Candidates in possession of current Emergency Medical Assistants (EMA) License, may apply for an OFA certificate at the appropriate level from an authorized training Agency.

EMA License Holders  (EMR, PCP, ACP) need to complete and submit the following:

  1. OFA Registration & Application for Issuing Occupational First Aid Certification Form.
  2. OFA out of jurisdiction jurisprudence package - April 2020 (Exercises 1-3, pages 7, 8, 10 -13, 23-26)
  3. Copy of Driver's License or other acceptable ID.
  4. Present their photo identification in person (if out of town - Zoom, Teams, Facetime, WhatsApp, or fill out the Identification Verification Form.
  5. Copy EMA Paramedic license (card or letter) issued by the EMA Licensing Board (EMALB)
  6. Present an EMALB letter indicating that the license is valid and not in shortfall.
  7. OFA Statement of Fitness.
  8. JIBC OFA3 Application Certification Form (for payment)

Please send the above requirements to emr@jibc.ca for review and approval.

WorksSafeBC Reference Material 

  1. Occupational First Aid and Reference Training Manual 
  2. B.C.'s health and safety regulation.

EMA License Holders  (FR) need to complete and submit the following:
 

  1. OFA Registration & Application for Issuing Occupational First Aid Certification Form.
  2. OFA out of jurisdiction jurisprudence package - April 2020 (Exercises 1-3, pages 7, 8, 10 -13, 23-26)
  3. Copy of Driver's License or other acceptable ID.
  4. Present their photo identification in person (if out of town - Zoom, Teams, Facetime, WhatsApp, or fill out the Identification Verification Form.
  5. Copy EMA Paramedic license (card or letter) issued by the EMA Licensing Board (EMALB)
  6. Present an EMALB letter indicating that the license is valid and not in shortfall.
  7. OFA Statement of Fitness.
  8. JIBC OFA3 Application Certification Form (for payment)

Please send the above requirements to emr@jibc.ca for review and approval.

WorksSafeBC Reference Material 

  1. Occupational First Aid and Reference Training Manual 
  2. B.C.'s health and safety regulation.

If you hold a valid paramedic license outside of British Columbia you must first contact the EMALB (Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board) and get your BC EMA license.  There is a jurisprudence exam to be done. 

Once completed and you have a BC EMA license you then can follow the directions above.

First aid attendants from out of province

If you hold a valid first-aid certificate from a regulatory authority in Canada, you can be issued a certificate that WorkSafeBC will recognize.  You must:

  1. Present yourself to a first aid training agency in B.C. that's approved by WorkSafeBC. To register, you will need photo ID and a copy of the first aid certificate you earned outside B.C.
  2. Present their photo identification in person (if out of town - Zoom, Teams, Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype or fill out the Identification Verification Form.
  3. Complete an application form and the applicable jurisprudence package.
  4. Occupational First Aid and Reference Training Manual for reference 
  5. Review B.C.'s health and safety regulation.
  6. JIBC OFA3 Application Certification Form (for payment)

Please send the above requirements to emr@jibc.ca for review and approval.

Please allow for at least 10 - 15 business days for processing.

$70 application fee.

Please fill out the Application for JIBC OFA3 Application Certification Form (for payment) and email to emr@jibc.ca with required application documentation (see above). 

Please allow for at least 10 - 15 business days for processing.

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