Marine Advanced First Aid

Duration: 31 hours. Flexible scheduling options

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Officer certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 1, or on board a vessel on unlimited waters.


Red Cross Emergency Care Instructor or Instructor Trainer


Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN)


100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam


3-year certification in Marine Advanced First Aid, CPR Level HCP, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Advanced First Aid


Not permitted under federal regulations

Course Content    

> The Red Cross
> The emergency scene
> Preventing disease transmission
> Assessment
> Respiratory emergencies
> Airway and ventilation
> Circulatory emergencies
> Bleeding
> Shock
> Soft tissue injuries
> Musculoskeletal injuries
> Head and spine injuries
> Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
> Sudden illnesses
> Poisoning
> Heat‐ and cold‐related emergencies
> Reaching and moving people
> Multiple casualty incidents
> Toxicological hazards aboard ship
> Radio medical advice
> Pharmacology
> Sterilization

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Take-Home Materials            

Emergency Care
Certification card and optional wall certificate
Transport Canada Training Certificate

Printable version – Marine Advanced First Aid Course