We are still offering First Aid Training through the Ottawa Valley and doing our best to get people into the course they need.
While regulations and requirements are constantly shifting and changing we are doing our best to keep folks updated on the current situation.With that in mind please see below the latest from WSIB and the Red Cross with regards to certification and recertification.
WSIB recently updated their policy regarding workplace certification. The decision from WSIB is to continue to accept expired First Aid & CPR certifications until June 30, 2021. This affects all First Aid and CPR certifications that would have expired after March 1st, 2020. Please visit https://www.wsib.ca/en/firstaid for further details.
WSIB is still encouraging providers to deliver blended training where possible. In conversation with WSIB, they expressed that they are encouraging individuals to recertify or take the full certification when safe to do so. WSIB will recognize the online knowledge certificates issued by an approved provider until June 30, 2021. The full certification will be issued when the in-person classroom practical skills are completed.
WSIB has suggested that individuals keep their expired certification as proof of certification in the interim. Red Cross will not be issuing certifications with extended expiry dates.
Ottawa Valley First Aid will continue to provide updates and information as it becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to get in touch.
Dan and Jo-anne