So your employer or school has requested you to obtain first aid and CPR certification and you decide to obtain your certification from one of those on-line first aid providers. You do the course completely on-line, finish it, and print out your certificate that is automatically generated. Great, that was easy! Well, not so fast:
In the province of Ontario, only WSIB approved first aid providers are considered acceptable for employment and educational purposes. No first aid and CPR courses taken solely on-line is approved. There must be an in-class practical component in order for the first aid to be acceptable.
"We get students come to our academy all the time with the same problem: They pay money to obtain first aid and CPR certifciation solely on-line, only for their employer or school to reject the certification because it does not meet the needs of approved first aid and CPR," says Kien Hoang, a first aid and CPR instructor from the Academy For First Aid and Safety of Toronto: A Canadian Red Cross training partner headquartered at 2428 Islington Avenue, Unit 17.
Blended on-line + in-class first aid and CPR available by the Canadian Red Cross!
The Canadian Red Cross, in partnership with the Academy For First Aid and Safety of Toronto offers a unique blended learning experience where students would be able to obtain their standard first aid and CPR certification in just 1 day in-class. This is made possible by learning an on-line component prior to attending the classroom. By offering a blended on-line + in-class version of the course (which typically used to be 2 days of in-class training), students can now spend less time in a classroom and more time on the job or at school! As always, our blended on-line + in-class first aid and CPR courses fully meet the WSIB requirements for approved first aid and CPR.
How does the blended on-line + in-class standard first aid course work?
- Student registers for the standard first aid and CPR course.
- After successful registration, student will get an e-mail from the Canadian Red Cross's campus website with the PIN code to start their on-line component right away. This takes on average 4-6 hours to complete, depending on how fast you learn. This is an overview of what to learn in the in-class component.
- After completing the on-line component, a certificate is generated which states that student has completed the on-line component of the standard first aid and CPR course. It is highly recommended that you print this certificate and bring it to your class to show the instructor, but not necessary. Your instructor can check on-line to verify that you have completed your in-class component. Please note that you MUST complete your on-line component prior to commencing your in-class component!
- Attend your 1 day in-class first aid and CPR course.
- Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive your standard first aid and CPR certification at the end!
The blended on-line +in-class standard first aid and CPR course that The Academy For First Aid and Safety is a fantastic blended first aid course which allows everyone to obtain their certification in just one day! Spend less time in a classroom and more time on the job! For complete information about the blended first aid and CPR courses we offer in Toronto, please visit our course selector page.