Occupational First Aid Level 2/3 Part-Time Instructor Training Program
This is a formal OFA instructor training program that is 70 hours in length and requires 5 candidates enrolled as per WorkSafeBC standards.
To be an instructor of an OFA Level 2 or Level 3 or equivalent course, a candidate must:
- Hold a valid OFA Level 2, Level 3 or equivalent first aid certificate or a current emergency pre-hospital care attendant certificate or license and have held it for at least the preceding four years
- Participate in a complete OFA Level 3 or, a complete OFA Level 3 equivalent course and successfully complete the examination, not more than 6 months prior to participating in the initial instructor training process, and
- Achieve 85% or greater on each part of the OFA Level 3 or equivalent examination.
For those candidates who have not held an OFA Level 3 or equivalent first aid certificate for the preceding four years, candidates must:
- Have held an OFA Level 3 or equivalent first aid certificate or a current emergency pre-hospital care certificate or license (course consisting of 70 hours or more) for at least the preceding two years, and
- Have been employed as a designated OFA attendant or pre-hospital responder (advanced level first aid volunteer, ambulance etc.) together with verifiable patient contacts for the preceding two years, and
- Hold a current OFA Level 1 instructor certificate or equivalent instructor certificate, and have instructed OFA Level 1 or equivalent courses within the preceding 2 years.
- A candidate will receive a certificate of completion after successfully participating in the OFA 2/3 Instructor Training Program.
- Before a candidate can instruct OFA2/3 independently, the candidate must be assessed for competency as per certification standards and receive instructor authorization to teach from an approved training agency.
The course fee is $1150 and includes all materials.