Our Training Partners are currently working with workplace health and safety regulators to offer support to those who have certifications that will expire in the next months.
All first aid certifications (which would have expired March through June 30, 2020) will be considered valid 90-days beyond their expiry date. These certifications will also be accepted for those taking re-certification courses when in-person training resumes.
Online Course Options
The Canadian Red Cross offers a number of online course options, which can be used to encourage training during this time. Participants looking to take a blended first aid course or first aid re-certification course in the future can take the time now to complete the online component.
To support this option, we are offering the online component of our Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, and CPR courses as separate stand-alone courses. These are normally offered as part of our blended delivery programs.
The online component will issue a confirmation of completion certificate which is valid for 90 days. Completion of this online training will also appear in the user's profile and can be verified by their employer.
Participants will be required to complete the in-person training component within 90 days of completing the online component, after which they will be issued three-year certification. With many individuals postponing in-person training, this will provide a solution to continue supporting education in the short term.
Psychological First Aid
In the current environment, many individuals are experiencing higher levels of stress than usual. Our two online Psychological First Aid Courses, Self-Care and Caring for Others, might offer some support for your employees or customers.
Psychological First Aid teaches how to recognize signs of stress, loss, and grief in yourself and others, and how to help. Learners come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify, and deal with stressful events, a better understanding of the support available to them, and knowledge on how to access specialized support as needed. The Psychological First Aid – Self-Care course also helps individuals build their own self-care plans to manage their mental wellness.
Be kind be calm & stay safe.