Recertification - Workplace Emergency First Aid (BC eqv.) and Standard First Aid Combo

Workplace Emergency First Aid with CPR level A is equivalent to Occupational First Aid level 1 and is required for for people wishing to work in BC however reside in AB. THis course recertifies those with a current Standard First Aid and then also needs the BC equivalent.

Red Cross Electronic Certifications notice:

The Canadian Red Cross has moved to electronic certifications as of Oct 2, 2017 for its First Aid and CPR programs. First Aid and CPR participants will have access to electronic manuals as well as being provided in class manuals. The Canadian Red Cross is the “certifying body” that issues the certifications. This change will also maintain the integrity of the certifications, and make it easier for participants to maintain a record of all the training that they do with the Red Cross as well as provide employers the ability to “verify certifications” of all participants completing a Red Cross First Aid and CPR Program after Oct 2, 2017 using the participants last name and unique certification identifier.

AHASTI will require a unique email address upon registration or at the time of the course for each student in these programs to ensure that the certifications and course manuals are available and accessible to each student. Employers will not have access to these certifications. Employees will be required to forward a copy to employers upon request. As certifications will not be issued at the time of completion, AHASTI will strive to have all issued within 72 hrs of completion of the training. AHASTI will only be issuing temporary certifications to candidates that require a document within that time period.


The following items are covered in this Recertification - Workplace Emergency First Aid (BC eqv.) and Standard First Aid Combo class:

  • * Preparing to Respond
  • * The EMS system
  • * Check, Call, Care
  • * Airway Emergencies
  • * Breathing & Circulation Emergencies
  • * First Aid for Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest
  • * Written exam (min. passing grade: 75%)


7.5 Hours


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • 16 Years of age


Simple First Aid & CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR for the workplace or home. The course covers skills needed to recognize, prevent and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for Adults, CPR Level A, and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission.

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Workplace Emergency First Aid with CPR Level A - is valid for 3 years.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C/AED is valid for 3 years.

hdgAdditional Information

The Red Cross Workplace Emergency First Aid program is a modified version of the national Emergency First Aid course, designed to meet the needs of BC workplaces.

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