Heart and Stroke Foundation Re-Certifications.

Vancouver First Aid Ltd, provides Heart and Stroke Foundation re-certification with the Canadian Red Cross. Candidates with a Heart and Stroke Foundation award are eligible for a Red Cross re-certification. All of the major first aid and CPR providers adhere to the standards created by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). This committee, using statistics and research, recommends changes to CPR standards to all the major providers. The major providers including the Canadian Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation and St. Johns Ambulance all follow the same new CPR standards. Because the providers are so similar in CPR they allow for re-certifications of each other awards. This means that Red Cross providers, such as Vancouver First Aid, can re-certify awards issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. Johns Ambulance and the Lifesaving Society.

In order to re-certify your award with the Canadian Red Cross through Vancouver First Aid Ltd you must meet the following criteria:

  • A candidates previous certification must have been completed via a credible provider such as the Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross or St. Johns Ambulance.
  • A candidate must have completed their previous certification with a Canadian provider. If a candidate has an award from a provider from a different country, he or she must receive approval from the Canadian Red Cross before attending a renewal course.
  • A candidates must have been issued a certificate within the past 3 years to be eligible for a re-certification course. Candidates that have not completed a course within the past 3 years must re-take the first aid and / or CPR course.
Available courses for renewal at Vancouver First Aid Ltd:
Standalone CPR courses:
  • CPR level “A” and AED
  • CPR level “C” and AED
  • CPR Health Care Provider (HCP) and AED
First aid and CPR courses:
  • Emergency first aid with CPR “A” and AED
  • Emergency first aid with CPR “C” and AED
  • Standard first aid with CPR “C” and AED
  • Standard first aid with HCP and AED
When attending a re-certification course candidates should:
  • Bring previous certification card and manual.
  • Dress comfortably.
  • Bring a snack / lunch if applicable for the course.
Benefits to a renewal course versus a full course:
  • A renewal course is significantly cheaper than a full course. Some re-certification courses are nearly half the price as a full course.
  • A re-cert course is significantly shorter than a full course. Most re-cert courses are half the length as full courses.
  • Refresher courses cover the same curriculum as the full course but give more opportunity for candidates to work on area that need improvement.
Registration and Locations:
Vancouver First Aid Ltd strives to offer courses in convenient and comfortable locations throughout the Vancouver Lower Mainland. Are courses are the cheapest in Vancouver and we promise to never cancel a course. We know how important it is for you to remain certified so we do everything we can to keep your certification valid. To register for a course in your area select the course from the side menu bar. Once you have selected your course choose the date and time that works for you. For more information on locations select the “locations” tab on the main menu. We would be happy to answer any of your questions. We can be reached via email at info@vancouverfirstaid.ca or via phone at 778.709.9180. Learn to save a life and take a first aid and CPR course!