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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

Marine Basic First Aid is a course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine 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.

Recreational boaters: 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.  Transport Canada issued certificate is valid for 5 years.


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

Esperanza Coote

Book a Group Course

Registration minimum: 8 students

Duration: two days (16 hours)

Delivered on-site: We provide group training courses at your location in the Greater Toronto Area. Mileage fees may apply.

Course price: $199 per student (yacht club discounts available – Contact us for details)


Blended Course Option

The MBFA course can be divided into two sessions for your group’s training: Online component + in-person practicals.

Online component requires the student to complete course theory and test at home (approximately 6 hours). The online component can be paused and restarted for convenience and must be completed before the scheduled practical session date.

Practical Session requires the student to complete all practical elements in-person, including CPR/AED and first aid simulations.

Course price: $199 per student (yacht club discounts available)

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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