Programs & Services: Certification Courses

First Aid - Standard (Red Cross)

UPDATE:  All Spring 2020 First Aid Courses are cancelled. Anyone currently registered will be contacted by the end of the day on April 14th  with information on how to proceed. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we wish everyone good health and safety at this challenging time.


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This is a 2 day comprehensive course that provides training for dealing with life-threatening situations. Topics covered include all the material in Emergency First Aid (choking treatment, CPR, severe bleeding, shock, etc.) plus poisoning, bone and joint injuries, hypothermia, moving a first aid casualty, and medical conditions such as diabetic crisis, convulsions, heart attack and stroke. CPR "C" and AED certification included. Certification is in effect for 3 years. A First Aid Recertification course can be taken once only before expiry, again effective for 3 years. Following the recertification, the Full Standard First Aid course must be taken to remain certified.

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 or Print Registration Form (No CODE required, just Date and Type of Course) and fax to 905-777-0126, or email to

  • Spring Registration for First Aid courses opens March 1  (Weekday courses only offered in spring)
  • Fall Registration opens August 1
  • Winter Registration opens December 1




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

First Aid - Standard (Red Cross)

Activities include: First Aid

First Aid - Standard (Red Cross): Spring Term

Courses offered on:

Mon/Tues. May 4, 5

Thurs/Fri. May 7, 8

Tues/Wed. May 12, 13

Mon/Tues. May 25, 26

Wed/Thurs. May 27, 28

Sat/Sun. May 30, 31

Wed/Thurs. June 3, 4

Tues/Wed. June 9, 10

Thurs/Fri. June 11, 12

Tues/Wed. June 16, 17

Sat/Sun. June 20, 21

  • McMaster Students and DBAC Members: $99.00, Non-Members: $145.00, Eligible Staff/Faculty: $0.00
  • Registration Required


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)