$194 + GST

3-year certification in Red Cross: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).



  • This bridge program will certify you in the Canadian Red Cross's national Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program which educates you to an EMR’s scope of practice. This course is primarily for Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement personnel who do not require registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics or will be seeking EMR registration outside of Alberta. This program follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada. The Canadian Red Cross's national Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program is approved in many provinces across Canada but not in Alberta at this time. If you are wanting to become an EMR in Alberta, you will instead need to take a program recognized by the Alberta College of Paramedics.
  • Already certified in Advanced First Aid and looking to boost your resume? Are you wanting to register as an EMR in BC or Saskatchewan? Then this is the bridge program for you!

If you are wanting to register as an EMR outside Alberta where the Canadian Red Cross's EMR program is approved, please ensure you reference and check that Province's registration guidelines and requirements for EMRs.

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  • 2 Days, 8:30am - 5pm each day

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  • You must bring your valid (non-expired) Red Cross certification in Advanced First Aid.
  • An electronic copy of the course manual are included in the cost of your registration. A physical paper manual/textbook can be purchased at our office during your course if you'd prefer.

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  • Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate all the course skills competencies
  • Ability to independently complete a written, closed-book, independently completed knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75 %
  • Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one each, medical and trauma)
  • Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable
  • Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course
  • In this program you will learn the additional skills & knowledge required to be certified as a Red Cross EMR. This course does not re-teach or review the content from Advanced First Aid. In order to be success on the two evaluated scenarios and knowledge evaluation, candidates must come to this bridge program with the same level of competency that was required for them to be success in AFA originally.

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  • 3-year certification in Red Cross: Emergency Medical Responder
  • A permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you within 24 hours of successfully completing the course
  • You will also be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account.

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Reasons to choose
First Aid Training Calgary

  • Course prices are highly competitive, often unbeatable
  • Courses meet or exceed workplace legislative (OHS) requirements
  • When you commit to us, we commit to you. First Aid Training Calgary never cancels courses*
  • Experienced Instructors with backgrounds to ensure top quality and accuracy
  • Success guaranteed – all courses run by First Aid Training Calgary come with a Guarantee of Completion
  • Parking is free at our Brentwood & Glenmore locations
  • Incredible customer service – we’re here to help, 7-days a week, 7:30am – 9pm

Upcoming Courses

All AFA to Red Cross EMR sessions are offered at our Glenmore location.

No upcoming sessions at this time.