September 30, 2020
RMTs whose SFA/CPR-C certification has expired or is soon to expire are advised to check with their certifying organization for updates to recertification requirements.
Canadian Red Cross has provided the following information: “Participant-level certificate holders with certifications that expire between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, can attend a recertification course but they need to complete their recertification by January 31, 2021. This extended window will allow those with expired certifications the opportunity to recertify as facilities reopen and training resumes.”
Other approved certifying organizations may have similar accommodations due to COVID-19. It is an RMT’s professional obligation, as well as a requirement for registration renewal, to ensure that their certification meets College Bylaw requirements.
If your certificate has expired but falls within the accommodation period stipulated by your certifying organization, update the expiry date of your SFA/CPR-C certification in the Registrant Portal, and upload supporting documentation that verifies the extension and your enrolment in a certification course, if applicable. Provided you have updated your information in the portal, there is no need for you to email CMTBC as well, though you may do so if you wish.