first aid training

First Aid training in Tofino will resume in June with Covid-19 safety procedures in place.

It’s time to recertify, but you don’t have to rush just yet, please note:

  • All Red Cross first aid certifications which would have expired March 1st through June 30, 2020 will be considered valid 90-days beyond their ​expiry date.
  • WorkSafeBC – Any OFA and equivalent certificates due to expire between March 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2020 are valid 90 days beyond their original expiry date.

New Covid-19 protocal for first aid classes means class sizes will be kept much smaller to allow for physical distancing. Courses might fill up fast as a result. Please see the Covid-19 protocal for students and you can find the available first aid courses below.

All participants must abide by the following safety measures:

  • Stay home if you have symptoms of illness before class. (In this case we will provide a credit for a future course, the credit will not expire).
  • You will need to wear a face mask to enter the classroom and complete training (if you don’t have one please get in touch, we have options you can purchase).
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2m from others whenever possible and wear as mask when not.
  • Follow handwashing protocols (wash hands at the beginning and end of class, before and after meals and snacks, before and after skill practice sessions).


Occupational First Aid Level 1 $125+gst

Tuesday June 30 – 830am to 430pm – Tofino Ecolodge classroom at the Botanical Gardens

Standard First Aid & CPR C RECERTIFICATION (OFA 1 equivalent) $125+gst

Sunday June 28 – 830am to 430pm – Tofino Ecolodge classroom at the Botanical Gardens

Standard First Aid & CPR C (OFA 1 equivalent) $179+gst

Potential early July date, please get in touch.

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C  $179+gst

Potential July date, please get in touch.


NEW Online Certification Courses:

We’ve just launched NEW online training courses. Receive certification for courses completed at home online. Please see the list of courses below. Some of these courses have a specific focus of helping those through the challenges of Covid-19. We are offering Psychological First Aid courses at a reduced price and offering assistance for those that can’t pay course fees so please don’t hesitate to get in touch or sign up directly online for a course.

ONLINE COURSE: Psychological First Aid – Self-Care $15/person+gst or financial assistance available.

ONLINE COURSE: Psychological First Aid – Caring for Others  $15/person+gst or financial assistance available.

Certification Training in Tofino

Swell Education a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner is Tofino’s local certification provider. Join instructor Emre Bosut for first aid and CPR training courses that allow participants to develop practical life saving skills in a way that reflects the needs on the west coast.

Local instruction. Easy  registration. Continued support. 

Select a course above to sign up online. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about first aid requirements, the registration process, or for ongoing support to help you put safety first.


Private courses are also be  available. Please contact us if you’re interested in organizing a course for your staff or for a group. Minimum 4 people required.