First aid and CPR courses

On this page

COVID-19 and First aid & CPR courses

All courses include the following modifications:

  • All participants completing a COVID-19 self-assessment upon arrival
  • Enforcing 2-meter physical distancing, except when required
  • Providing gloves and requiring masks when physical distancing is not possible
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols

If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Scented products

Scented products can cause allergic reactions and respiratory distress. Students, staff and visitors are encouraged not to wear or use any scented products while at Ottawa Paramedic Service Headquarters

Group Bookings

The Ottawa Paramedic Service will hold private group training for groups able to provide their own venue, so long as it satisfies Provincially mandated COVID-19 restrictions. If you are looking for additional courses or a private booking for your group at your location, please contact us:

E-mail: publiceducation@ottawa.ca

Phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 32434

Authorized Provider

Questions regarding the affiliation of an Authorized Provider to the Ottawa Paramedic Service can be address by calling 613-580-2424 Ext: 32434 or by emailing cpr@ottawa.ca.

Standard First Aid with CPR C & AED Certification

This is a comprehensive two-day first aid course covering all major topics. The course is suitable for people looking for a solid foundation in first aid, people employed in a workplace of greater than 5 people, security guards, fire and police program applicants and anyone working with children.

This course is approved by WSIB for workplace first aid requirements and teaches the latest CPR guidelines.

This course is a certified first aid prerequisite for those wishing to register in LSS National Lifeguard Service.

Duration:

Two Days (16 hours)

Cost:

$140.45+ tax ($158.70)

Certification:

Valid for three years

Content:

  • Scene management, primary and secondary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Shock
  • Adult, child and infant CPR and choking
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Bleeding, burns and eyes
  • Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • Head, spinal, chest and abdominal Injuries
  • Diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis, poisoning and seizures
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Moving and lifting
Course dates
Dates Language Time Location Barcode
Nov 23 and 24 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave FULL
Nov 29 and 30 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave FULL
Dec 1 and 2 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave 1636507
Dec 3 and 4 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave 1636508
Dec 8 and 9 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave
1636510
Dec 12 and 13 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave
1636512
Dec 15 and 16 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave
1636513
Dec 19 and 20 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave
1636515
Dec 22 and 23 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave
1637912
Dec 28 and 29 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave
1637913

Standard First Aid with CPR C & AED Recertification

This recertification is intended for individuals holding a valid Standard First Aid Certification (2-days) needing to recertify. A certification is only deemed to be valid if the expiration date on the card has not passed. Students with an expired certification, must take the full 2-day Standard First Aid Certification (link brings you to Standard First Aid). In addition, students who took the recertification course the previous time, must take the full 2-day Standard First Aid Certification course again instead (this will be indicated on the first aid certificate).

In order to attend the course, students must provide proof of a valid certification at the beginning of the course. Students unable to provide a valid certification at the time of the course will not be permitted to attend.

This course is approved by WSIB for workplace first aid requirements and teaches the latest CPR guidelines.

This course is a certified first aid prerequisite for those wishing to register in LSS National Lifeguard Service.

Duration:

Eight hours

Cost:

$92.70 + tax ($104.75)

Certification:

Valid for three years

Content:

  • Scene management and primary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Shock
  • Adult, child and infant CPR and choking
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Bleeding and burns
  • Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • Respiratory (asthma), anaphylaxis, seizures and diabetes
  Course dates
Date Language Time Location Barcode
Nov 28 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave FULL
Dec 5 FRENCH 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Av
1636520
Dec 10 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Av
1636524
Dec 14 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Av
1636525
Dec 21 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Av
1636526

Emergency First Aid with CPR C & AED Certification

This course is designed to provide participants with a general overview of first aid. This course is suitable for those working in small workplaces of less than 5 employees, parents and individuals looking for a general level of first aid for personal reasons.

This course is approved by WSIB for workplace first aid requirements and teaches the latest CPR guidelines.

Duration:

One Day (eight hours)

Cost:

$92.70 + tax ($104.75)

Certification:

Valid for three years.

Content:

  • Scene management and primary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Adult, child and infant CPR and choking
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Bleeding and burns
  • Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • Respiratory (asthma), anaphylaxis, seizures and diabetes


 

CPR C & AED

This course teaches participants how to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies. Students will learn to administer CPR to adults, children and infants as well as choking procedures and the use of an AED. This course is suitable for the lay public needing a CPR C/AED certification.

Duration:

Half Day (four hours)

Cost:

$55.60+ tax ($62.85)

Certification:

Valid for one year

Content:

  • Scene management and primary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Adult, child and infant CPR and choking
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Course dates
Date Language Time Location Barcode
Nov 28 English 9 am - 1 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave FULL
Dec 5 FRENCH 9 am - 1 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave 1637911
Dec 10 English 9 am - 1 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave 1636538
Dec 14 English 9 am - 1 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave 1636539
Dec 21 English 9 am - 1 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave 1637910
Dec 30 English 9 am - 1 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave 1637909


 

Basic Life Support (BLS) – formerly Health Care Provider CPR C & AED

This course is designed for participants that work in the health care setting (nurses, sports medicine medical and dental professionals) and other targeted responders such as; fire services, lifeguard or response team. It covers the health care provider standards of CPR for adults, children and infants as well as choking procedures and AED.

Duration:

Half Day (four hours)

Cost:

$71.50 + tax ($80.80)

Certification:

Valid for one year

Content:

  • Scene management and primary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Shock
  • Artificial respiration
  • Advanced CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Choking procedures
  • Use of barrier device and bag-valve mask (BVM)
  • Heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Course dates
Date Language Time Location Barcode
Nov 25, 2022 English 9 am - 1 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave FULL


 

Oxygen Therapy and Airway Management

This course teaches students when and how to correctly administer supplemental oxygen to a patient using various delivery devices. Students will also learn how to maintain the patient’s airway, administer suction, oral airways, advanced airway techniques and how to properly assemble and handle oxygen equipment

Duration:

Half Day (four hours)

Cost: 

$71.50 + tax ($80.80)

Certification:

Valid for two years

Content:

  • Scene management and primary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Delivery devices - bag valve mask (BVM), pocket mask and non-rebreathing mask
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Oxygen administration and complications
  • Proper handling and storage of oxygen equipment (cylinders, regulators…)
  • Suction
  • Assisted Respiration

Standard First Aid with Basic Life Support (formerly Health Care Provider CPR) & AED Certification

This is a comprehensive two-day first aid course covering all major topics. The course is suitable for individuals working in the health care setting (nurses, sports medicine medical and dental professionals) and other targeted responders such as; fire services, lifeguard or response team that require a first aid certificate as well as a Basic Life Support (formerly Health Care Provider CPR C & AED).

This course is approved by WSIB for workplace first aid requirements and teaches the latest CPR guidelines.

This course is a certified first aid prerequisite for those wishing to register in LSS National Lifeguard Service.

Duration:

Two Days (16 hours)

Cost:

$166.75+ tax

Certification:

Valid for three years

Content:

  • Scene management, primary and secondary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Shock
  • Advanced CPR for Adult, child and infant
  • Choking procedures
  • Use of barrier device and bag-valve mask (BVM)
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Bleeding, burns and eyes
  • Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • Head, spinal, chest and abdominal Injuries
  • Diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis, poisoning and seizures
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Moving and lifting


 

Standard First Aid Basic Life Support Recertification

This course is suitable for individuals working in the health care setting (nurses, sports medicine medical and dental professionals) and other targeted responders such as; fire services, lifeguard or response team that require a first aid certificate as well as a Basic Life Support (formerly Health Care Provider CPR C & AED).

The recertification is intended for individuals holding a valid Standard First Aid Certification (2-days) needing to recertify who also hold a valid Basic Life Saving (Health Care Provider CPR). A certification is only deemed to be valid if the expiration date on the card has not passed. Students with an expired certification, must take the full 2-day Standard First Aid Certification . In addition, students who took the recertification course the previous time, must take the full 2-day Standard First Aid Certification course again instead (this will be indicated on the first aid certificate).

In order to attend the course, students must provide proof of a valid certification at the beginning of the course. Students unable to provide a valid certification at the time of the course will not be permitted to attend.

This course is approved by WSIB for workplace first aid requirements and teaches the latest CPR guidelines.

This course is a certified first aid prerequisite for those wishing to register in LSS National Lifeguard Service.

Duration:

Eight hours

Cost:

$120.58 + tax ($136.25)

Certification:

Valid for three years

Content:

  • Scene management, primary and secondary assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Shock
  • Advanced CPR for adult, child and infant
  • Choking procedures
  • Use of barrier device and bag-valve mask (BVM)
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Bleeding, burns and eyes
  • Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • Head, spinal, chest and abdominal injuries
  • Diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis, poisoning and seizures
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Moving and lifting
Course dates
Date Language Time Location Barcode
Nov 25, 2022 English 9 am - 5 pm J.A. Dulude Arena - 941 Clyde Ave    FULL 


 

First Aid, CPR C & AED Instructor

This course is designed for individuals who have a strong grasp of first aid and would like to become certified to teach first aid and CPR. Individuals wishing to take this course should be:

  • Comfortable speaking to groups
  • Dynamic and energetic
  • Clear and confidently speakers
  • Confident in their first aid skills

Upon successful course completion instructors will be certified to teach:

  • Standard, Emergency and Basic First Aid
  • CPR A and C
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Duration

  • Instructor Course: 16 hours – split over two sequential weeks
  • Monitor (16 hours): Instructor candidates must attend an Ottawa Paramedic Service Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED course and watch an Ottawa Paramedic Service instructor teach. The instructor-candidate is to watch how the instructor teaches the course, paying special attention to timing, flow, material delivery, and teaching styles
  • Co-Teach (16 hours): Instructor-candidates are required to co-teach a 2-day Standard First Aid course with a certified Ottawa Paramedic Service First Aid Instructor. This co-teach must be scheduled within six months of the Instructor Course date. Instructor candidates are responsible for teaching selected items as well as assisting in participant evaluations, course set-up, takedown, etc.
  • Audit (16 hours): Candidates successful in the co-teach must then teach a 2-day Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED Course – within 6 months of the initial Instructor Course date. Instructor-candidates are responsible for the delivery of the entire course – including class set-up, take-down, presentation and participant evaluations. The instructor-candidate will be audited by an Ottawa Paramedic Service first aid instructor. Audits will take place during regularly scheduled Ottawa Paramedic Service First Aid Courses. Upon successful completion, the instructor candidate will be a certified Ottawa Paramedic Service First Aid Instructor.

Cost:

$250 + tax ($282.50)

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid Ottawa Paramedic Service Standard First Aid Certification

Course Work and Materials:

Participants must contact Public Education to receive their Instructor binder and pre-course package that contains readings and assignments that must be completed before the beginning of the course

First Aid, CPR C & AED Instructor Cross-Over Clinic

This course is designed for individuals who hold a current First Aid and CPR Instructor Certification with another agency (Red Cross, St-John's, Lifesaving Society, etc.) and would like to become certified as an Ottawa Paramedic Service First Aid Instructor. This course is designed for individuals who have a strong grasp of first aid and would like to become certified to teach first aid and CPR. Individuals wishing to take this course should be:

  • Comfortable speaking to groups
  • Dynamic and energetic
  • Clear and confidently speakers
  • Confident in their first aid skills

Upon successful course completion instructors will be certified to teach:

  • Standard, Emergency and Basic First Aid
  • CPR A and C
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Duration:

  • Instructor Cross-Over Course (4 hours): Content focus’ on the differences and specifics of teaching first aid with the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
  • Co-Teach (14 hours): Instructor-candidates are required to co-teach a 2-day Standard First Aid course with a certified Ottawa Paramedic Service First Aid Instructor within 6 months of the initial Cross-Over Course date. This co-teach must be scheduled within six months of the Instructor Course date. Instructor candidates are responsible for teaching selected items as well as assisting in participant evaluations, course set-up, takedown, etc.
  • Audit (14 hours): Candidates successful in the co-teach must then teach a 2-day Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED Course – within 6 months of the initial Cross-Over Course date. Instructor-candidates are responsible for the delivery of the entire course – including class set-up, take-down, presentation and participant evaluations. The instructor-candidate will be audited by an Ottawa Paramedic Service first aid instructor. Audits will take place during regularly scheduled Ottawa Paramedic Service First Aid Courses. Upon successful completion, the instructor candidate will be a certified Ottawa Paramedic Service First Aid Instructor.

Cost:

$101.77 + tax ($115)

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age
  • Ottawa Paramedic Service Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED Certification
  • Must hold a current Standard First Aid and CPR Instructor Certification with another agency (Red Cross, St-John's, Lifesaving Society, etc.)

Course Work and Materials:

Participants must contact Public Education to receive their Instructor binder and pre-course package that contains readings and assignments that must be completed before the beginning of the course.