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Old 08-14-2010, 05:16 AM
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Default Standard first aid and CPR-C expiry date?

Hello,

I did a full standard first aid and CPR-C course last year in February and was certified by the Lifesaving Society (of Canada). For whatever reason, I just can't seem to find how long this certification is valid for. 1 year? 2 years? Does anyone know?

I hope it is still ok, because UofT needs me to have first aid/CPR-C certification before August 23rd and it seems a bit late to do a full course now.

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Old 08-14-2010, 11:16 AM
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I would contact the Lifesaving Society to confirm. I know the CPR-HCP I got through my paramedic class is valid for 3 years, but I think I've heard of some certificates only being valid for 2.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:03 PM
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I received my certification this summer from the Canadian Red Cross and it expires after 3 years. (Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C). If they gave you a certification card, it should have your expiration right on it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:06 PM
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For the LSS, it's 2 years (I was an LSS instructor, so I'm 100% sure)

There is a pdf file floating somewhere on the LSS site that states this, but you can always call them as well to verify.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:43 AM
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The Red Cross course expires every year....
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:46 AM
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The Red Cross course expires every year....
It's 3 years:

http://www.redcross.ca/cmslib/genera...eet_sfa_en.pdf

But most schools want you to recertify every year
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, St. John recommends re-cert every year - people tend to lose their skills pretty quick. We offer a good one-day refresher, it saves having to take the full 2-3 days!
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:21 AM
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I received my certification this summer from the Canadian Red Cross and it expires after 3 years. (Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C). If they gave you a certification card, it should have your expiration right on it.
DrMom, is AED a medical act in Ontario? I thought Alberta was one of the only provinces where AED could be used by the public...
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