2020 has been a difficult year for many of those seeking to re-certify their Red Cross First Aid. Fortunately, the Canadian Red Cross has made an exciting announcement. Now, any certificate holders that face expiry dates between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are eligible to be re-certified any time prior to January 31, 2021. This extension will help accommodate those who require their certification, yet are encumbered by long wait-lists or Covid-related issues.
In normal circumstances, Red Cross First Aid is a certification that comes with a three-year expiry date. This timing aligns with changes in medical practices and standards, as well as a general understanding that one’s skills will deteriorate over time. Holders of Red Cross First Aid certifications are required to attend a re-certification course within the time period before their certification expires; otherwise, it is mandatory that they take the program from the beginning.
ProSafe offers recertification options for most of our Canadian Red Cross First Aid courses, including Standard First Aid (SFA), CPR/AED, Emergency Child Care, and Basic Life Support. If you are looking to renew or have questions about your eligibility for the extended recert period, don't hesitate to get in touch.