Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Students who will be participating in clinical placements and whose programs of study require “cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)” must submit proof of their CPR certification to the Clinical Placement Risk Management (CPRM) team.

CPR requirements vary, depending on the program of study. To check if you are required to be CPR certified, refer to your program requirements and deadlines.

CPR-HCP (Health Care Provider) certification is valid for the academic year (September to April), regardless of the expiry date listed on your certification card. If your certification is more than one year old prior to the start of the academic year, it is no longer valid. You must provide the CPRM team with the day/month/year that the training was taken (contact information is listed in table on the CPRM page).

We recommend that you sign up with one of the following national organizations: the Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, the Lifesaving Society or the Canadian Ski Patrol, all of which follow the same CPR guidelines. Check their websites for a location near you.

You can also refer to the City of Ottawa Paramedic Service courses.

A CPR-HCP (Health Care Provider) certification course offered by any other organization is acceptable as long as it covers all of the following: skills and theory for adults, children and infants, including two rescuers, one rescuer and AED. If your certification does not cover all these topics, it is not valid.

If you need to complete a CPR-HCP (Health Care Provider) AND first aid course, please refer to the list of WSIB-approved providers.

Return to the main CPRM page.

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