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First Aid Re-Certification in Ottawa

First Aid Re-Certification in Ottawa

First Aid Re-Certification in Ottawa

Established in 2007, Ottawa First Aid has been offering the community quality training programs and renewal / re-certification classes for first aid. Students can’t find another provider with better rates and quality. Ottawa First Aid is also a St Mark James training affiliate so all instructors are certified by St Mark James. The programs are also monitored and approved so students a receiving the best training. Full courses are available as much as 5 times a week while renewal / re-cert classes are available at least twice a week.

Visit the Ottawa First Aid website for more details on rates and schedules. Enrolment can be completed in person, through e-mail, or through telephone call. A registration form is also on the Ottawa First Aid website.


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Regular programs and refresher courses

Regular first aid classes are held throughout the week, even evenings and weekends. Renewal or recertification is available twice a week. The classes are 18 hours long, while refresher programs are 8 hours long, inclusive of CPR recertification. First aid programs teach students how to manage different injuries and emergency situations. Skills such as chest compressions, bandaging and bleeding management are the most popular among the trainees.

While the full program includes CPR training, CPR-only classes are also available. There are three levels a student can choose from: A, C, and HCP. All programs and CPR-only classes teach students how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) used during CPR.

Training Fees

Ottawa First Aid has very affordable classes or training fees. Expenses are paid in full during enrolment and include tuition (plus taxes), certification, St Mark James registration fees, and use of training manuals and equipment. Reimbursement of the complete fees are given to students who drop out but are able to give a 72-hour notice beforehand.

Adult training mannequins

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Students who complete a class or program are given a wallet-sized certificate from St Mark James. Wall-mount sized certificates can be requested, however. All certificates are only valid for three years. Recertification for expiring (must be current) certificates are available at Ottawa First Aid, inclusive CPR C recertification.

Private Programs

Private instructors have different rates and schedules so inquire about them before booking a class. Companies who want to hire an instructor for an event can trust Ottawa First Aid. Rates are affordable and schedules are very flexible.

A sneak peak on first aid training below!

Did You Know?

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