BC Out of Jurisdiction Certificate

What is it?

In order to meet the workplace first aid legislation for the Province of BC, WorkSafe BC has implemented an application process for accepting the credentials of workers trained or certified in other Canadian provinces and territories. The out of jurisdiction certificate bridges your Red Cross first aid training with the workplace health and safety requirements of B.C. The out of jurisdiction certificate is linked to your valid, not expired, first aid certificate. For examples of certificate equivalencies, see the Worksafe BC page.

Do I need it?

If you work in the province of B.C., you may need your B.C. Out of Jurisdiction certificate. If you’re not certain, check with your employer!

What will I get?

You will receive a self-study manual that will teach you important workplace health & safety information about workplaces in B.C. You will also receive your out of jurisdiction certificate which allows you to work in B.C.

How can I get my BC Certificate?

You can include the BC Certificate as an add-on when you register for any Standard First Aid or Emergency First Aid course.

You can also purchase a BC Certificate using the form below. The BC Certificate will be linked to your current, not expired, first aid certificate. The expiry date of both certificates will be the same.

Within one business day, you will receive a confirmation email with the application materials.

  • You must complete and return the application form
  • You agree to review the self-study manual
  • You must provide a copy of your current, not expired, Standard or Emergency First Aid certificate from an approved provider (e.g., Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance, Lifesaving Society).
  • Please include your name as it is written on your current Standard or Emergency First Aid certificate.