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A fun, hands-on basic first aid & CPR course in Vancouver, BC that covers lifesaving skills for common emergencies.

Vancouver Blended Emergency First Aid (CSA Basic) CPR C

Vancouver Blended Emergency First Aid (CSA Basic) CPR C

A fun, hands-on basic first aid & CPR course in Vancouver, BC that covers lifesaving skills for common emergencies.

Alert First-Aid was one of the Canadian Red Cross' very first training partners. In 2019, we expanded off Vancouver Island and now are teaching lifesaving first aid to the Vancouver community!

The Vancouver Emergency First AId & CPR Level C Blended course includes both CPR and first aid skills to respond to life-threatening emergencies, and it's delivered in a blended learning format (half online, half in-person). While the Emergency First Aid course will teach you how respond to most immediately life-threatinign injuries like deadly bleeding and heart attacks, it won't cover what to do for the smaller things like nosebleeds or sprained ankles - for that, you'll need to take the Standard First Aid course. Both are recognized as equivalent to the WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 course.

Full Course Length 4 hours online, 4.5 hours in class - $90.00 Register Now

Course Details


  • 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


I live in Vancouver and I need an Emergency First Aid course but I cannot afford one.

We understand your situation. Please reach out to us. We believe that first aid should be accessible to everyone, regardless of financial constraints.

If I take a course at your Vancouver First Aid course location can I get a first aid kit?

Joining the Alert First Aid team give you substantial discounts on our extensive range of first aid supplies available on our website. Our Vancouver location features various first aid kits for sale, with our best-selling Alert Deluxe First Aid kit among them.

We have a group of people that need a first aid course in Greater Vancouver, Do you offer specialized group training?

We not only offer customization for all Red Cross First Aid and WCB courses but can tailor them to meet the specific requirements of your workplace or organization.

What is the skytrain station for the Alert Vancouver First Aid Classroom

Our Vancouver First Aid Training Center is located on the second floor (Unit #209) at 3316 Kingsway, near the corner of Kingsway and Joyce Street.

What does CPR Level C mean?

CPR Level C is the most comprehensive "lay rescuer" CPR, encompassing basic CPR, AED usage, and essential life-saving techniques applicable to adults, children, and infants. If you're not a professional responder or a healthcare professional in a clinical setting, CPR C is typically sufficient to meet employer CPR certification requirements. Alert First Aid offers CPR C and CPR recertification as standalone courses. Moreover, CPR C is an integral component of our primary first-aid courses, including Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, and Marine First Aid. Most individuals acquire their CPR C certification within the context of these broader first aid courses. However, it's essential to note that our Worksafe BC Occupational First Aid courses, specifically tailored for workplace first aid, do not include CPR C. If you're enrolled in one of our Occupational First Aid courses and need CPR C certification, please contact our office to arrange inclusion for a reasonable fee.

What is difference between Emergency first aid course and a Standard First Aid course?

In summary, Emergency First Aid course is a one-day course, while Standard First Aid is a more extensive two-day program. The Emergency First Aid course prioritizes essential skills for addressing severe, life-threatening injuries such as choking, CPR with AED, and controlling severe bleeding. Standard First Aid, encompassing all Emergency First Aid content, delves further into additional knowledge topics not covered in the shorter course. These include Head & Neck Injuries, Poisoning, Environmental Emergencies, and a more detailed exploration of managing minor injuries and wounds. The extended duration also provides more time for hands-on practice, allowing participants to build confidence in applying their first aid skills effectively. Both Standard and Emergency First Aid courses are acknowledged as acceptable equivalents to OFA Level 1. If a job specifically requires Emergency First Aid course, Standard First Aid is considered an acceptable alternative, ensuring flexibility for individuals seeking appropriate certification for various employment requirements.

How long does it take to get CPR and first aid certified?

The duration of our first aid courses varies depending on the specific certification you require. The majority of our first aid courses, all of which include CPR training, can typically be completed in a single day in the classroom. For instance, both Standard First Aid and Marine First Aid certifications are 2-day courses, but they are available in a blended format, allowing one of those days to be completed online. Courses are regularly offered at our Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Duncan locations, providing convenient options for quick certification. If you need a responder-level course for your workplace, OFA Level 2 is a 5-day program, while OFA Level 3 is a more extensive 10-day course spread over two weeks. We strive to offer flexible and accessible training options to meet a variety of scheduling needs.

How long is an emergency first aid certificate valid for?

Emergency First Aid expires after 3 years, so you will need to recertify the Emergency First Aid every 3 years to keep it maintained.

What is Emergency First Aid course with CPR AED C?

The Emergency First Aid course offered by Alert First Aid is a fundamental one-day program dedicated to imparting essential life-saving skills and knowledge. This certification meets the minimum requirement for many employment positions, although some employers may mandate the more extensive 2-day Standard First Aid certification. Notably, WorkSafe BC recognizes the Red Cross Emergency First Aid certificate as equivalent to OFA Level 1. The CPR C component of the course encompasses CPR training for adults, children, and infants, making it the highest level of CPR for lay rescuers. Additionally, all CPR courses, including CPR C, cover the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED), eliminating the need for separate AED training. The course covers crucial topics such as Scene Assessment, Primary Assessment, Clearing an Obstructed Airway, CPR with AED for various age groups, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, Controlling Severe Bleeds, and Basic Minor Wound Management. This comprehensive training equips participants with the necessary skills to respond effectively to a range of emergencies.

Can I get first aid certified online?

To obtain first aid certification through Alert First Aid, you can take advantage of our blended learning format, which applies to Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, and standalone CPR C courses. This unique approach allows you to complete the theoretical "knowledge lessons" online, significantly reducing the in-classroom time required for these courses by half. However, it's important to note that first aid certification cannot be issued unless at least half of the total course time is spent in the classroom. This ensures that an instructor can guide you through practical skills, evaluate your proficiency, and certify that you can competently perform these critical skills in real-life situations.

Do online first aid courses count?

If you need first aid certification for your workplace or a community role, it's important to note that fully online first aid courses are generally not considered valid for most purposes in BC. At Alert First Aid, we offer legitimate Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, and standalone CPR C courses in a blended format. This means you can complete the essential "knowledge lessons" online, effectively cutting the in-classroom time in half. However, certification cannot be issued unless at least half of the total course duration is spent in the classroom. This requirement ensures that our instructors can guide you through practical skills, assess your proficiency, and certify that you are capable of performing these crucial skills effectively, meeting the standards necessary for workplace and community certifications.

Why Should I take an Emergency First Aid course with Alert First Aid?

Taking a course with Alert First Aid guarantees top-notch training from one of the largest Red Cross Training Partners in BC, with over 25 years of expertise in equipping individuals with life-saving skills. What sets Alert First Aid apart is our unique offering of a diverse range of Canadian Red Cross and WCB courses, providing comprehensive options to meet various training needs. Our instructors undergo rigorous training to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques. As a one-stop solution, Alert First Aid not only offers exclusive First Aid and Disaster Equipment but also provides a full range of Automated External Defibrillators. Beyond training, we are committed to giving back to the community. Through various initiatives, Alert First Aid actively engages in community support, promoting awareness and education on first aid and safety. Whether you're seeking WCB compliance or aspiring to become an Emergency Medical Responder, Alert First Aid combines experience, versatility, and a dedication to community well-being to ensure you are well-prepared to respond confidently in emergency situations.

How many questions are on the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course Exam?

There are 20 multiple choice questions on the exam for the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course. You must get 70% on the exam to pass the Emergency first aid course.

How many questions are on the Red Cross Standard First Aid Exam?

There are 20 multiple choice questions on the exam for the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course. You must get 70% on the exam to pass the Emergency First Aid course.

English is my second language and I am concerned about passing the Emergency First Aid exam

Written exams can be hard. If you if you are concerned, please inform your first aid instructor. They can read the questions on the exam to you. Our clients with reading issues, exam anxiety, or those for whom English is a second language have found been very successful when we assist with the exam

I want to prepare for my Emergency First Aid course before I take it what can I do?

Explore our course pages to find useful downloads. We provide first aid course manuals and a skill checklist. If you are looking more accessible, or English is your second language we would recommend downloading the Canadian Red Cross First Aid app. When you register for your course we will send you a link to the app.

I have an Injury can I still take an Emergency First Aid course?

Being able to demonstrate your First Aid skills is required to pass an Emergency First Aid Your first aid instructor are able to customize the training to your needs, ensuring safety and successful completion.

Is a written exam mandatory for Red Cross Emergency First Aid Course?

Due to WCB and Red Cross national first aid training standards, a written exam is mandatory for the Standard First Aid course. Be cautious of agencies in BC that claim otherwise. If you encounter challenges with a written exam, your first aid instructor can assist you.

Why do I need to show my Photo ID at my Emergency First Aid course in BC?

The Emergency First Aid course is equivalent to WCB OFA level 1. To certify you as a Level 1 first aid attendant, we require age verification and confirmation of your identity. Acceptable identification for BC Workplace First Aid includes: Valid Canadian or U.S. Driver's License. Valid Passport. Valid Student ID Card for the current school year. Employee Picture Identification Card. Native Status Picture Identification Card. BC Photo ID (including digital) issued November 1996 or later. Please ensure you have one of these forms of ID to participate in your first aid course.


Emergency First Aid Blended Certification process Vancouver

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a certificate of completion once you've finished the online module, and 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.


There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.


Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual Vancouver

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

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

Note: The online portion of your course will be assigned within 1 business day of registering for your in-person section. Please keep this in mind when choosing a date, and allow yourself enough time to complete the online portion of the course.


Where to find us:

Visit our Vancouver training courses here.

Vancouver First Aid Training Courses

3316 Kingsway, Unit #209 Vancouver, BC V5R 5K7

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Who should take this course?

  • Police
  • Community Care
  • Residential Care
  • Dental Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Job Seekers
  • Teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Bus Drivers
  • Flight Crew
  • Coaches
  • Volunteers
  • Respite Care
  • General Interest for All Ages

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Blended Emergency First Aid (CSA Basic) CPR C course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Vancouver | Burnaby | New Westminster | Port Moody | Port Coquitlam | Coquitlam | Richmond | North Vancouver

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

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