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Marine Basic First Aid Training & Certification

Marine Basic First Aid | BoaterSkills.ca
Marine Basic First Aid | BoaterSkills.ca
Marine Basic First Aid | BoaterSkills.ca

Marine Basic First Aid Course

Marine Basic First Aid is a two-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine/fishing industry. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008.

The Marine Basic First Aid Course is designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Chief Mate limited certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 2, or on a vessel on sheltered waters.

This course also serves the First Aid and CPR training needs of recreational boaters and crew for responding to injuries and illness within the marine environment.

Every recreational boater should know the basics for self-preservation at sea, including how to prevent injury and illness and what to do in the event of a mishap on board. This course is open to recreational boaters.  Transport Canada issued certificate is valid for 5 years.


Group registrations only (minimum 8, maximum 18)

Cost: $199.00
Duration: 2-days | 9am-6pm both days

Blended Course Option: An online theory component is completed by each student in advance of an in-person practical session (6-hrs). With the blended option, students only need to attend one in-person session.

Bookings: We provide on-site group training course only (minimum 8) at your location (mileage fees may apply). Contact us for additional information.

Yacht club discounts available!

Interested in organizing a MBFA course for your club’s members and/or staff? CONTACT US for information on club discounts


It was an excellent weekend of learning and training, very dynamic with hands-on experience. Great teaching skills!

Esperanza Coote

Additional Information

About your instructor

Capt. Craig Hamilton has been teaching Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED courses since 2012, and he is the only RYA Yachtmaster teaching the Marine Basic First Aid course in Canada.

Craig launched a First Aid company, CPRed.ca,  in 2014 to make available First Aid training for boaters. CPRed.ca is a Canadian Red Cross and BoaterSkills.ca Training Partner, offering Marine Basic First Aid, Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, and CPR/AED courses for work and home.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

BoaterSkills.ca is committed to excellence in serving all clients, including people with disabilities. We invite you to let us know of any accommodation you require as a result of a disability.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • COVID-19 survey completed by students before entry
  • Masks worn by everyone (including instructor) in the class
  • Social distancing of 6 ft/2m when possible
  • Hand santizer and disinfectant wipes available on site.

Please contact us before registering
Email: info@boaterskills.ca |  Phone: 905-484-2628.

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