Candidates have the option of learning CPR courses through a 1st aid course or in a stand-alone CPR course. With 1st aid, training candidates can have the option of selecting from a variety of different CPR levels. This page is dedicated to explaining the difference between the different CPR levels and the providers that offer them.
1st aid and CPR providers that Offer Stand-Alone CPR Courses
- St Mark James Training
- The Lifesaving Society
- The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- St. Johns Ambulance
Regardless of what provider you choose you will receive a certificate that is of equal value and valid for 3 years. Certificates received through these four major providers meet government and legislative standards for your area.
CPR Class Registration:
To register for any stand-alone CPR course select your location from the side menu bar to be directed to a page focused on your region.
We have partnered with providers throughout Canada that offer a variety of stand-alone CPR courses. We have locations in Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Hamilton, and Ottawa. Visit our location page for more information on our CPR training partners.
Different CPR levels:
The following is a description and list of the variety of different CPR level’s offered through the major providers in Canada:
CPR level “A” and AED
This is the most basic CPR level. Candidates will learn CPR techniques for only adult and child victims. This course is 3 to 4 hours in length with no re-certification courses available.
CPR level “B” and AED
This is an obsolete level of CPR that was designed to teach candidates CPR for adult and child victims. This curriculum is identical to that of CPR level “A” so it has become obsolete.
CPR level “C” and AED
This is the most popular level of CPR. This is a 5 to 6-hour class that teaches candidates CPR techniques for adult, child, and infant victims. Re-certification courses are available for this course for candidates that are looking to renew their certification.
CPR level “C” for health care providers (also known as CPR “HCP”)
This is a CPR level designed for candidates that want to or work in the health care industry. This is the most comprehensive level of CPR training and includes rescues with 2 trained rescuers and advanced equipment for adult, child, and infant victims. This course is approximately 6 hours in length.