Vancouver First Aid has one of its many provider branches right in Surrey, B.C. With classes that use only the latest techniques in training programs, this provider stands out at the very top in providing first aid classes. There are different first aid programs to choose from, as well as CPR only classes and recertification programs. Popular courses include occupational first aid level 1, emergency childcare first aid, standard first aid and on-line safety training. Participants may also register for food safe level 1 and level 2 courses. Private courses are available at the Surrey Newton training centre or a trained instructor can come to you. Certification meets workplace and academic requirements and is valid for 3 years. To register for first aid certification programs in Surrey, including WorkSafe BC approved occupational first aid, use the contact information provided below.
Sign up and fees
This Surrey training provider offers a full host of courses. Here is a brief break down of the prices of some of the more popular courses:
- Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA level 1) – 79.99
- Standard First Aid and CPR – 130.00 (re-certification available – 70.00)
- Emergency First aid and CPR – 75.00
- Childcare First Aid and CPR – 75.00
All the fees and additional expenses that a student needs to pay is settled completely during enrolment or before the training begins.
The total fees include:
- Tuition and tax
- Certificate cards
- Registration (with WorkSafe BC)
In the case of a drop out, full reimbursements are available. Students who are eligible for the refund are those who informed the provider at least 36 hours prior to dropping out.
Students can enrol for a training program through any of the following channels:
- On-line application (on the Vancouver First Aid website) – www.vancouverfirstaid.ca/surrey
- E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone call – 778-709-9180
- Walk-ins – 7238 137th Street, Surrey BC. V3W 1A4
Please remember to conduct your business within normal operating hours. Any e-mails and online application forms will only be processed during that time as well.
Check out the Main Training Centre in Surrey:
First Aid and CPR Training
The first aid programs in Surrey range in length from one to two days. Standard first aid is a two-day, 14-16 hour program that focuses on teaching students recognizing and reacting to emergency health situations. Trained rescuers need to know how to help a victim before they receive medical attention from the emergency room or an ambulance.
Occupational First Aid Level 1 is available to students that need WorkSafe BC approved certification. This is a 8 hour course that includes CPR and AED training.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is also included in the first aid programs but there are also stand-alone CPR-only classes also available. There are three kinds of CPR training: A, C, and HCP.
- Level “A” teaches adult CPR and lasts 4 hours
- Level “C” teaches adult and pediatric CPR and lasts 5 hours
- HCP teaches CPR C to health care providers and lasts 6 hours
There is a variation of curriculum among these three kinds of CPR training, changing as the victim age group and the target audience changes.
Certificate cards are given after the program is completed and passed. They are only valid for three years. To keep a near-expiry certificate valid for another three years, a recertification program must be taken. Recertification is only offered to students with valid certificates. Those with expired certificates have to retake the entire program.
First aid recertification is 6-8 hours long and CPR recertification is 4 hours long for CPR C and HCP. There is currently no recertification program for CPR A.
Who Need First Aid Training in Surrey?
Thousands of people every year get certified in first aid and CPR in Surrey, B.C. Here are some of the more popular professions that require first aid and / or CPR certification:
- Security Guards
- Police Officers
- Government Employees
- Construction Workers
- Childcare Workers
- Nursing Students
- Medical School students
- Registered Massage Therapists
- On-site first aid employees
- Oil Workers
- Gas Workers
- Restaurant Managers
This is a short list of some of the more popular professions that require first aid and / or CPR training. Contact your employer or academic advisor to determine if you need to get certified.
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