Victoria First Aid provides participants with the CPR and AED certification courses that do not include any first aid training. These courses, divided into a number of levels, teaches participants cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and techniques based on the latest standards set by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Successful candidates will be issued a workplace approved certificate that is valid nationally, throughout Canada, for 36 months (3 years). This page will outline the different levels of CPR training available through Victoria First Aid. For more information about any of these courses select the highlighted title of each paragraph to get re-directed to the details and registration page of that course. You can complete the registration for any of these courses on-line (through the registration page), via email or telephone. Private courses for each program are also available. To book a private course course or if you have any questions or concerns please use our “contact us” page. We have friendly customer service representatives that can help answer any of your questions.
CPR level “A”, also known as CPR for basic life support, is the shortest and most basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. This CPR course is taken by individuals that want to only learn the basic skills of CPR and that will work primarily with adults. Some students are also required to take this course. Participants will learn basic CPR skills to recognize and treat adult patients. Participants will also discover how to recognize and give proper care for patients with respiratory emergencies that include full and partial obstructions (choking). This course is a 3 to 4 hour program that provides successful participants with a CPR and AED certificate that is valid and current for 36 months. This certificate is valid throughout Canada and meets several Health Canada, legislative, academic and workplace requirements. No re-certification courses are available for CPR level “A” and candidates must re-take the course to renew certification.
The most famous and without doubt one of the most detailed cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses is CPR level C. This course encompasses the content featured in cardiopulmonary resuscitation “A” and can serve a substitute for the CPR “A” certificate. Candidates will learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED techniques for adult, infant and child victims. This program is a little lengthier in comparison to CPR level A and costs a little more. Re-certification courses are available for CPR level “C”. Visit the CPR “C” re-certification page to see if you are eligible for a workplace approved renewal course.
CPR “HCP” incorporates all of the content of CPR “A” and “C” and adds additional education with the use of advanced equipment and trained bystanders. This CPR course, sometimes referred to as CPR level “C” for health care providers, takes approximately 6 hours to complete. Participants that complete this program will receive a certificate stating completion of CPR and AED training at a “HCP” level. This is the highest level of CPR certification we have available via the workplace approved. Re-certification courses are available for CPR “HCP”.
For more information about any of these stand-alone CPR certification programs or to register for a course select the level of CPR training you need from above or from the menu.
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Participants that enrol with us will receive the latest in skills and training as recommended by the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation (ILCOR). They are the governing body on CPR and how it is most effective. Learn more about ILCOR here.