Aquatic Emergency Care provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of Standard First Aid, CPR C, and AED as well as skills specific to emergencies in an aquatic setting. This award is recognized by Saskatchewan Public Health as a standard first aid course for lifeguards. The primary target group for the AEC award consists of persons in the aquatic environment including cashiers, lifeguards, instructors, park attendants, and aquatic maintenance staff. However, it is also suitable for backyard pool owners, cottage owners, etc.
Prerequisites: Participate in shallow water for the water components during both the AEC course and the AEC exam.
Course Length: Minimum 16 to 18 hours including exam
Candidate Books: Canadian First Aid Manual (additional CPR/AED Manual optional)
Taught By: Current AEC Instructor
Evaluated By: Current AEC Examiner
Evaluation: This is a pass or fail award.
Examiner Qualifications: AEC Examiner appointment by Branch
Award Recognition: Certification card
Expiry Date: Two years from the date of certification (i.e. date on certification card)
Recertification: Successfully pass AEC/C recertification exam (6 to 8 hours); recertification only required to maintain “current” AEC/C certification