General Questions

There are 3 ways to register:

  1. Online: Using our secure online registration form. It’s the simplest, and easiest way to register fro many courses.
  2. Email: Send an email with your information, dates, and course that we are running that you would like to be registered for and we will contact you. For private or group courses please a request form click here.
  3. Phone: Give us a call and we can register you for one of our courses.. Leave a message if you are unable to reach us and we will call you back.

Online registration and email are the fastest ways to register.

To ensure you are registering for the right course it is always good practice to contact your educational institution or your work place for certification requirements. However we do understand that mistakes can happen.

If you have registered for the wrong course, please contact us within 24 hours of registering for the course using the refund, transfer, & registration form click 

Blended learning materials usually get sent to client within 24 hours of registering. 

We will help you register for the correct course. For course changes made late a transfer request must be made and fees may apply.

Blended learning is a combination of online learning and in-class learning. Typically, theory and information are conveyed to participants outside of the classroom through an online component. This allows for the in-class component to concentrate on skill development and the application of theory.

The Red Cross First Aid online portion is self-paced. This means you can pause and continue as you need to.

The online portion is operated by the Candiaian Red Cross.

Individuals must complete the online portion at least 6 weeks prior to the in-person course.


CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It focuses on provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen.


First Aid & CPR/AED includes CPR course content but included training to deal with emergencies such as wound care, sudden emergencies such as seizures.


All courses include AED (automated external device).

All First aid and CPR certification is good for 3 years. During this time frame you are allowed to renew your certification once. After one renewal, you must take the course all over again.

Both courses include CPR and AED training, choking emergencies, circulation emergencies. The difference is that emergency first aid covers only wound training.

Standard first aid includes wound training and more detailed first aid training such as poisons, environmental emergencies, and more. This is the course most individuals take.

Both courses meet legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).


Employers in Ontario employing five workers or less in any one shift at a place of employment are required to have one individual with a valid emergency first aid certification.


Employers in Ontario employing more than five workers in any one shift at a place of employment are required to have one individual  who has a valid Standard first aid certification.


The online exam must be done and completed prior to coming to the in class course.  You must pass the exam within 30 days of starting the in-person course.

All learners have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. A passing mark is 80% in each section. It has been designed into two parts: lessons 1-5 and lessons 6-11. You have an unlimited amount of time to complete exam.

Upon successful completion of the exam, the online certificate of completion will appear under “My Certificates”.  

The Essential course covers chapters 1 through 4 and indviudals completes the Online Learning Assessment. 

The Advanced course includes the Online Learning Assessment and the NRP Advanced Exam (35 questions relevant to material in lessons 5 through 11). 

Both levels who register with Save My Breath, are of required to attend an Instructor-led course within 30 days.

This includes individual and integrated skills stations focusing on the practice context of the practitioners attending, including an ISSA according to their level.

The NRP Provider status is valid for 2 years. However, you may need to renew sooner to meet professional/institutional requirements. You can renew your Provider status by reading the textbook, successfully completing the online exam, and participating in a Provider course.


Employers in Ontario employing more than five workers in any one shift at a place of employment are required to have one individual  who has a valid Standard first aid certification.

Your card is sent to you by email or available in our account on the CPS database website  .

For information on how to achieve your card, please visit our step by step guide as to how to achieve your NRP. Click here


The BLS certification is good for 1 year. 

BLS (Basic Life Support) for healthcare providers has replaced the HCP – level C (Healthcare Providers)  course. If you have a previous HCP card that is expiring you can take a BLS re-certification course and it will be valid.

CPR level C course includes basic CPR training for adults, children, and infants. This type of training is sufficient for the general population to deal with and assist with cardiovascular and breathing emergencies.

BLS on the other hand is a specialty catered course, that provides knowledge for healthcare providers  requiring more in depth training to support clients in a home, clinic or hospital setting. It includes more high performance CPR and focuses on working as a team. 

It important to check with your school and/or workplace, which course you are required to take.


Psychological First Aid  (PFA) focuses on how to respond to a person who has experienced a traumatic event. The course equips learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection.  Psychological First Aid is often delivered to people with some specialist mental health training. 

Certification is good for 3 years.

Yes you can take just the online courses Caring for self and/or caring for others. These courses can be taken independently or together to help support a great understanding of psychological fisrt aid for oneself and others.