Is CPR or first aid certification required for me to obtain and maintain my licence? If so, how often do I need to recertify?

CPR or first aid certification are not required for licensure. Information on the requirements for registration and licensure can be found here.

Your employer may require CPR or first aid certification as a condition of your employment. In doing so, they can set out how frequently you need to recertify. We suggest you seek out what is considered current best practice related to CPR and/or first aid re-certification and follow employer policy.

Still have a question? Email a practice consultant at practiceconsultant@clpnns.ca or check out the Frequently Asked Question page.