CPR Requirements 

There are a variety of organizations and providers across the province who provide CPR courses that meet the requirements for CDHNS renewal and initial licences in the practising class. CDHNS CPR requirements are included in the checklists provided with the applications for registration and are provided to members through the Continuing Competency Program Requirements document and in their Notice of Expiry annually (re: renewal notice).

The level of CPR certification must include, at a minimum, classroom instruction and practical experience related to:

  • one and two-person rescuer chest compressions for adults, children and infants;
  • one and two-person rescuer adult, child and infant bag-valve mask technique and rescue breathing;
  • relief of choking in adults, children and infants; and
  • use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

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For further details on these requirements, please refer to pages 6 and 7 of the CDHNS Fall 2018 Unison newsletter.

Submitting for CCP Credits

According to the CDHNS Continuing Competency Program (CCP) Requirements, to receive full credit for completion of your CPR course, a completed Certificate of Attendance must be submitted. (See 6.1.2 (g) of the CCP Requirements document for further details.) When you enter your CPR into your Professional Development Record of your Member Profile as a new learning activity, ensure that you upload the completed Certificate of Attendance. 

Submission of the Certificate of Attendance for your CPR course has been mandatory since April 1, 2012. Without a Certificate of Attendance verifying the number of hours, only 1 credit will be awarded. Certificates of Attendance can be found on the Continuing Competency page of this website, along with the CCP Requirements document.



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