Aquatic Emergency Care

Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR as well as skills specific to emergencies in an aquatic setting. This standard first aid course is recommended for lifeguards, aquatic instructors, lifesavers, and other individuals who may need to respond to a first aid emergency in an aquatic setting. Includes CPR C certification.

The Lifesaving Society has Government of Alberta workplace approval for the following certifications course:

  • Aquatic Emergency Care – approved as a standard first aid

Approval letters from the Government of Alberta and Government of Northwest Territories for Lifesaving Society First Aid programs can be found below:

The Government of Alberta maintains a list of workplace approved courses that can be accessed from their website.

                Government of Alberta Website

Prerequisite: None

Find a course near you

Employers and workers are responsible for doing due diligence in researching first aid programs and certifications to make sure they are approved for the workplace in Alberta.

Certification cards for Lifesaving Society First Aid programs are issued by the Lifesaving Society. Instructors may issue interim cards valid for two (2) months to candidates who successfully complete all requirements of a first aid course.


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