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A comprehensive 80-hour first aid and CPR skills training for professional emergency medical responders.

Victoria-tillicum Emergency Medical Responder

Victoria-tillicum Emergency Medical Responder

A comprehensive 80-hour first aid and CPR skills training for professional emergency medical responders.

Are you ready for a new rewarding career as a certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) in Victoria? The Canadian Red Cross EMR course is your gateway to acquiring essential skills and knowledge to make a difference in emergency situations. Successful completion of this course results in certification as a Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder.

From there, you can apply for your EMR license through the EMA Licensing Board or challenge the Occupational First Aid Level 3 exam to work as a Level 3 First Aid Attendant.

Please note - licensing is a completely separate process done through the Emergency Medical Assistants (EMA) Licensing Board and involves several steps, including practical exams, and additional fees. You can read more information about this process here

Our course is designed to prepare you thoroughly for the EMALB licensing process. With an impressive first attempt pass rate of over 90%, our previous students have excelled in their EMALB licensing exams.

Interested in this course but don't have the funding? Contact us at for more information about our scholarship program. 

Full Course Length 80 hours - $1425.00 Register Now
Recertification 40 hours

Course Details

EMR Course Prerequisites

- Current and valid Standard First Aid with CPR Level C certification; and 

- Completion of the pre-course reading and assignments (approx. 20 hours)

Certification Requirements

- Attend and actively participate in 100% of the course;

- Achieve a minimum score of 75% on the closed-book written knowledge evaluation; and

- Demonstrate proficiency in 2 practical exam scenarios (1 trauma and 1 medical)


Is there Free Parking Available?

Our Tillicum Classroom is located at the Tillicum Mall and there is plenty of Free Parking.

I want to take an EMR course in Victoria but can't afford it what can I do?

We acknowledge that the course comes with a substantial cost, and we are committed to taking every possible step to contribute to a safer world. Visit our homepage and click on the "Scholarships for Advanced Courses" button. We will then get in touch to explore how we can provide the necessary training to open up more opportunities for you.

How hard is it to pass Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Course

EMR certification is challenging! Most, but not all of our participants succeed in becoming certified. To succeed in an EMR course you must pass a written exam, as well as 2 practical exams. The practical exams are usually the most challenging. You will need to successfully treat patients up to the EMR Standard of Care in one simulated trauma scenario, and one simulated medical scenario. In order to build up the skills and confidence to pass the EMR scope of practice, most participants will need to dedicate plenty of time beforehand to complete the pre-course assignment, and be fully committed to staying physically and mentally present in the classroom during all lesson and practice time. If you aren’t sure if EMR certification is right for you, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific concerns.

How much pre-course work will I have to do for the EMR course

It depends on how much you want to get out of the EMR course - the more you put in, the more you take out - but expect to spend a minimum of 10 hours and up to 24 hours to complete the EMR workbook assignment. We will provide guidance as to which chapters are best to focus on if you don’t have the time to complete the entire workbook.

What work opportunities are there for an Emergency Medical Responder in BC?

The Emergency Medical Responder course is a good start to a career in Paramedicine. EMR Graduates of the Red Cross EMR certificate will help qualify you to do some types of work in BC such as working with Ski Patrol, some private ambulance services, sports medicine and event medicine. EMR supersedes First Responder (FR) a requirement for most Fire Departments. If you choose to go through the EMALB licensing process then this will open up tremendous opportunities, where you can work on ambulance with BC Ambulance, become an Occupational First Aid Attendant for remote industrial work sites.


Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary EMR certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent EMR certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will 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.


First Aid Course Materials for Emergency Medical Responder in Victoria-TILLICUM

The Emergency Medical Responder course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Workbook (virtual)

A hard copy of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text is available to purchase for an additional $178.57 + tax.

Where to find us:

Visit our Victoria-TILLICUM training courses here.

Victoria - Tillicum Centre

Tillicum Centre, 3170 Tillicum Road, Unit #51 Victoria-TILLICUM, BC V9A 7C6

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Who should take this course?

  • Paramedics looking for work with BC Ambulance
  • Employment with Fire Departments
  • Those working in prehospital care
  • Applying as EMR in Private ambulance service
  • industrial first aid attendants
  • Workplace First Responders
  • rescue teams
  • ski patrol

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Emergency Medical Responder course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Vancouver | Nanaimo | Victoria-tillicum | Burnaby | Duncan | Victoria-uvic | Online | Qualicum-beach |

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

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