BC Sports Aid Program

The SportMedBC Sports Aid Certificate recognizes individuals who have completed SportMedBC’s Sports First Aid and Athletic Taping Courses and have obtained a valid CPR-C certification. SportMedBC is also affiliated with a number of College and University programs in providing equivalency Sports Aid Certification to students who have completed designated sports medicine and injury prevention courses and have obtained a valid CPR-C certification.

Recognized programs include:

  • SportMedBC Sports First Aid Course  Course Calendar 
  • SportMedBC Athletic Taping Course   Course Calendar 
  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Capilano University
  • Trinity Western University
  • Langara College
  • Douglas College
  • College of the Rockies
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • Okanagan College
  • University of Victoria

The SportMedBC Sports Aid Certification will provide the following benefits:

  • A provincially recognized certificate exhibiting training in sport injury prevention and management. 
  • An excellent stepping stone towards a professional career in sports injury management.
  • Membership with SportMedBC’s volunteer database, with opportunities to volunteer under SportMedBC practitioners for Event Medical Coverage.
  • Access to SportMedBC’s monthly E-Newsletter.
  • *SportMedBC Student Associate Membership
* Only for students currently enrolled full-time in a post-secondary recognised institute program

Steps to request a Sports Aid Certificate 

In order to receive your Sports Aid Certificate, please complete the following steps:

Step 1

Complete the “SportMedBC SportsAid Program” profile form

 Fill Out Form

Step 2

Show proof of a valid CPR-C and completion of equivalent course (i.e. unofficial/official transcript). Photos and scans are acceptable.

Send both the completed profile form, as well as the copy of the CPR and proof of course completion to safetyevents.coordinator@sportmedbc.com

Step 3

Once the profile form and proof of CPR-C and completion of course have been submitted, please follow the link below and pay the $30 associated fee.

Pay Fee     

Once these steps are complete, your Sports Aid Certificate will be issued, and mailed out. After receiving your certificate, you are then eligible to shadow our practitioners at SportMedBC Events, or use the certificate to obtain experience or connect with our practitioners.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that there may be a delay in processing your requests due to certain periods of high volume of applications.

If you have any questions please forward them to safetyevents.coordinator@sportmedbc.com

viaSport Return to Sport

As of March 11, 2022:

  • Masks are no longer required.
    • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises.
    • Reminder to the sport community to be respectful of people's differing comfort levels and that as we transition into this period, people may still choose to wear their mask.

As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccine will no longer be required.

  • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
  • Additional guidance may be in place. See the Province of B.C.'s provincial restrictions page for more information.