Continuing Studies: First Aid

Please call 250-392-8010 or email for more registration information.

At Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus, First Aid Courses are offered as follows:

General First Aid

First aid is an important part of everyday life, at home, work or at play. Everyone should learn first aid and be willing to provide basic care until emergency assistance arrives. There are many different types of first aid available so how do you know which one best fits you and your life style? At TRU-WL we offer the following courses:

CPR-C (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)- This Basic Emergency course is an excellent course to have for everyday life. CPR-C is a requirement for Health Care personnel as well.

Standard First Aid-combines the Basic Emergency with the CPR, you will receive 2 certificates for this program. Standard First Aid is recommended for everyone and meets the requirements of the Girl Guides, Scouts and RCMP.

Occupational First Aid (level I or III and Transportation Endorsement) –Do you know what you need to meet the WorkSafeBC regulations? It all depends on the number of employees, the type of work your company performs, and your location. To determine which Workplace First Aid meets the need for your business go to the WorksafeBC website at: 

Occupational First Aid Level I XOCH 0800

This eight-hour (one-day) program equips you with the emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Students must show picture ID. Acceptable photo identification: driver's license, student card, recreation center pass, BCID or passport. Successful students will receive a recognized WorkSafe BC certificate. Tuition includes textbook and pocket mask.

Requirement: Picture ID. Acceptable photo identification includes driver's license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.

Fee: $165 (textbook and pocket mask included)

Dates: August 14, 2021

            August 21, 2021

            August 28, 2021 

Times: 8am-5pm

Occupational First Aid Level III XOCH 0820

The OFA Level 3 program has been designed to provide the first aid attendant with the skills to function as part of an effective first aid program in the workplace. The course consists of 20 lessons involving classroom study and practice. Home study, including pre-reading for each lesson and completion of homework is essential.

This course is physically demanding and requires prolonged kneeling, but additional kneeling comfort can be provided upon request to the instructor.

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA

Transportation Endorsement XOCH 0780

As an endorsement to the OFA Level 1 certificate, this course meets the needs of those responsible for transporting injured workers to medical aid from more remote settings. Endorsement expires with the OFA Level I certificate. You must hold a valid OFA Level 1 certificate to receive the endorsement. 

Requirements: Current OFA Level I certificate and picture ID. Acceptable photo ID includes Driver's License, student card, BCID or passport.

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR-C XOCH 0630

This 2-day First Aid course offers training in: CPR C airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, head and spine injuries, wound care and more.

The course includes a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses.

Fee: TBA

Dates: TBA

Late Policy for all First Aid courses:

WorkSafe BC Regulations require all First Aid courses to start at the scheduled time. Due to the amount of time required for the approved curriculum, late students will not be permitted to join a class in session.

Late students are not eligible for refunds.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250-392-8010 or email to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.

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