Programs & Services: Certification Courses

First Aid - Standard (Red Cross)

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

  • Fall Registration opens August 1
  • Winter Registration opens December 1
  • Spring Registration for First Aid courses opens March 1

Spring 2019 Dates:   Courses run from 9am -5pm in WB 113 of the David Braley Athletic Centre.
Fees: McMaster Students & DBAC Members: $99.00, Non-Members: $145.00, EligibleStaff/Faculty: $0.00

Mon/Tues   May 6/7

Thurs/Fri May 9/10

Tues/Wed May 14/15

Sat/Sun May 25/26

Mon/Tues  May 27/28

Wed/Thurs June 5/6

Mon/Tues June 10/11

Tues/Wed June 18/19

Thurs/Fri  June 20/21

Sat/Sun June 22/23



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

First Aid - Standard (Red Cross)

Activities include: First Aid


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)