Standard First Aid & CPR

Duration: 13–14 hours teaching time

Man and woman checking vital signs on another man

Blended Standard First Aid:  8 hours online learning*, 7 hours teaching time

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.


Red Cross First Aid Instructor 


100% attendance and participation; 75% min. passing grade on a written, closed book knowledge evaluation; and adherence to the Fundamental Principles.


3-year certification in Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level A or C.


Standard First Aid: 7–7.5 hours; includes CPR Level A or C and AED; adheres to local legislation 
Blended Standard First Aid: 4 hours online learning*, 3-4 hours teaching time.
*Online learning time may vary depending on the learner

Course Content

  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Head, neck and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Poisons (includes opioid poisoning)

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Participant Materials

  • First Aid & CPR (print and/or eBook)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
  • Standard First Aid – Online (Blended only)
  • Standard First Aid certificate (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)

Printable version – Standard First Aid & CPR