First Aid Revalidation

It’s that time again! This one day course is a refresher of your first aid skills, keeping your knowledge up to date and relevant. First aid certificates should be revalidated every two years.


First Aid Revalidation

Recommended for

People who have a first aid certificate issued by an accredited training provider, who need to revalidate their certificate.

What this 6-hour course covers

Revalidate your first aid certificate every two years. Take the time to refresh your first aid skills and keep up to date with any changes to best practice, so you're ready to help in an emergency or accident. This course meets the requirements of the “First Aid for Workplaces – A Good Practice Guide 2011” to revalidate workplace first aid.

First aid certificates must be revalidated every two years, to keep them from expiring. We have a grace period of three months, or less, past the expiry of your two year certificate and a six month grace period for learners who are affected by alert level changes.

However, we recommend people get their revalidation certificate as soon as they are able to within the two year period, only using the grace period for extenuating circumstances beyond their control and only using the six month grace period if required due to changes in alert levels. 

Please note that the six month grace period is expressly available for learners who are affected by alert level changes, not extending the grace period as a matter of cause.  

For more information, please email firstaid@redcross.org.nz.

Choose how to complete your training

You may choose one of three ways to complete your training which can reduce your time in the classroom by up to two hours.

  • Classroom - Complete all training in the classroom
  • Online - Complete your pre-course learning online, reducing your classroom session from 6 hours to 4 hours.