How do I know if my First Aid & CPR is valid for BCRPA?


BCRPA requires a minimum of Emergency First Aid and CPR-A; higher levels such as Standard First Aid and CPR-C are also acceptable.

We consider First Aid & CPR valid according to the expiry date listed on the certificate; if no expiry date is listed, we will accept it as current for 2 years from the date of issue. Depending on your employer or facility, they may require higher levels or a more frequent re-certification.

First Aid/CPR must come from the following organizations, or from companies that are authorized by them to provide certifications for example:

  • Red Cross
  • St. John’s Ambulance
  • Canadian Ski Patrol
  • Lifesaving Society, or
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation.
  • All courses must be done in-person; online training will not be accepted.

Email BCRPA ([email protected]) to check.