When will the certification track become available?
The certification track will be made available as of February 1, 2019.
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. This option is not available until February 1, 2019.
How long do I have to complete my in-class assesment?
You will have 90 days from the date of purchase to complete the in-class assessment. If you do not complete the in-class assessment before the 90 days are up, you will have to repurchase the course again. No refunds will be provided.
How do I set up the in-class assesment portion of my training?
You will need to take your one day in class training at an Alberta St. John Ambulance training centre. In order to do this you will be required to either fill out the form after completion of the online portion or you can contact us at 1-800-665-7114.
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. The blended option will be available February 1, 2019.