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Short term extensions of Occupational First Aid Certificates

Published on: March 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, WorkSafeBC is granting extensions on any occupational first aid, or equivalent certificates, that are due to expire between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. These certificates will now be acceptable in the workplace for 90 days beyond their original expiry date.

Certificates will not be reprinted. First Aid Attendants and employers do not need to take any actions to qualify for the extensions.

WorkSafeBC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and recommendations put forth by federal and provincial agencies, and should additional extensions be required we will release further information and direction at that time.