First Aid & CPR/AED Courses
AHASTI offers a wide selection of first aid programs. These Canadian Red Cross First Aid courses help individuals and workplaces comply with both federal and provincial/territorial occupational health and safety legislation. All Canadian Red Cross First Aid Courses are delivered in easy-to-follow steps, using practical hands-on components and a variety of training materials.
CPR Level C/AED (approx. 5 hrs)
Emergency (Basic) First Aid (approx. 8 hrs)
Standard (Intermediate) First Aid (approx. 14 hrs)
Standard Child Care First Aid (approx. 16 hrs)
Advanced First Aid (80 hrs) - course description and scheduling found under Advanced Responder Courses
Delivery Methods Available:
Traditional Instructor-led (in-class) - This delivery method 100% in-class, face-to-face instruction with one of our certified Canadian Red Cross Instructors.
Blended (on-line + in-class) - Theory and information are conveyed to participants outside of the classroom through an online component prior to the in-class component equaling approximately half the program time. That is followed by the registered date for the in-class component to concentrate on skill development and application of theory. Online program time varies based on learners reading and comprehension.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know which first aid course I need?
Many employers, education programs or volunteer groups will be very specific about which first aid they wish you to have. We recommend, speaking with them prior to registering or calling in and asking one of our knowledgeable Customer Service Team Members for assistance.
What is the most requested first aid level for an Alberta workplaces or job site?
The most common is the intermediate or Standard First Aid program, as it covers all the CPR for Adult, Child, Infants as well as how to treat a wound, hot & cold emergencies, special medical conditions, poisons, head injuries and bone, muscle, and joint injuries.
I have a CPR certification already; can I just take the First Aid portion?
No. Sorry this is not available here at AHASTI.
Can I attend a recertification if my current certification has expired (even by one day)?
No. This is a regulation that has determined by the Canadian Red Cross and legislative bodies in each province to ensure program compliances. Instructors and/or staff at AHASTI are not able to make exceptions regardless of reason. AHASTI recommends that individuals register to attend a recertification a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the expiry date, in the event a class has low enrolment or a change in the registrants work or personal schedule or illness.