Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA)


Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a Master’s or Officer’s certificate or endorsement, or those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. 

Course details:

  • Duration:  31hrs
  • Transport Canada certificate in MAFA issued to Candidate Document Number (CDN)
  • 100% attendance, skills demonstration and 80% min passing grade on written exam
  • 3 year certification in Marine Advanced First Aid, CPR level HCP and AED

Books provided:

  • Red Cross Emergency Care text

What you will learn:

  • The emergency scene
  • Preventing disease transmission
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head and spine injuries


  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Sudden illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat and Cold related emergencies
  • Reaching and moving people
  • Multiple casualty incident
  • Toxicological hazards aboard ship
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization