First Aid & CPR Courses

First Aid Courses:

Course Descriptions
Course Dates and Registration

The Emergency First Response Team offers First Aid and CPR courses throughout the year under Canadian Red Cross standards.  These courses are approved by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and will meet the requirements set out by your employer and/or faculty. Please remember to register early as our courses tend to fill up weeks in advance.

Please contact your employer or faculty if you are unsure which course you should be taking as there are several options which may or may not include the first aid component.


See Course Descriptions and Course Dates and Registration tabs to the left for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Participants are only eligible for a full refund if the cancellation is made at least one week in advance of the course start time. After this date, participants can only receive a refund for half the course value, or schedule a new course at half of the course value.

Please ensure that you contact the MSU General Accounting office (905-525-9140 x27301) prior to the one-week deadline during their regular office hours.

Please keep in mind that if you miss a course with no prior notice, we will not be able to provide you with any reimbursements.

Need a new card?

If you have taken a First Aid or CPR course with the EFRT and your certification has not expired, you may request a new certification card.  Please email the EFRT First Aid Coordinator at efrtsfa@msu.mcmaster.ca with the following information:

Your Name:

Date of Course: (The date written on your card)

Name of Instructor:

Type of Course: (Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, or CPR/AED)

Level of CPR-training: (C or HCP?)

The EFRT First Aid Coordinator will then check our records to verify your information and arrange a time for you to pick up your new card. A replacement card costs $15.00 for a CPR card, $20.00 for an Emergency First Aid card, and $30.00 for a Standard First Aid card.  Cash will be accepted upon pickup of your card.

Contact Details

See "Contact Us" Page for Executive email addresses.

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