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First aid and CPR courses

Register for first aid and CPR courses

Select a course from the list below and record the course's barcode, then ensure you have the following:

Once you have all of these, select the Register link below . Online payments can be made using MasterCard or Visa. Registration and payment can also be done in person at your local Client Service Centre during business hours.

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Clients are invited to read the Terms and Conditions of registration.

NOTE: 
All City of Ottawa employees must register internally through their supervisor.

Group Bookings

If you are looking for additional courses or a private booking — on- or off-site — for your group, please contact us:

E-mail: cpr@ottawa.ca
phone: 613-580-2424, ext. 32434

Overview

Below is a list of upcoming courses. Programs are advertised in the language in which they are offered. Unless stated otherwise classes are held at Ottawa Paramedic Headquarters - 2495 Don Reid Dr. map (link opens browser).

All course participants must present a valid piece of photo I.D. for entry into building 2495 Don Reid Drive:

  • Drivers License
  • Passport
  • City of Ottawa Employee Photo I.D.
  • Canadian Citizenship Card with Photo

Group Bookings

If you are looking for additional courses or a private booking for your group at your location, please contact us:

E-mail: cpr@ottawa.ca (link sends e-mail)

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 (link sends e-mail).

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 does not meet the prerequisite for the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) course.

Duration: Two Days (16 hours)

Cost: $132.35 + tax ($149.50)

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
Date Language Time Barcode
Dec 14-15 English 9 am- 5 pm 1422245
Dec 17-18 French 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1422251
Dec 19-20 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1422246
Dec 21-22 English 9 am- 5 pm 1516687
Dec 28-29 English 9 am- 5 pm 1516688
Dec 30-31 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1516689
Jan. 2-3 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514870
Jan 4-5 English 9 am- 5 pm 1514990
Jan 6-7 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514991
 Jan 11-12 English 9 am- 5 pm 1514992
Jan 13-14 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514993
Jan 16-17 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514994
Jan 18-19 English 9 am- 5 pm 1514995
Jan 21-22 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514996
Jan 23-24 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514997
Jan 25-26 English 9 am- 5 pm 1514998
Jan 28-29 French 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514880
Jan 30-31 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514999
Feb 1-2 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515000
Feb 3-4 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515004
Feb 6-7 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515006
Feb 8-9 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515007
Feb 10-11 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515008
Feb 13-14 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515009
Feb 15-16 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515010
Feb 18-19 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515011
Feb 20-21 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515012
Feb 22-23 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515013
Feb 27-28 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515014
Feb 29-Mar 1 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515015
Mar 3-4 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515016
Mar 7-8 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515017
Mar 9-10 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515018
Mar 12-13 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515019
Mar 14-15 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515020
Mar 17-18 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515021
Mar 19-20 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515022
Mar 21-22 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515023
Mar 24-25 French 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515173
Mar 26-27 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515024
Mar 28-29 English 9 am- 5 pm 1515025
Mar 30-31 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515026

Standard First Aid with CPR C & AED Recertification

The 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.

Duration: Eight hours

Cost: $87.35 + tax ($98.75)

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
Date Language Time Barcode
Dec 14 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1422661
Dec 16 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1422662
Dec 27 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1516690
Jan 8 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514871
Jan 20 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515261
Feb 5 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515262
Feb 15 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515263
Feb 25 FRENCH 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514882
Feb 26 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515264
Mar 5 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515265
Mar 7 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515268
Mar 16 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515266

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: $87.35+ tax ($98.75)

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
Date Language Time Barcode
Dec 23 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1516691
Jan 10 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514874
Feb 22 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515136
Mar 6 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515137
Mar 14 FRENCH 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514888
May 1 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515138
May 9 FRENCH 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515169

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: $52.35+ tax ($59.25)

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)
Date Language Time Barcode
Dec 17 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1422636
Jan 7 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1514872
Jan 11 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514948
Jan 27 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514949
Feb 1 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514952
Feb 12 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514950
Feb 18 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1514951
Feb 25 FRENCH 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514883
Mar 5 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1514953
Mar 11 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514954
Mar 14 FRENCH 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1515161
Mar 17 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1514955
Mar 28 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514956

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: $67.35 + tax ($76)

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)
Date Language Time Barcode
Dec 28 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1516692
Jan 9 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514873
Jan 14 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1515147
Feb 8 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1515148
Feb 11 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1515231
Feb 24 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1515232
Mar 10 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1515233
Mar 23 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1515234
Mar 24 English 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 1514885

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: $67.35 + tax ($76)

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
Date Language Time Barcode
Feb 1 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1514876
May 2 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1515150
Aug 23 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1515151
Nov 29 English 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1515152

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 does not meet the prerequisite for the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) course.

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
Date Language Time Barcode
April 4 and 5 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515153
May 16 and 17 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515154
Jun 20 and 21 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515155
Aug 8 and 9 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515156
Sep 5 and 6 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515157

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. 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: 14 hours – split over two sequential weeks
  • Monitor (14 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 (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. 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 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: $199.12 + tax ($250)

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.

Date Language Time Barcode
February 8 and February 15 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1514875
May 2 and May 9 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515158
September 19 and September 26 English 8:30 am-4:30 pm 1515159

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. 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.

Date Language Time Barcode
Mar 11 English 6-10 pm 1514877
Oct 21 English 6-10 pm 1515160