Programs & Services: Certification Courses

First Aid - Standard (Red Cross)

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

Standard First Aid: 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 (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 determine how many spots are left in a course, please check Spring 2022 First Aid  at

  • Spring Registration: Now Open
  • 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

Red Cross Standard First Aid:Spring 2022

Course Fees: McMaster Students/DBAC Members: $99.00, Non-Members: $145.00, Eligible/Covered by HR Staff and Faculty: $0.00

Courses begin at 9am sharp and run no later than 5pm each day.

Wed/Thurs  May 4/5

Thurs/Fri May 12/13

Tues/Wed May 17/18

Thurs/Fri May 19/20

Thurs/Fri May 26/27

Sat/Sun May 28/29

Wed/Thurs June 1/2

Tues/Wed  June 7/8

Thurs/Fri June 9/10

Tues/Wed June 14/15

Sat/Sun June 18/19

Additional dates may be added if demand allows.


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)