By Justin Lane, VP Training and Development (

For accreditation purposes, an updated manual and course materials incorporating the first aid guidelines was released in December of 2016. This new material is required for any new certifications after December 31, 2016. Current certifications will remain valid to their usual expiry date.

It is not recommend that paper copies be printed from the December 2016 release as there will be an updated manual released in the spring.

The material content of the manual released in the spring will not change. However there will likely be some minor clean up and potentially some additional explanatory text for clarification. With the spring release we will also release a “pages to print” list as a PDF.

Release of December guidelines update to the advanced first aid manual