OFA Level 1 FAQ’s
The following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) pertaining to OFA LEVEL 1 courses:
1. How long is the course?
The course is 8 hours in length and is normally completed within 1 day.
2. How much does the course cost?
The course costs approximately 75 to 85 dollars depending on your region.
3. Will I receive a first aid manual?
Yes, candidates registered in the course will receive a first aid training manual.
4. Does the Red Cross offer occupational first aid courses?
Yes, the Red Cross has a OFA program that certifies candidates with a equivalent award. The program is workplace emergency first aid or “WEFA” for short.
5. Does St. Johns Ambulance offer occupational first aid?
Yes, St. Johns Ambulance has a program equivalent to that of the Canadian Red Cross.
6. Do re-certification / refresher courses exist for OFA level 1 certified candidates?
No, the OFA Level 1 program does not have a a re-cert course. Candidates must re-take the original OFA 1 course.
7. Where can I take a OFA level 1 course?
OFA level 1 courses are available in every major populous in Canada. Select one of the highlighted terms to be forwarded to one of our registration sites.
8. Are emergency first aid and OFA level 1 courses the same?
No, the curriculum is the same but they do not hold the same value. A OFA level 1 certificate is NOT equivalent to a emergency first aid certificate.
9. Will I learn CPR in OFA level 1?
Yes, CPR training is part of the curriculum.