First Aid Training Calgary

St. Mark James Training in Calgary is your one-stop-shop for the best CPR, first aid, and safety training in Calgary, Alberta. Compared to other training providers in the city, we offer the largest selection of programs and available schedules for the lowest possible rates. The quality of our programs is the best in the area as well; our training instructors are certified and give the students the best educational experience possible.

Find the program you need and get certified with St. Mark James Training Calgary today!

About St. Mark James Training Calgary Programs

The programs we offer can be classified into two categories: cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, and safety. The last category is very wide, covering food and fire safety among other topics. Program length can range from 4 hours to 16 hours, depending on the type of program and the program’s target audience.

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CPR and first aid training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation programs are the most popular courses we offer to trainees in Calgary, Alberta. CPR is given to victims who have fallen unconscious because of cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest happens when the heart stops working because there is not enough blood supplying it with oxygen, typically during a heart attack.

CPR training teaches students how to perform chest compressions, give rescue breaths, and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Basic first aid is also included in all the programs (unless stated), that teach trainees basic first aid skills such as wound care.

The CPR training programs we offer are:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR (14-16 hours)
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR (6-8 hours)
  • CPR/AED (4-6 hours, depends on category/level of training)
  • Emergency Child Care First Aid and CPR (8 hours)
  • Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR (16-20 hours)

Safety training

Safety is a very wide topics, leading to a variety of safety programs at St. Mark James Training Calgary. Safety programs are focused on teaching trainees how to avoid specific hazards and what to do if ever they occur and cause an accident.

We offer safety and awareness programs on the following topics:

  • Food safety and handling
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Fire hazards

The WHMIS, H2S, TDG, and fire hazard programs are all available online through our provider. In-house food safety and handling and H2S programs are offered at the main training facility in Alberta.

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Adult and infant training mannequins

Food safety

Food safety and handling is an important requirement for food facilities. Facilities are required to have at least 1 person who is certified with a food safety certificate in order to operate. In Calgary, there are different kinds of sessions for food safety:

  • Provincial certification course
  • Mini food safety course (general, special events, and farmer’s markets)

Certification of First Aid Training in Calgary

All programs offered at St. Mark James Training are certification programs, where students receive completion certifications once they pass and finish a program. Certificate validity varies per program but is generally three years only, so remember to sign up for re-certification classes. We do not renew expired certification.

Notes: Food safety certification does not need to be renewed but is recommended to be updated every 5 years. For the other safety programs, H2S alive certification is valid for three years while the other on-line safety programs do not expire.


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