No certification? No problem! We accept people with any level of experience onto the team… including no experience!


Everyone on the team has to have a valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C (or equivalent). If you don’t have that, we’ll have you join one of our course before Tryouts. If you already have at least SFA and CPR-C (or equivalent), you can come to a refreshing course or recert if it’s close to expiry (before December 1st, 2019). If you’re wondering if your course is up to snuff, take a look at our page on what’s in an SFA course.


Once you make it to the team, we’ll then have First Responder training over the course of the first semester for you to sign up for. This brings all UBCEFRT members up to First Responder 3, nationally accredited through the Canadian Red Cross. With this training, team members will be able to use all gear in the UBCEFRT office and can even use the certification to apply for volunteer and paid positions in the community.


All UBCEFRT members must be students at the University of British Columbia. They are also required to sign a UBCEFRT Member Agreement and complete all shifts and training modules for the programme.