Canadian Red Cross CPR Recertification

Canadian Red Cross CPR Recertification

The CPR Recertification course covers all the skills outlined in the CPR course.

CPR Recert: Keep Your CPR Certification Valid

Students who are certified in CPR must take a recertification course at least every three years in order to keep their certification valid. This must be done prior to certification expiring – otherwise the student will have to re-take the introductory course rather than simply taking the four hour re-cert course.

Why Take CPR Recert?

If you are in a profession which requires CPR certification, you must get recertified at least every three years. Even if your job does not require it however, there is good reason to keep your papers up to date.

CPR is a live saving skill, however if done incorrectly it may be ineffective or even cause unnecessary harm. Since it is not a skill that most people practice on a regular basis, it is strongly recommended that students have a refresher course every few years in order to keep their skills sharp. Then, if a real medical emergency happens, they will be confident and competent to perform the techniques correctly.

Another reason to take a recertification is that best practices do change from time to time. If an easier or more effective method is developed, it may become the new accepted standard. Without taking a re-cert course with qualified instructors, most students would remain unaware of any updates in technique.

Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Course


A student holding a valid CPR certificate may take this course. Certificates must be brought to the course.

What to Expect

The recertification course will be much like your original CPR course with the exception that all of the students in the class will have been previously certified.
It is recommended that you come dressed in comfortable clothing as the session will consist of both theoretical (classroom) information as well as some hands-on training.

What will be covered?

Medical emergencies which may require the use of CPR will be covered in the recertification course. These include:
• Airway emergencies
• Breathing emergencies
• Circulatory emergencies


Upon completion of the course, students will be expected to demonstrate that they are competent in performing CPR as well as successfully complete and pass a multiple choice exam. CPR re-certification will be valid for three years.

Why Choose ProSafe?

Whether you received your original CPR certification from us or whether you received it from another institution, ProSafe First Aid Training School can help you get re-certified. As an organization that is recognized by the Canadian Red Cross, we will ensure that you are always learning the most current techniques from qualified instructors. This also means that any certification that you receive from us will also be recognized by your employer (or any other organization that requires you to be certified in CPR)

ProSafe offers a comfortable and friendly learning environment along with flexible course scheduling options. We can even come to your organization for groups of eight or more students.

Our goal and passion has always been to help our students learn the skills that someday save a life. Call us today and find out why we are Surrey’s choice for CPR Recertification courses.