Programs & Services: Certification Courses

First Aid - Standard Recertification (Red Cross)

Fall/Winter weekend schedule for courses now available, registration for Fall will open August 8.  Weekday courses will be offered again throughout May/June 2023.

All courses to be held in WB113, DBAC.

Please Note: If you completed a one-day recertification course for your previous certification , you must attend a full two-day Standard First Aid course to remain certified. One day recert courses can only be done once before full 2-day certification is required again. Following each full two day certification, only the one day recert is required. All certifications remain in effect for 3 years before expiring.

 If you are interested in taking your first aid course independently at an alternate location, please see the Red Cross website at

Please contact Heidi O'Brien at if you have any questions.

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This is a course to recertify and review skills.

IMPORTANT: You must currently be Red Cross Standard First Aid certified and have taken the full SFA course prior to recertifying.(you cannot repeat a recertification course)  You must have  Red Cross documentation to confirm your certification with the instructor.  To remain certified following a recertification course, the full Standard First Aid course must be completed. Certification is valid for 3 years from completion date.  CPR C and AED certification included.

STAFF & FACULTY: Please scroll down and read important information in Tab below for registration requirements.

Note: Online registration is not available for this course.  Register in DBAC WG 101(pay with debit, cash, cheque or credit card)  or Print Registration Form and email to If using the form payment is by Visa, MC or Amex ONLY. To see more details and how many spots are left in a course, please check 'Fall 2022 First Aid'  at

Please note that no refunds, only credits on accounts will be issued for cancellations less than 1 business day prior to the course, and no-shows will be charged. For registered employees, department account numbers will be charged for no-shows and cancellations less than 1 business day prior to course.

  • Fall Registration opens August 8
  • Winter Registration opens December 1
  • Spring Registration opens April 1



For more information contact the Registration Office: 905-525-9140 x24464

First Aid - Standard Recertification (Red Cross)

Activities include: First Aid

Red Cross Standard First Aid Recertification

  • McMaster Students & DBAC Members: $72 Non-Members: $99 Staff/Faculty $0
  • Registration Required
October 23, 2022
Sunday9:00am - 5:00pmRed Cross Standard First Aid Recertification


Information for Staff and Faculty

STAFF/FACULTY:Please verify with your Human Resources advisor if you are eligible for free training. Departments will be charged in the case of a 'no-show' or for cancellations less than 1 business day prior to course. Employee number, department account number, and contact information MUST be included on registration form if you are registering at $0.

What to Wear

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for performing the skills required for CPR. (kneeling on mats on floor)