The Canadian Red Cross re-certification courses are for those who already possess valid certification and need to renew their skills for employment purposes:
Our Red Cross first aid & CPR re-certification courses are intended for those who already possess valid first aid & CPR certification from the Canadian Red Cross, but are required by their employer to re-certify on an annual basis, or for those who possess valid first aid & CPR certification that is nearing its expiry date.
Our re-certification course is an refresher version of the traditional first aid & CPR course, summarizing the core training of the first aid & CPR training that was already taught to you in the past. It’s sole purpose is to re-immerse you with the core first aid & CPR training in order for people to memorize the course curriculum by the means of repetition. Although your current first aid & CPR certification has not yet expired, your employer may require you to attend a re-certification course on an annual basis in order to refresh your first aid skills.