Comprehensive course designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. The course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, and scenarios taken from the marine/fishing industry to teach the required knowledge and skills. 

This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E, and covers STCW Code Table A-VI/1-3 for Elementary First Aid.  Typically, we find that this certification is used by people working for the Coast Guard, or within water-based tourism industry. 

This course is available in as a blended course (part-online) or traditional (all in person).

Recertification is not permitted under Federal Guidelines.

Marine First Aid


This course is designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. 

Yes, this course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E.

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be issued a Marine Basic First Aid certificate and a Transport Canada certification issued directly by the Canadian Red Cross.

First Aid and CPR/AED training courses are offered in two formats:

  • Traditional All In-Class – This training will be held strictly in-class with a Canadian Red Cross instructor. Students will learn theory and practice hands-on skills.
  • Online Blended – This training is divided into an online and in-class portion. The online session will contain the theory and knowledge portion of the course, requiring participants to complete quizzes, games and more. This session must be completed prior to the participant’s in-class date (the date they are registered for). Once students complete the online session, they will attend an in-class portion and practice hands-on skills with one of our highly trained Canadian Red Cross instructors.

No, all accredited First Aid and CPR courses require in-person attendance to practice hands-on skills.  

Avoid disappointment and financial loss by registering into a course approved federally and provincially.

Participants in our courses are certified through the Canadian Red Cross.

Recertification of Marine Basic First Aid is not permitted under Federal Regulations.

Our policy outlining attendance, cancelation, rescheduling and lateness is outlined here.

If you registered into Blended Marine Basic First Aid, there will be about 8 hours of theory completed online before class. You will not have immediate access to the online portion, but you can expect it within a few hours after you register with us. Access to the online portion will be sent via e-mail, from the Red Cross.  

When you receive this email, you will be prompted to complete your account in MyRedCross. From there, you may access your training. If you have difficulty completing your profile or starting the online training, check out our How-To video guide.

If you do not receive an email from the Red Cross within 24 hours, please check your spam folder, and then contact 13 First Aid at 



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Successful participants will receive a Red Cross Standard First Aid, CPR-C, and AED certificate recognizing their training, valid for 3 years.

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