Our mission is to make lifesaving education accessible.
That’s why we offer our courses both online and in-person.
2-hour Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention
Know what to do if an infant or child:
PLUS an in-depth discussion on injury prevention for infants and toddlers.
Our popular Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention course is available in a convenient online at-your-own-pace video-based format. Perfect for those who are unable to attend our in-person courses due to location, timing, physical reasons, anxiety or otherwise.
|Resources||Electronic Course Package|
|Course Fee||Public courses: $40-45 + GST per participant, depending on venue
Private courses: $200-325 + GST, depending on location and weekday vs. weekend
Online course: $39 for 30 days of access, $59 for 365 days of access
|Certification||No certification is awarded in our 2-hour course. If you require certification, please see our 4-hour course below.|
4-hour First Aid for the Infant and Toddler Years (CPR-B/AED)
All the content of the Infant/Child CPR course is included (see above).
As this is a certification level course, we also add-in all the items to bring this up to CPR-B/AED level certification. Therefore we also discuss: First aid for common toddler injuries such as bleeding, burns, and bee stings. Heart attack, stroke, and use of AEDs (defibrillators) are also discussed – making this a great course for the whole family.
The majority of classes we teach are the 2-hour course, as the 4-hour course is a long stretch for infants (pre-mobile infants are welcome in our public courses) or pregnant bellies.
Private Courses (limited availability)
|Resources||Electronic Course Package + Canadian CPR Manual (Lifesaving Society)|
|Course Fee||Public courses: $70 + GST per participant
Private courses: $375-510 + GST, depending on location and weekday vs. weekend
|Certification||CPR-B/AED certification with the Lifesaving Society, valid for 3 years|
CPR-HCP for Doulas
This is a specialized CPR-HCP class designed for doulas, but also meets the requirements for the UBC Midwifery Program and nursing programs. You get a certification in CPR-Health Care Provider, and we also go in to how to modify for pregnancy and how to support clients through a neonatal resuscitation event both in home and hospital environments. Adult, child, and infant skills are covered, and this is a professional level certification that is appropriate for certifying organizations, postpartum work, and many workplaces outside of the birth world, too.
This course meets the criteria for birth and postpartum certification through DONA and other organizations.
|Resources||Electronic Course Package + CPR-HCP Manual (Lifesaving Society)|
|Course Fee||Public courses: $80 + GST per participant|
|Certification||CPR-HCP certification with the Lifesaving Society, valid for 3 years|
CPR Recertifications for Midwives and Nurses
Our publicly offered course is a recertification in CPR-HCP for registered midwives and nurses who already have a valid (within 5 years) CPR-HCP card. The course meets the requirements for the BC College of Midwives.
We also offer recertification in other levels, including CPR-A, CPR-B or CPR-C. Please check your employer’s requirements and ensure you have your previous CPR card (valid within 5 years). For recertification courses, participants must show proof of past certification in an equivalent or higher level of CPR they are recertifying with.
Public recertification courses for midwives are typically run from December-February each year.
|Course Fee||CPR-A, or CPR-C: $45 + GST per participant
CPR-HCP: $45 + GST per participant
|Certification||Valid for 3 years – annual retraining is strongly encouraged.|
Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Certification Training
Attendance is required for both the classroom and clinic portion, though there may be alternate arrangements possible for the clinic. Most students find they need a certain degree of physical dexterity to do this work, though skilled technicians are able to coach parents without ever touching a seat.
Nursing, non-mobile infants are welcome in the classroom portion of the course.
This course is suitable for:
Many who take this course find rewarding volunteer opportunities in their community helping parents and caregivers. Some even earn tips!
Successful completion of the course comes with a 3-year certification with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada and 3 years of insurance when working as a volunteer (either with other CPSAC volunteers, with another organization, or when volunteering independently). You will receive your course manual and a supply of triplicate check forms.
Private Courses (weekdays only)
|Duration||2.5 days / 20 hours|
|Resources||Child Passenger Safety Technician Manual (CPSAC), a supply of triplicate inspection forms|
|Course Fee||Public courses: $250 + GST per participant|
|Certification||Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) with the Child Passenger Safety Association (CPSAC), Valid for 3 years|
Holly and Jill have a diverse knowledge of child safety from various perspectives. Looking for unique doula/birth programming? Need a car seat safety expert? Let’s work together and develop a course that fits your needs.
Sample custom programming: