CPR Level “A” and AED

CPR level “A” is the most basic CPR level provided through the major first aid and CPR providers in Canada. It is the shortest course that can take as little as 3 hours to complete. Candidates enrolled in this course will only receive basic CPR and AED training in rescuing adult and child victims. Candidates will receive up-to-date CPR methods and training and certification in the use of a AED.

Course Content:

Candidates registered in CPR level “A” and AED training will learn about the following topics:

  • CPR and AED use for adult and child victims.
  • Rescuing obstructed airway (choking) adult and child victims that are conscious and unconscious.
  • Rescuing partly obstructed airway adult and child victims.
    CPR key - chain mask
    Candidates enrolled in CPR level “A” will learn how to use protective equipment such as pocket masks and key chain pocket masks (shown in picture).
  • How and when to contact E.M.S.
  • Approaching the scene with a priority action approach.
  • Understanding the H.A.I.N.E.S. position and when to apply it to unconscious victims.
  • When to stop performing CPR.
  • How and when to effectively and efficiently apply a AED.


Candidates that successfully complete the skills component of the course and the multiple choice test with a minimum grade of 75% will receive a St Mark James CPR level “A” and AED certificate.  This certificate is valid for 3 years and is nationally accredited. Certification meets government and legislative standards for Canada. No re-certifications are available for this course as candidates must re-take the course to renew certification.

Course Length:

The length of a CPR level “A” and AED course is 3 to 4 hours. This course is completed at one sitting.

Course Cost:

The cost of a CPR level “A” and AED course depends on your location and the training partner. Course cost varies from 45 to 95 dollars. Register with our training providers to ensure you receive high quality courses with the lowest prices.


To register for a CPR level “A” and AED course select your location from the side or or main menu. You will be directed to a website dedicated to that course and with training providers in your region.

We are partnered with a number of providers throughout Canada. Our training partners provide CPR and AED training in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Victoria, Saskatoon, Regina, Red Deer, Kelowna, Mississauga, Windsor and Hamilton.

The above video shows basic CPR rescue techniques that are taught during a St Mark James CPR level “A” course (Basic life support CPR). St Mark James instructor in the video shows the latest techniques (2012) in CPR. To learn these methods through hands on training take a St Mark James CPR level “A” Course.

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