EMR Recertification

Emergency Medical Responder Recertification

Fast Facts

Cost: $519.99/person
Length: 40 hours
Minimum: 4 people per class
Take Home: Certification Card (upon successful completion)


The recertification course includes First Aid & CPR Guidelines 2010 and meets Federal regulations and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Advanced First Aid.

Course Details:

  • 40 hours with flexible scheduling options
  • 3-year Recertification in Emergency Medical Responder
  • Includes CPR Level HCP
  • Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification
  • Conducted by a certified Red Cross First Responder Instructor or Emergency Medical Responder Instructor


Please be aware that WSIB rules state that participants MUST alternate Full Courses and Recertification Courses.
Recertification courses may be taken IF participants:

1.  Have a CURRENT, UNEXPIRED certification card.
2.  The previous course was a RED CROSS certification course.

Participants may NOT recertify if their certification card is expired.
Participants may NOT recertify if their certification card is from another first aid organization.

A big focus of the course is on advanced first aid equipment including:

  • Oral Airways
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Automated External Defibrillators
  • Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Spinals - including boarding, cervical collars and helmet removal
  • KED application (Kendrick Extrication Device)
  • Traction Splints (Sager Traction Splint)

The course also teaches about serious injuries including:

  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies (CPR-HCP)
  • Deadly Bleeding and Shock
  • Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Special Populations and Crisis Intervention
  • Childbirth Multiple Casualty Incidents

Take-Home Materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care Manual (if participant doesn't have current manual)
  • NEW Canadian Red Cross CPR/AED Manual
  • Certification card, wall certificate (optional)