We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

First-aid course

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

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.

For the duration of the course, you will be expected to wear a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin. 

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.