Lifeguarding Academy

Frequently Aasked Questions

  1. What are the rules regarding recerting Standard First Aid?
    1. Recertifications must be taken within 3 years of original course date;
    2. Recertifications must be taken by the same organizing body (Lifesaving Society);
    3. Recertifications have to alternate between full and recertification courses (e.g: full, recert, full, recert).
  2. What does the first aid exam consist of?

    The First Aid exam will consist of a set of situations and multiple questions in an open book exam. The number of questions on the exam will depend on the level of first aid that you are learning. Candidates will also be continuously evaluated throughout the course in regards to attendance, participation and activities. 

  3. Do CPR certifications come with First Aid courses?

    All Standard First Aid courses come with CPR C training.
    All Emergency First Aid courses come with CPR B training.

  4. Does Lifeguarding Academy offer AED training?

    All of our First Aid courses provide participants training on how to operate an AED. However, Lifesaving Society no longer issues a recognition or certification card for the training as it is now considered part of the curriculum and not a separate certification. 

  5. Are your First Aid courses WSIB approved?

    Lifeguarding Academy programs are affiliated with the Lifesaving Society. All levels of our First Aid programs are WSIB approved and will be accepted by your workplace.

  6. What is the difference between Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid?

    Emergency First Aid is a course designed for candidates who wish to obtain a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. 

    Standard First Aid is a higher level course that incorporates all of the Emergency First Aid material and builds a further comprehensive training and coverage of all first aid and CPR aspects. 

  7. What is the difference between the Hyrbrid HCP CPR and the in-class course?

    There is no difference between the certifications that you obtain from either of these courses. However, the advantage to the Hybrid HCP CPR course is that it allows busy individuals who have previously taken the course be able to study the course content at their own pace through the online webinars rather than being required to attend an in-person course.

  8. What are the different levels of CPR?

    There are 4 different levels of CPR.

    1. CPR A - Covers Adult CPR and choking procedures.
    2. CPR B - Covers adults, children and infants CPR and choking procedures. 
    3. CPR C - Covers adult, children and infant CPR skills and theory including two rescuer CPR skills. 
    4. CPR HCP - Covers all aspects of CPR for adult, child and infant as well as the use of BVMs and designed specifically for those in the health care provider field. 

  9. How does your Hybrid HCP-CPR course work?

    Our hybrid HCP CPR course is mainly designed for candidates who are health care practitioners and would like to take advantage of completing or recertifying their qualifications in the quickest and easiest manner with 3 easy steps!

    1. Pay a one time fee of $25 to obtain lifetime access to content webinars.
    2. Study the webinars at your own time & pace.
    3. Book an exam (1hr - $50) with us when you're ready!
  10. Is the Hybrid HCP course accepted by school and workplaces?

    The hybrid HCP-CPR is accepted, approved and valid for all post secondary faculties, workplaces and health care governing bodies such as CCNM, CCA, CDA, etc.

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Spirit of Math School

459 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1X9

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286 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 1G5

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