First Aid Certificates – How long does it last?

First Aid Certified

REGULAR RENEWAL OF FIRST AID CERTIFICATES is recommended by experts in the industry.

Reasons for their recommendations are logical, and supported by both certificate holders and issuers. The recommendations are:

Renew CPR certificates once a year. This includes:

• HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
• HLTAI009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Renew Provide First Aid certificates once every 3 years. This includes:

• HLTAID003 Provide first aid
• HLTAID001 Provide first aid.

Renew Child Care First Aid certificates once every 3 years. This includes:

• HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
• HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting.

Does First Aid expire?

First Aid certificates do not have expiry dates.

If your First Aid certification is purely for personal reasons and not for workplace obligations, there are no regulations or codes that require you to update your certificate. You would be wise to follow the recommended renewal intervals for the reasons that follow below, under the heading Does First Aid expire?

A First Aider in the workplace is subject to Government-regulated guidelines in relation to their First Aid certificate. Following the guidelines is to ensure the associated business remains compliant with the First Aid in the Workplace Compliance Code.

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