Frequently Asked Questions

St Mark James Training – Calgary First Aid offers a wide range of first aid training courses, including Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), Pet First Aid, and more. These courses are designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in emergency situations.

These are three CSA- and provincially approved first aid courses.

  • Basic first aid: A one-day course that includes CPR and AED training.
  • Intermediate first aid: A two-day course that covers the same topics as basic first aid, plus additional first aid training and potentially a higher level of CPR certification.
  • Advanced first aid: A two-week course that covers all the topics of intermediate first aid, plus significantly more.

In other words, advanced first aid is the most comprehensive course, followed by intermediate first aid, and then basic first aid. The specific topics covered in each course vary, but all three courses will teach you how to provide basic first aid in an emergency.

In other words:

  • CPR level A is the most basic level of CPR training, and it covers CPR for adults only.
  • CPR level C is more comprehensive, and it covers CPR for adults, children, and infants.
  • CPR level HCP is the most advanced level of CPR training, and it is designed for health care providers. It covers all the topics of CPR level C, plus additional training and equipment, such as bag valve masks.

It depends on your individual needs and interests. If you want to learn the basics of CPR for adults, then CPR level A is a good option. If you want to learn CPR for all ages, then CPR level C is a better choice. If you are a health care provider, then CPR level HCP is the most appropriate level of training for you.

BLS and CPR HCP are the same course. CPR HCP was simply renamed BLS in 2019.

First aid training courses are open to anyone who wishes to learn valuable life-saving skills. St Mark James Training are suitable for individuals, families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, teachers, coaches, and employees in various industries.

Yes, the first aid training courses offered by First Aid Calgary are certified and recognized by Alberta OH&S workplace approved, which is a reputable organization.

First aid and CPR certification is valid for 3 years. Your school or employer may ask for recertification prior to that time which you will required to do regardless of what the certification states.

The duration of the courses may vary depending on the specific type of training. Generally, Standard First Aid and CPR/AED courses are typically completed over two days, whereas shorter courses like Emergency First Aid can be completed in one day.

You can register for a first aid training course on the First Aid Calgary website. Simply browse the available courses, select the one that suits your needs, and follow the registration instructions provided.

Most courses do not require any prerequisites. However, some advanced courses may have specific requirements or recommendations. It’s best to check the course details or contact to St Mark James Training – Calgary First Aid for more information.

The training courses can be held in convenient and comfortable locations throughout Calgary. Additionally, St Mark James Training offer the option to bring the class to you if you prefer a private course for your group.

Yes, First Aid Calgary offers on-site training for organizations and groups. If you have a group of participants, you can contact St Mark James Training to arrange for a customized training session at your location.

Participants enrolled with St Mark James Training will receive certification immediately upon successful completion of the course. the award is valid for 3 years.

Yes, you can renew your certification through First Aid Calgary. St Mark James Training offering workplace approved recertification classes for participants needing to renew awards.

In addition to first aid training, St Mark James Training – Calgary First Aid offers other services such as first aid supplies and kits, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) sales and food safety certification programs.

Serving Calgary and the surrounding areas the lowest priced, highest quality OH&S approved first aid training, CPR and food safety courses since 2012.

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