Marine Basic First Aid

Duration: 16 hours. Flexible scheduling options.

Basic two-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine/fishing industry. 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 Chief Mate limited certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 2, or on a vessel on sheltered waters.


Red Cross First Aid Instructor or Instructor Trainer


Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN)


100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam


3-year certification in Marine Basic First Aid & CPR Level C, equivalent to Standard First Aid & CPR Level C, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Basic First Aid


Not permitted under federal regulations

Course Content    

> Assessment of needs of ill or injured persons and threats to own safety
> Appreciation of body structure and functions
> Positioning of person
> The unconscious person
> Resuscitation techniques (including CPR C)
> Control bleeding
> Management of shock
> Burns, scalds, and injuries caused by electricity
> Rescue and transport of person
> Other topics including improvising bandages, rescue in enclosed spaces, infectious diseases, and personal health and hygiene

Take-Home Materials            

First Aid & CPR Manual
Certification card and optional wall certificate
Transport Canada Training Certificate

Printable version – Marine Basic First Aid Course