When will the certification track become available?
St. John Ambulance - Alberta Council has applied to Alberta OHS to validate our blended learning certification model. Contact us if you would like to receive updates on when our program has been approved.
Is my digital badge the same thing as a certificate?
A digital badge is issued to those who have completed any online course. The online awareness courses are designed to equip non-medical personnel (such as parents, babysitters, and youth) with first aid knowledge. In order to earn a certificate, you must complete the online course, and schedule and attend an in-person assessment.
Is my first aid certificate valid across Canada?
Our first aid courses are designed to meet the local provincial and territorial requirements. Once available, certificates are valid in the province or territory in which they’re issued. Check with your employer, association or Provincial/Territorial OHS department for policies on out-of-province certificates.
How long is the certificate valid for?
The First Aid and CPR course certification period in Alberta is 3 years. For stand-alone CPR courses, certificates include a date of issue. Note that some workplaces or professional associations have specific recertification requirements.
How can I earn my certification now?
We will update our site when our online and in-person certification track is live. For now, you can take the online awareness training portion for general knowledge, or visit our main St. John Ambulance - Alberta Council website to book an in-person course.