Continuing education is essential in emergency care. That is why OEC technicians must attend OEC refreshers on an annual basis each year duing the three year certification. This intensive training activity distinquishes OEC certification from other EMS credentials, and helps full-and part-time rescuers update their competencies by reviewing one-third of the OEC curriculum.

If an OEC technician fails to attend one or more annual OEC refreshers within any 3-year period, their OEC certification becomes temporarily invalid or suspended and the technician cannot practice first aid. In order to reinstate certification, the OEC technician must attend all of the missed cycle specific OEC refreshers or recertify by attending an OEC Challenge or Full OEC course and passing the exam.

  •   Pre-requisites:Outdoor Emergency Care


    An additional component offered to those who have previously included CPR-HCP and AED as part of their OEC course curriculum, this course will allow those professionals in the guiding and patrolling industry to remain current in their certification.

  •   Pre-requisites:CPR HCP

  • Combined course cost: $250 CDN

    Please Note: Once you have registered for a refresher, any schedule change request will be considered but not guaranteed. We require an additional fee of $50 CDN to adjust the original registration to new dates based on availability. Also, we can only accommodate a schedule change request made more than two weeks prior to the date of the originally registered course and payment must be provided at the time the request is approved.

    Pacific Alpine Institute