Safety is a high priority in ORPT courses and activities. Therefore, every student is required to hold a valid first aid certification in Year 2 of the program. Students are encouraged to maintain their certification throughout the program.
At the start of the first semester (Fall term) of year two, each student shall present their current and valid Standard First Aid/CPR (or higher) certificate to the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism's Administrative Assistant for copying and inclusion in their personal file. Students who fail to do so will not be permitted to remain in OUTD 2755 and OUTD 2350.
NOTE: For 2021-2022 only, students are required to present their certification to Annette Graham by January 31st, 2022 if they wish to remain in OUTD 2350 (OSAT II). No student will be permitted to take OUTD 2350 without an approved first aid certification.
Currently Approved First Aid Certifications:
- Canadian Red Cross Society Standard First Aid Certificate
- St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate
- Canadian Ski Patrol First Aid Certificate
- EMP Canada - Medic First Aid Basic Plus (16-hour course)
- Royal Life Saving Society Aquatic Emergency Care Certificate
- Wilderness First Aid & Safety Association of B.C. First Aid Certificate
- Solo Wilderness Medical Technician course
- Wilderness First Responder
- American Red Cross First Aid Certificate
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
Click here to see the First Aid courses that ORSS proposes to offer this year.
Students are encouraged to send an electronic copy, or mail/fax a copy of their certification to the ORPT Administrative Assistant prior to September 1st. The original certificate must also be presented to the School's Administrative Assistant for verification during the first week of classes in September.
Students are responsible to obtain the certification of their own accord, expense and time. Certification will not be provided through the course curriculum.