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Occupational First Aid Level 1

What are the prerequisites for taking the Level 1 class?

Must be at least 16 years of age and be physically able to perform all of the First Aid tasks required to complete the learning tasks. No experience is necessary.

How long is the course and what are the class hours?

This is an 8 hour program and class time is usually from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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Occupational First Aid Level 2

What are the prerequisites for taking the Level 2 class?

Must be at least 16 years of age and be physically able to perform all of the First Aid tasks required to complete the learning tasks. No experience is necessary. Successful candidates under 19 years of age will be issued an age restriction certificate. Restricted ticket holders must work under the supervision of an unrestricted ticket holder.

How long is the course?

36 Hours.

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How long is the Level 2 ticket good for?

All WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid tickets are good for 3 years.

Do I need to go and see a doctor prior to taking the course?

No, that requirement has been changed. You will need to complete a Student Statement of Fitness form when you fill out your registration. If you answer “yes” to any of the medical questions, you will need to see a doctor to get a “Medical Certificate of Fitness” report filled out. There is usually a cost associated with this report.

My OFA Level 2 ticket just expired. Can I take a refresher course?

No, WorkSafeBC does not offer a refresher course for Level 2. You will need to take the entire Level 2 class again.

Occupational First Aid Level 3

What are the prerequisites for taking the Level 3 class?

Must be at least 16 years of age and be physically able to perform all of the First Aid tasks required to complete the learning tasks. No experience is necessary. Successful candidates under 19 years of age will be issued an age restriction certificate. Restricted ticket holders must work under the supervision of an unrestricted ticket holder.

How long is the course?

70 hours.
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Do I need to go and see a doctor prior to taking the course?

No, that requirement has been changed. You will need to complete a Student Statement of Fitness form when you fill out your registration. If you answer “yes” to any of the medical questions , you will need to see a doctor to get a “Medical Certificate of Fitness” report filled out. There is usually a cost associated with this report.

How long is the OFA Level 3 Refresher course?

It is a 1 week – 35 hour course which runs from Monday through Friday. The exams are usually scheduled for the Monday following the last day of class.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m applying for a job and the application says I need to have a first aid course? Which one should I take?

Check with the company you are applying to for more information. As a general rule, if your patients are going to be members of the public, then a Red Cross course is the best choice. If you will be treating co-workers or employees, you should take a WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid class.

Do you have to do Occupational First Aid Level 1 & 2 before taking Level 3?

No, you can take your OFA Level 2 or 3 even if you have no experience in this area.

What is your cancellation policy?

Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the required paperwork. Students arriving more than 10 minutes late for the course will not be able to join the class. A minimum of 1 week advance notice is required for change or cancellation. No-shows will not be eligible for refund.

How many breaks do we get in the day?

You will have two 15-minute coffee breaks and one half hour for lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring food and use the facilities (fridge, microwave etc) in our lunchroom.