CPR Courses

CPR training courses in Canada

CPR training courses in Canada

CPR training is a essential component of any first aid course. St Mark James does not allow for any first aid course to exclude CPR training. Millions of people die in North America each year from cardiac related emergencies in which prompt CPR would have drastically increased their chances of survival. All St Mark James CPR courses included training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). AED’s play a crucial role in advanced rescue techniques including with St Mark James rescuers, paramedics and hospital staff. Using a AED significantly increases the chances of survival. Candidates can take CPR training either with a first aid course or in a stand-alone CPR class. Participants registering with credible CPR providers in Canada have the option of selecting from 4 different levels of CPR training. All courses meet Health Canada regulations and most meet provincial government and legislative standards for CPR training. Candidates will be able to select their region from this page and be directed to a St Mark James CPR provider. All of our training partners have the highest standards in CPR training at competitive prices.

CPR Course Details

Updated CPR Standards:

CPR and AED courses offered through St Mark James follow the most up to date CPR standards. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), a world leader in CPR statistics and analysis, provides St Mark James with the most up to date data for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Approximately every 4 years St Mark James updates its CPR standards based on the recommendations provided by ILCOR. The latest updates happened at the end of 2011. All major and credible CPR providers in Canada update their CPR standards almost simultaneously and they all follow the same recommendations.

CPR Mannequin used in Courses

CPR Mannequin used in Courses

Latest Updates:

The latest CPR updates rolled out in 2011. CPR standards continue to improve recovery statistics while making CPR standards more simple and straightforward. The future of CPR training has been moving in a direction of simplicity to help candidates successfully do effective CPR in those intense moments when it is required.

AED Training:

Participants enrolled in stand-alone CPR courses will receive practice and training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Using a AED dramatically increases the chances of revival for patients in cardiac arrest. AED’s are simple and straightforward machines that help guide participants through their use and through CPR on the victim. AED training has become a essential component of any first aid and / or CPR course.

Level’s of CPR Training:

CPR level’s are defined by who the age of the patients the rescuers will learn to treat and the equipment available to patients. The following is a description of the material that is incorporated into each level of CPR training. Each higher level of CPR training includes the course content of the level before it, for example, all the material from CPR level “A” is included in CPR level “C” (the higher level).

CPR Level “A”

CPR level “A” is the most basic CPR course available. In this course participants will learn basic CPR techniques for adult and child victims. This is a 3 to 4 hour course in which candidates will also receive AED training. The following is the course content of a CPR level “A” class:

  • Participants will learn about the first aider’s role in any rescue scenario.
  • Participants will learn and understand St Mark James check, call, care system of rescue assessment and patient treatment.
  • Candidates will learn about the H.A.I.N.E.S. recovery position which is especially useful for breathing and unconscious patients.
  • Candidates will learn to recognize and treat adult and child patients that are choking with mild or severe obstructed airways.
  • Participants will learn about when and how to assist patients with medications and the legal implications.
  • Participants will learn to recognize and treat patients with circulatory emergencies such as Heart Attacks, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA), and Strokes.
  • Participants will learn to effective and efficiently perform CPR and use a AED on patients.
  • Candidates will learn to treat patients with deadly bleeding.
No re-certification courses are available for CPR level “A”. Participants wanting to renew certification in CPR level “A” must re-take the course. CPR level “A” comes standard with emergency first aid but it can also be partnered with a standard first aid course.

CPR level “B”

CPR level “B” is no longer provided as a stand-alone CPR course through St Mark James. CPR level “B” was defined by the fact that it taught candidates rescue techniques for adult and child victims. As CPR has continued to simplify, CPR standards for adult and child rescues have almost become identical which has removed the need for a CPR level “B” course. Participants will only see CPR level “B” training when taking a St Mark James emergency or standard childcare first aid course.

CPR level “C”

CPR level “C” is the most popular stand-alone CPR course offered through St Mark James. It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete this course. It is the most comprehensive and basic CPR course available. CPR level “C” is defined as the CPR course that teaches participants CPR rescue techniques for adult, child and infant victims. CPR level “C” includes all of the material taught in CPR level “A” and adds additional information such as:

CPR and AED classes

CPR and AED classes

  • Recognizing and treating conscious and unconscious obstructed airway infant patients.
  • Recognizing and treating infant patients that need cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of a automated external defibrillator with pediatric pads.

St Mark James Re-certification courses are available for CPR level “C”. CPR level “C” typically comes standard with a standard first aid course but it can also be partnered with a emergency first aid course.

CPR level “HCP”

CPR level “HCP”, also known as CPR level “C” for health care providers, is the most advanced basic CPR course available to Canadians. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to complete this course. This course is designed for people that have access to trained backup and advanced CPR equipment such as bag valve masks. Participants enrolled in this course will learn about all of the content from CPR level “A” and level “C” and will learn additional information including:

  • Recognizing and treating suspected spinal injury patients using a jaw thrust method.
  • When and how to do a pulse check on a patient.
  • Recognizing and treating patients with a no breathing and with a pulse.
  • When and how to treat patients using a bag-valve mask.
  • How to do two-person trained CPR for adult, child and infant patients.

St Mark James Training offers re-certification courses for candidates that have completed a CPR “HCP” course within the past 3 years.  CPR “HCP” can be partnered with a standard first aid or emergency first aid course.

St Mark James CPR Prerequisites:

Participants are required to have a minimum age of 12 to enroll into a St Mark James stand-alone CPR course. No pre-course reading or assignment is required for candidates. Participants enrolled into the course will receive a St Mark James CPR manual upon arrival to the course. This manual is designed to supplement the course and aid any participants that learn through visual methods. Participants are advised to dress comfortably for the course and to wear comfortable shoes. Participants will be moving around and practicing CPR on manikins which can be physically exhausting.

CPR Completion Requirements:

To successfully complete any CPR only or stand-alone CPR course participants must have 100% attendance. Participants must also show St Mark James instructors proficient skills in CPR on a manikin and have a minimum grade of 75% on the multiple choice test at the end of the course.

CPR Certification:

Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a St Mark James CPR level “A”, “C” or “HCP” and AED certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years and is a nationally accredited award. The CPR certificate is valid throughout Canada and is a recognized award that meets workplace standards. St Mark James CPR courses meet Health Canada requirements, government and legislative standards for most provinces. Participants will be issued a wallet sized certificate. Participants should not write on or deface the certificate in any way as it causes the certificate to be void. Participants should also avoid laminating the certificate. Candidates can also receive a wall sized certificate for a small additional cost. St Mark James first aid and CPR instructors will send the candidates information to St Mark James to implemented into St Mark James database. If a candidates misplaces his or her card he or she can contact St Mark James to be re-issued a certificate. Training partners can not re-issue lost certificates.

CPR Course Prices:

The price of a stand-alone CPR course varies on a number of factors. The price of each CPR course varies depending on the candidates location. Our training providers offer CPR only courses at the lowest prices in your region. CPR level “A” courses vary in price from 40 to 55 dollars. CPR level “C” courses vary in price from 50 to 65 dollars and CPR “HCP” courses vary in price from 55 to 70 dollars. All prices include tax, St Mark James certification fees and St Mark James CPR manual. All of our training partners show flat rates and do not have any hidden fees. Receipts are always available upon request.

CPR Classroom or Private Courses:

Our training partners, located throughout Canada, in major municipalities, offer participants a variety of options to receive CPR training and CPR certification. Most participants enroll into public CPR classes which offer the lowest rates. Class times are throughout the week and on weeknights and weekends. Candidates also have the option of booking individual private CPR courses. Our St Mark James training providers also offer courses for groups and businesses. To book or schedule a private course or to register for a class course please visit our training providers listed below.

CPR Difficulty Level:

CPR course have continued to become more straightforward and simple. New standards implemented in 2011 have made CPR training easier to remember and simpler for candidates to understand. 99% of candidates enrolled with our training partners successfully complete the stand-alone CPR course. Instructors are patient and teach candidates through a variety of learning methods including auditory, tactile, kinesthetic and visual methods. Participants will also receive a CPR training manual as a additional learning tool. The multiple choice examination includes approximately 20 basic questions that most participants have no difficulty with.

CPR Manual:

Participants will receive a St Mark James CPR manual upon arrival to the course. This manual is for the participant to keep. It is recommended that the participants keep the manual in a safe place as they are required for

participants to bring for a re-certification course.

Registration For Workplace and School Approved CPR Training Throughout Canada:

CPR Course Providers in British Columbia

Register for CPR Training in Vancouver

Established in 2009, Vancouver First Aid Ltd has been offering St Mark James CPR courses to the metro Vancouver region through 5 training locations. It is the largest CPR provider in the Vancouver region. Instructors are patient, fun and educational. Vancouver First Aid prides itself on scheduling CPR courses and re-certifications that can meet anybody’s schedule. Vancouver First Aid is also proud of its low prices and exceptional customer satisfaction with the lowest number of cancelled courses among any provider in the Lower Mainland. Private and re-certification CPR courses are also available. For more information about or to enroll into CPR training in Vancouver click here.

CPR and AED training classroom in Kelowna

CPR and AED training classroom in Kelowna

Register for CPR Training in Surrey

Vancouver First Aid Ltd, also offers CPR training to candidates in the Surrey region of British Columbia. Vancouver First Aid has two training centers in Surrey that offer CPR courses throughout the week including on weekends, weekdays and on weeknights. Vancouver First Aid only employees the most experienced instructors with a passion of teaching first aid and CPR. Vancouver First Aid also offers private and re-certification courses in the Surrey area. Customer services representatives are available to help with registration or for questions or concerns. For more information about CPR courses in Surrey click here.

Register for CPR Training in Victoria

Victoria First Aid is the premier and most popular St Mark James first aid and CPR provider in the Victoria region. They are dedicated to professional and convenient services and registration. Patient, friendly and welcoming customer service representatives are available to help with questions, concerns and registration during regular business hours. Renewal and private courses for individuals or groups are also available. For more information about CPR courses in Victoria click here.

Register for CPR Training in Kelowna

The most popular and lowest priced St Mark James CPR provider in Kelowna is Kelowna First Aid. This provider is committed to providing the lowest prices and the most convenient St Mark James CPR programs. Candidates can choose from a variety of programs including private and renewal courses. Registration for courses is incredibly easy and straight-forward. For more information about CPR courses in Kelowna click here.

CPR Course Providers in Alberta

Register for CPR Training in Edmonton

Edmonton First Aid, established in 2009, is the largest provider of CPR courses in the Edmonton Region. Edmonton First Aid prides itself on having the lowest prices and the best instructors. All CPR courses and re-certification courses are available and participants have the option of selecting almost any level of CPR training with either a emergency or standard first aid course. Edmonton First Aid offers the latest CPR techniques and has the most up-t0-date CPR equipment for participants to learn with. Private courses are also available.  To register in or for more information about CPR training courses in Edmonton click here.

Register for CPR Training in Red Deer

The premier provider of St Mark James CPR and first aid training in Red Deer, Alberta is Red Deer First Aid. Participants have the option of registering for a wide variety of courses including CPR “only” programs or combined first aid and CPR classes. Registration is very easy and the prices are the lowest in the region. Instructors are entertaining, patient and knowledgeable. For more information or for registration for CPR training in Red Deer click here.

Register for CPR Training in Calgary

Calgary First Aid, established in 2010, is the premium provider of St Mark James CPR courses in Calgary. With two large training centers, Calgary First Aid conveniently and comfortably offers all levels of CPR training at a variety of different dates and times throughout the week. CPR re-certification courses are also available to candidates that want to renew expired or expiring CPR certificates. Private and group CPR training is also available. Lowest prices in Calgary. To register for or for more information about CPR courses in Calgary click here.

CPR Course Providers in Saskatchewan 

Register for CPR Training in Saskatoon

Saskatoon First Aid, established in 2010, is the largest and lowest priced provider of CPR and AED courses in the Saskatoon Region. Participants have the option of selecting from two large training centers that have comfortable classrooms and the most experienced instructors. Registration can be completed on-line through a secure and convenient registration system. CPR courses are available throughout the week at convenient times during the week including on weeknights and on weekends. For more information about or enrollment for CPR training in Saskatoon click here.

Register for CPR Training in Regina

Regina First Aid, established in 2008, has quickly grown to the premium and largest provider of St Mark James CPR and AED courses in the Regina region. Located in the heart of Regina, CPR courses and re-certifications are available on almost any day. Private course are also available for individuals, groups or businesses. Visit Regina First Aid for more information about the available first aid and CPR courses at to conveniently register on-line for any first aid or stand-alone St Mark James CPR course. For information about or registration for CPR classes in Regina click here.

CPR Course Providers in Manitoba

Register for CPR Training in Winnipeg

Winnipeg First Aid is the largest provider of St Mark James CPR training in Winnipeg. It proudly offers the lowest prices and most St Mark James courses in the region. With training centers located throughout Winnipeg and with a variety of first aid and / or CPR courses for candidates to choose from, Winnipeg First Aid has grown to become the premium provider of basic first aid and CPR training in Manitoba. Registration can be done quickly and securely on-line or via telephone or email. For more information about full courses, re-certifications and private courses visit Winnipeg First Aid on-line. For more information about or registration for CPR training in Winnipeg click here.

CPR Course Providers in Ontario

Register for CPR Training in Ottawa

Ottawa First Aid, established in 2011, has quickly grown to become a top provider of St Mark James first aid and CPR courses. Customers have the option of selecting from a large selection of first aid and CPR classes, including renewal courses, and from a variety of different training locations. Ottawa First Aid proudly offers the largest amount of courses at the lowest prices in the Ottawa region. Register on-line, in person, through email or via telephone. To book or schedule a private course please feel free to call, email or use the “contact us” page on the Ottawa First Aid website. For more information about CPR courses in Ottawa click here.

Register for CPR Training in Hamilton

Hamilton First Aid is the premier provider of St Mark James first aid and CPR training in Hamilton, Ontario. This is the largest and most popular St Mark James provider in the region. Staff and instructors are professional and knowledgeable. Candidates can be assured of receiving the highest quality of education with credible certification for candidates that pass. Re-certification and private training courses are also available with this provider. For more information about first aid or CPR training in Hamilton click here.

Register for CPR Training in Mississauga

The most comfortable, convenient and lowest priced St Mark James CPR provider in Mississauga is Mississauga First Aid. This provider has been offering first aid and CPR training for almost a decade and is proud to offer the most competitive prices in the region. Registration for courses is incredibly simple and teachers / staff are friendly and welcoming. For more information about CPR and AED courses in Mississauga click here.

Register for CPR Training in Thunder Bay

We have partnered with Thunder Bay First Aid because it is the most popular and professional St Mark James CPR provider in the region. Customer service representatives are available during regular business hours to help with registration or to answer any questions or concerns. Course prices are the lowest in the area and candidates can opt for private classes in group or individual settings. For more information about CPR courses in Thunder Bay click here.

Register for CPR Training in Windsor

The largest, lowest priced and most popular St Mark James CPR provider in Windsor, Ontario is Windsor First Aid. This provider offers a large number of courses including refresher classes and private training. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and patient. This provider offers excellent programs in well-maintained and friendly environments. Enrollment for courses is amazingly easy. For more information about CPR classes in Windsor click here.

Register for CPR Training in Toronto

The largest, most popular and competitively priced St Mark James CPR provider in Toronto is Toronto First Aid. Candidates can select from a number of stand-alone CPR classes and first aid and CPR programs. Re-certification and private classes are also available. Registration can be completed via telephone, email or through the on-line registration system. Customers have the option of selecting from a variety of training centers located throughout Toronto. For more information about CPR classes in Toronto click here.

CPR Course Providers in Nova Scotia

Register for CPR Training in Halifax

Halifax First Aid is the premier provider of St Mark James first aid and CPR training in Halifax. This provider offers all level’s of CPR training and adheres to the latest and most up-to-date standards as mandated by ILCOR. Registration is incredibly easy and simple. Customers have the option of registering for a variety of classes offered at different dates and times. This provider also has the lowest prices in the region. For more information about CPR training in Halifax click here.

St Mark James CPR Re-Certification Courses:

All of our training partners throughout Canada offer St Mark James re-certification courses. Renewal courses are available for CPR level “C” and CPR “HCP”. St Mark James does not offer CPR level “A” re-certification courses.

CPR Tips:

The following are some basic tips when performing CPR:

  • Push Hard and Push Fast – Chest compression’s should be done on adults forcefully and quickly at a pace of over 100 compression’s per minute.
  • Only 3/10 Canadians have received any CPR training.
  • 25% of Cardiac Arrest Patients are under the age of 18.
  • Too much air during ventilation IS a bad thing. Too much air increases the chances of regurgitation and other complications while performing CPR.
  • The average person gets tired and starts doing CPR ineffectively after just 2 minutes. Makes sure you learn to do CPR efficiently and effectively when taking a CPR course.
  • Don’t be afraid of using a AED. They make CPR easier and they are exceptionally simple to use. Turn on the machine and follow the voice prompts.
  • One of the most forgotten steps in CPR training that St Mark James instructors complain about is that participants forget to contact EMS. Without quick emergency medical response the chances of survival for cardiac arrest patients is drastically diminished.
  • The quicker a rescuer can start CPR the better. For every minute that goes by without CPR, a cardiac arrest patient’s chances of survival are diminished by 10%.

Register for a CPR course today and learn to save the life of a loved one, family member, co-worker, friend or stranger.