OFA Level 3

OFA Level 3 is an advanced First Aid course designed to cover medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the Occupational First Aid Attendant and needed to provide emergency care in industries (as specified in the WorkSafeBC first aid regulations).  Students will learn how to provide emergency care in the industry.

This two week long WorkSafeBC course will provide participants with the training and certification necessary to become Level 3 First Aid Attendants. This course is designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces. Participants will learn the responsibilities of an OFA, preparing to respond, the Priority Action Approach, making transportation decisions, adult CPR & AED, how to recognize and treat shock, minor injuries, bleeding, fainting and seizures, sudden medical emergencies, stroke and environmental emergencies.

Students are required to attend all sessions and be prepared to do a minimum of 1-2 hours of home study per lesson. The course will take place over 10 days (see course dates for more details).

Participants, who successfully complete the course examination, and who have a valid CPR-C or Basic Life support (BLS) certificate, will receive an OFA Level 3 certificate card, which qualifies them to work as an Occupational First Aid Attendant in B.C.

There is very limited space in the Level 3 course. Please register ASAP to secure your spot in the class.

Prerequisites: No first aid training required (OFA 1 or 2 is not required for this course).

PLEASE NOTE: BLS is NOT covered in this course. If you are required to have a CPR-C or Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate in addition to OFA3 for your workplace, you will have to register for that separately

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and have the physical ability to complete all of the skills required.

Certification requires full participation and course attendance. Participants must be present for the entire course, and receive 70% on both written & practical exam (which is done on a separate day) in order to pass. Retesting for OFA3 exam will be performed at a fee of $75.

Duration: 80 hours (10 x 8-hour days)

Cost: Includes all materials and certification card

Location: 203-1420 Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0R8

Course Manual Pick-up:
Course manuals will be sent electronically before the course date.

Refund Policy:

Student cancellations must be made in writing at least 5 business days prior to the start of your course.

A $75 administrative fee will be charged for any OFA Level 3 Courses that are cancelled with at least five business days’ notice.

Course materials must be unopened and in original condition to be returned.

No refunds will be provided for cancellations with less than 5 business days notice, or for student no-shows.

In some cases it may be possible to transfer a student’s enrollment to a future course, and an administrative fee of $30 will be charged. Course credit will only be kept for a maximum of 6 months. This will be considered on a case by case basis.

Course Cancellation:
Whistler First Aid makes every effort to conduct courses as scheduled. We reserve the right to cancel a course due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. low student enrollment, instructor illness, etc.)

In the case of course cancellation by Whistler First Aid, students will receive a full refund or can have enrollment transferred to another course.

Read our Cancellation Policy.

If none of these dates work for you or all our courses are full, contact us to be added to the waitlist for OFA3.


Details Price Qty
August 6-16, 2024 (Mon-Fri) 9 days- CANCELLED $1,095.00 CAD   Course Full
September 23-October 5, 2024: (10 Days) $1,095.00 CAD  
October 7-18, 2024 (9 Days) $1,095.00 CAD  

  • August 6-16, 2024 (Mon-Fri) 9 days- CANCELLED
     August 6, 2024 - August 16, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • September 23-October 5, 2024: (10 Days)
     September 23, 2024 - October 5, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 7-18, 2024 (9 Days)
     October 7, 2024 - October 18, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm