First Aid & CPR

First Aid and CPR classes


Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED - Level C

This two-day Red Cross course provides comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace. A variety of topics are covered from basic first aid such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level C, prevention of disease transmission to more severe sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. Contact (403) 220-3655 for more information.

  • Classes run on weekdays and weekends
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $130

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Red Cross CPR/AED - Level C

This one-day Red Cross course provides basic lifesaving techniques. Topics covered include rescue skills such as airway, breathing and cardiovascular emergencies, CPR (Level C), using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and prevention of disease transmission. 

  • Classes run on weekdays and weekends
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $90

On-campus custom group bookings available. Email swim@ucalgary.ca for more information.

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RECERTIFICATION - Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED - Level C

This Red Cross course is designed as an update for those individuals who already hold current valid certification. If your Standard First Aid or CPR certification is expired, you cannot take this course.

Prerequisite: Recognized Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C or CPR Level C certification that is current. Awards without an expiry date are considered current for 3 years.

  • Classes run on weekdays and weekends
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $90

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RECERTIFICATION - Red Cross CPR/AED - Level C

This Red Cross course is designed as an update for those individuals who already hold current valid certification. If your Standard First Aid or CPR certification is expired, you cannot take this course.

Prerequisite: Recognized Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C or CPR Level C certification that is current. Awards without an expiry date are considered current for 3 years.

  • Classes run on weekdays and weekends
  • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Cost: $55

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Basic Life Support (BLS) with Airways and Oxygen

Designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and provide the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, and rapid defibrillation. Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy can also be added as additional certifications to this course. Health Care Provider CPR will no longer be offered. 

Recertification also available.

  • Classes run on weekdays and weekends
  • Basic Life Support
    • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • Cost: $90
  • Basic Life Support Recertification 
    • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Cost: $70

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Psychological First Aid

This Canadian Red Cross course equips learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. The course uses primarily case-based learning and teaches learners how to support themselves and others with the effcts of various kinds of stress.

Some online learning is required before the start of class.

  • Classes run on weekdays and weekends
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $110

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First Aid Instructor Development Program

First Aid and CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid Program through the delivery of First Aid and CPR courses. This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach Emergency and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Marine Basic First Aid, and Emergency and Standard Child Care First Aid. This program is designed to prepare you to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments. It includes how to teach and facilitate, individual and group assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

  • If you are currently certified as a First Aid Instructor through another recognized First Aid agency, you can find Red Cross First Aid Instructor: Transfer Option 1 course offerings here.
  • If you are currently certified as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level), you can find Red Cross First Aid Instructor: Transfer Option 2 course offerings here.

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