First Aid - Emergency

COVID-19 notes

May 12, 2021

The WSIB has issued a statment that certificates that expired during the pandemic are extended to December 31st, 2021.  As a result, the first aid traing sessions that were scheduled for this May have been cancelled. This decision was made to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. We will re-assess the situation in October and determine at that point if sessions will be offered in November/December.


This classroom training session educates attendees in emergency level first aid and CPR. Certificates are normally valid for 3 years from the date issued.

Who should take this course?

This training is open to all main campus University of Waterloo employees.

Courses are supported from a University wide fund for no more than 10% of Faculty/Staff in a department. Costs for additional persons to be trained in first aid and specially arranged courses are the responsibility of that department.

Training content

Learn how to treat common injuries and health conditions.

  • Preparing to respond
  • EMS system
  • Check, call, care procedure
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care

More information

Delivery Course ID Duration Sessions
Classroom Emergency First Aid (SO1038) 8 hours Scheduled Sessions
Scheduling note: Emergency First Aid is offered four times each year (November, December, May and June). November and December dates will be posted by October 16th, and May and June dates will be posted by April 16th.