Occupational First Aid Certification

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.

PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1, 2018 WorkSafeBC has discontinued the Paramedic in Industry (Pii) course. 

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OFA 3 EMA Paramedic License Requirements (EMR, PCP, ACP)

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 - June 2018 (Exercises 1-3, pages 7-12, 22-24)
  3. Copy of Driver's License or other acceptable ID.
  4. Present their photo identification in person (if out of town - Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype, BlueJeans 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.

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.

 


 

Out of Province Paramedic License Holders

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 an BC EMA license you then can follow the directions above.

 


 

Out of Jurisdiction OFA 3 Card Holders

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. Complete an application form and the applicable jurisprudence package.
  3. Occupational First Aid and Reference Training Manual for reference 
  4. Review B.C.'s health and safety regulation.

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

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

Application Fee

$70 application fee.

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

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

OFA 2 EMA Paramedic License Requirements (First Responders)

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 - June 2018 (Exercises 1-3, pages 7-12, 22-24)
  3. Copy of Driver's License or other acceptable ID.
  4. Present their photo identification in person (if out of town - Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype, BlueJeans 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.

Please note that OFA Level 2 certificates will expire on the same date as the EMA First Responder (EMA FR) license.

WorksSafeBC Reference Material 

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

 

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

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


Last updated November 13, 2019