First Aid on a boat! This is the full Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid course which includes CPR Level C. It covers all adult, child, and infant skills. It also covers the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Combine Standard First Aid with some added content focusing on marine environments.

Includes the latest First Aid and CPR Guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial and territorial regulations for Standard First Aid. Meets Transport Canada Training Program Standards in Marine First Aid (TP 13008E).

Basic 16 hour course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine/fishing industry. The course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate or endorsement or a Master or Chief Mate limited certification or is the person providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 2, or sheltered waters. Covers skills needed to recognize, prevent, and respond to circulation emergencies in adults (CPR level A). The course uses scenarios taken from the marine/fishing industry.

Please note that if you wish to obtain a Transport Canada Certificate of Competency and/or a Certificate of Proficiency, you will need to apply for a Candidate Document Number at one of the Transport Canada offices. In that past, this was a pre-requisite to taking this course but it is now optional.

Duration: 16 hours
Completion: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. on written exam
Certification: 3-year certification in Marine Basic First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED
Optional: Candidate Document Number Application and Information
Tuition:  $155



    • The Red Cross
    • Assessment of Needs of Ill or Injured Persons and Threats to Own Safety
    • Appreciation of Body Structure and Functions
    • Positioning of the injured 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

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Important!! Please note that certifications will be issued electronically via email directly by the Red Cross within 48 hours following your course. Paper certificates are no longer being issued. Course books are in electronic (PDF) format and will be available when you download your certificate.