Frequently Asked Questions - First Aid Training

Are first aid and CPR included in the basic training program?

Yes (for security guards only). One section of the ministry’s Training Curriculum for Security Guards is dedicated to Emergency Level First Aid Training. This is included in the mandatory minimum of 40 hours of in-class training.


Does the ministry’s security guard test assess an individual’s skills regarding First Aid and CPR?

No, the ministry’s test does not assess the specific practical skills and knowledge required for First Aid, as these requirements are tested through completion of the First Aid Certificate. However, the test does evaluate, through scenario-based questions, the general application of emergency first aid skills and knowledge required by a security guard to think, react and improvise in an emergency situation.


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