Standard First Aid & CPR

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

The Canadian Red Cross, Standard First Aid (SFA) course is delivered face to face over 16 hours (2 days). 100% attendance is required. Course evaluations are based on effective practical skills demonstration and a 75% minimum passing grade on the (multiple choice) written exam. 

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Course Offerings & Registration

For more details on HLTH-0101 schedules, locations, and availability please visit the JIBC Catalogue for Standard First Aid & CPR.  


Course Outline

Refunds for Continuing Studies Courses (Refund Policy-3210–003)

  • If a student withdraws 7 calendar days prior to the beginning of the course they receive a 100% refund;
  • Withdrawal with less than 7 calendar days from the start of the course are not eligible for tuition refund;
  • Some courses may have non-refundable tuition, application, and/or material fees (this will be identified at the time of registration).

Required Textbooks

Learners must purchase the required textbook and must have it on hand for reference during class. Books can be purchased by contacting the JIBC Store at 604.528.5870 or The following textbook is required for this course:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual. Canadian Red Cross 2014. ISBN 978-158480-513-7 

General Information for Enrolled Students

  • Casual, comfortable attire is recommended and closed-toe footwear (i.e. running shoes) is required.
  • A cafeteria is located at the New Westminster Campus on the main floor just past the Main Atrium before the gym. 
  • JIBC Store provides crested apparel, giftware, books, and student supplies through our New Westminster storefront and online.
  • Free Parking – at all JIBC Campuses except for Victoria where it is only street parking.

Who Should Take This Course?

Typical participants of the Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid course can be found in many work-place and voluntary environments such as within childcare facilities (SFA course exceeds the minimum standards required for the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation; BC Reg. 322/2007), industrial projects, educational facilities, hotels, offices and for coaching or sporting events.  

Other professions who require first aid are:

Last updated March 22, 2017