Posted & filed under First Responder Certification.

Date: November 27th, 2020 @ 5:00am America/Toronto to November 29th, 2020 @ 5:00am America/Toronto
Location: Nova Spinal Care Physiotherapy - Sante Centre, 50 Gary Martin Drive Suite 220 Bedford, NS B4B 0P9
Plus applicable provincial taxes.
Full CourseCAD$600.00
Plus applicable provincial taxes.

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This is a 3-day lecture and practical course (last 2 days for those requiring recertification only) that meets the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Sport Physiotherapy Canada for First Responder Certification.

The examples/scenarios used will be sport-specific to enhance the learning of all participants with regard to event coverage situations (whether planning to challenge the SPC Certificate/Diploma exams or not). At the end of the course, the participant:

  • Complete a standardized written exam to meet national Canadian Red Cross standards
  • Have an enhanced ability to respond to emergency situations on-site (ie: head injuries and bleeds)
  • Be trained to use oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Be able to transfer players onto spinal boards effectively (including rolls)

*Please note that First Responder Certification must be renewed every 3 years*


Course Fees:

SPC MembersFull Course: $565 (plus tax); Recertification: $440 (plus tax);
Non-member Fees: Full Course: $600 (plus tax); Recertification: $460 (plus tax);
New SPC Student Members: Full Course: $510 (plus tax)

*To be eligible for the student fee, you must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program. These registrations will be monitored.

All participants will receive a pocket CPR mask during the course. Manuals are provided to Full Course participants only.
Recertification participants are required to bring the manual from their previous course. If you require a new manual, please select the Recertification with a new manual option.
Meal and refreshments are not provided.

Registration Deadline:

Space is limited: register by Wednesday November 11th, 2020.
Cancellation fee is $100 accepted for any cancellation made up to two weeks prior to course, after which point no refund is granted.
Please note online registration is NOW available and preferred to reserve your spot.

Course Dates & Times:

Friday, November 27, 2020: 12:00PM
Saturday, November 28, 2020: 8:30AM
Sunday, November 29, 2020: 8:30AM

*Course time may vary and will be confirmed in the pre-course registration email. Please note that dates and details are still subject to change due to the pandemic.

*Recertification will take place on Saturday & Sunday of this course. 

Instructor: Blair Doyle

Nova Spinal Care Physiotherapy – Sante Centre
50 Gary Martin Drive
Suite 220
Bedford, NS
B4B 0P9