schedule

Day 1 (Monday)

Introduction, Scene Assessment, Primary Survey & Transport Decision, Secondary Survey, Patient Positioning

Day 2 (Tuesday)

Patient Packaging Deliberate Practice, Basic Skills

Day 3 (Wednesday)

Being an OFA, Airway & Breathing Unresponsive Patient, Airway & Breathing Conscious Patient

Day 4 (Thursday)

Cardiac Emergencies, Shock

Day 5 (Friday)


Day 6 (Monday)

Medical Emergencies, Minor Injuries

Day 7 (Tuesday)

Occupational First Aid Safety, Major Injuries, Exposure to Heat and Cold

Day 8 (Wednesday)

Effective Communication, Head & Nervous System, Multiple Patients

Day 9 (Thursday)

Formative Skills Assessment, Written Test

Day 10 (Friday)

Summative Skills Assessment

Full Course Length: 70 Hours
Recertification: 14 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Click here to view the Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3) Training Guide
Click here to view the Sample Workplace Written Procedures for Occupational First Aid
Click here to view the OFA 3 Reference and Training Manual

Our Clients Say

"Amazing instructor! Encouraging, knowledgeable, calm, excellent communicator, and explained everything clearly and answered the million questions I had for her good naturedly!" - Kristin Kuzyk, Victoria BC (OFA 3)

"The deliberate learning really helped instill confidence, show you your weaknesses and give you time to improve them. Hands down the best first aid course I've done." - Brad Hillier, Victoria BC (OFA 3)

"The instructor added a lot of good insight to the course from her experiences. Thanks!" - Jose Figueroa, Victoria BC (OFA 3)



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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach an OFA Level 3 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.

For more information about who should take this course, please see Schedule 3-A Minimum Levels of First Aid on the WorkSafeBC website. If you are not sure of your workplace's hazard rating, please view the Assigned Hazard Rating List.