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

OFA Level 3

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.

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.

Course Schedule

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Course Content

Responsibilities of an OFA     Shock
Preparing to respond   Minor Injuries
  PPE   Bleeding
Priority Action Approach   Fainting and seizures
  Transportation decisions   Sudden Medical Emergencies
Adult CPR   Stroke
  AED   Exposure to Heat & Cold

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, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 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.

Course Materials

Included in this course is the Occupational First Aid Level 3 Training Guide and the Occupational First Aid Level 3 Reference and Training manual.

Occupational First Aid Level 3 Training Guide 

First Aid Certification

You will receive your certificate upon successful completion of the course.


Course Recertification

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.

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 info@alertfirstaid.com 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.