St Mark James offers re-certification courses for almost all of its first aid and CPR courses. These re-certification courses are designed for candidates that need to renew expiring or previously expired awards. Candidates need to meet a set of prerequisites in order to attend a renewal course. Stand-alone CPR re-certification courses (find a re-cert provider near you) are cheaper and shorter than the original CPR course. All CPR renewal courses include training and certification in automated external defibrillators (AED)’s.
CPR Re-Certification Eligibility
To be eligible for a St Mark James CPR re-cert course candidates must have completed a full course or a re-certification course of the same or higher level within the past 3 years. If it has been more than 3 years since the last re-certification course candidates must re-take the full course. Candidates must have completed the previous course through a credible provider. Participants in Ontario must have completed the previous course with a St Mark James provider. The following is a list of the major credible CPR providers in Canada:
- St Mark James Training.
- The Lifesaving Society.
- The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
- St. Johns Ambulance.
Candidates that have completed a course with these providers are eligible for a St Mark James re-certification course. Courses completed through a on-line course are not eligible for renewal. Finally, to be eligible for a St Mark James CPR re-cert course, candidates must have completed the last certification course in Canada. St Mark James certification is not internationally accredited, only nationally. Candidates that have certificates from a provider outside of Canada must contact St Mark James to receive approval for re-certification.
St Mark James Certification
Candidates that complete the skills component and the multiple choice test with a minimum score of 75% will receive a St Mark James re-certification award. This award is valid for 3 years and is a nationally accredited award. Candidates will receive a wallet size certificate with the optional wall mounted award which may cost extra. Click here for more.
Length and Cost of CPR Re-Cert Courses
CPR re-cert courses vary in length from 4 to 5 hours. The following is a list of the available CPR re-certification courses available through St Mark James:
- CPR level “C” and AED. – This is a 4 to 5 hour course.
- Health Care Provider CPR (CPR HCP) and AED – This is a 4 to 5 hour course.
Register for a St Mark James CPR re-certification course today to keep your skills, knowledge and certification up to date.