Child Care FAQ’S

This page is dedicated to the frequently asked questions about workplace approved child care first aid courses. These frequently asked questions and answers were put together by all of our training partners throughout Canada. Providers are located from Vancouver to Ottawa in almost every major metropolitan region in between. Visit the location page to find a training partner in your location. Childcare first aid training in Calgary is also now available.

What is the difference between emergency and standard child care first aid courses?

Emergency child care first aid and standard child care first aid are almost identical in course content. They both include CPR level “B” training and automated external defibrillator (AED) training. Emergency child care first aid is cheaper and shorter in length at approximately 8 to 10 hours. Standard child care first aid is longer and more expensive at 16 hours in length. Candidates will receive different child care first aid certificates when registering for either course. With the same amount of information being included in both courses, child care first aid is obviously more intensive as it is done in approximately half the time.

Is the course difficult to complete?

Emergency child care first aid is one of the most intensive basic first aid courses available. However, our training providers employee the best instructors to ensure that candidates can absorb as much of the material as possible. Over 95% of candidates enrolled in the course have no difficulty completing the course.

Do I have to take a test to complete a child care first aid course?

Yes, candidates must complete a multiple choice test of about 50 questions. Candidates must receive a minimum grade of at least 70% to pass the course.

Can I re-certify my emergency child care first aid certificate?

No, the workplace approved has not made it possible to renew emergency child care first aid certification. Candidates must re-take the course to renew certification.

Will I learn infant CPR in the child care first aid course?

No, candidates will not learn CPR techniques for infant victims. Candidates are required to only take CPR level “B” which includes CPR for adult and child victims only.

How long is my certificate valid for?

Once you successfully complete the course you will receive a certificate that is valid for 3 years. Candidates may be required to renew certification at a earlier date based on employer guidelines and or policies.

What do I do if I lost my certificate?

Contact St Mark James and they will send you a new certificate. Try your best not to lose your child care first aid award as it can be time consuming to be re-issued one.