First aid courses and first aid certificate

First aid courses and a valid first aid certificate are mandatory requirements for obtaining a driver's licence. Training for prospective drivers is provided with the aim to acquaint them with the basic principles of first aid, effective action in the event of an accident, as well as to develop practical skills in first aid. A valid first aid certificate is required not only for licence Category B, but also for categories A, BE, C, CE, D1, D. The first aid certificate is valid for 5 years. If the driver wants to embark on a training for new additional driver's licence category and the first aid certificate has expired, the first aid course must be taken again.

The first aid courses consist of a theoretical and practical part of the training with a total duration of 15 academic hours (a 12-hour training course with a 3-hour knowledge test). After successful completion of the first aid course, information about students is entered into the unified registry held by the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD). This means that it is not necessary to present your physical copy of the first aid certificate at a driving school – nor is it required at the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) when receiving your driver's licence. The first aid certificate obtained at the driving school "Einšteins" is valid in all Member States of the European Union. Despite the registration of the first aid certificate in the CSDD registry, the document is still issued in "paper form" as it may also be useful in other situations not related to obtaining a driver's licence, such as obtaining a weapons permit or applying for the position of security guard.

First Aid

First aid training is needed not only for drivers, but also for hunters, teachers, security guards, and anyone over the age of 12 who may face a variety of life-threatening situations on a daily basis. The following FMAT topics are theoretically and practically mastered during the first aid course:

  •  actions and measures at the accident scene, car accidents, emergency calls;
  • practical demonstration of ABC of life saving skills;
  • shock condition, stopping life-threatening bleeding;
  • thermal damage – overheating, burns, cooling, frostbite;
  • accidents caused by chemical substances – in the eyes, on the skin, in the digestive tract, inhaled gases;
  • traumas by electric current;
  • drowning;
  • various bodily harm instances, limb amputations;
  • accidents caused by animals;
  • foreign object intrusion;
  • transporting a victim;
  • accidents with several victims;
  • diseases;
  • first aid kit contents, lifeguard safety.

First aid training online 

Driving school "Einšteins" offers its students and other interested people the opportunity to take a theoretical course in first aid at a distance (remote learning). On the e-learning platform of the driving school "Einšteins", course participants can easily and simply listen to the theoretical part of the training, regardless of their location. However, in order to obtain a certificate, students must also complete the practical part of the training, during which they acquire skills in first aid. The practical part of the first aid course is implemented in the branches of the driving school "Einšteins" throughout the entire Latvia. 

The organization of first aid courses at a distance greatly facilitates the organization of existing training. The current two-day training is replaced by one full-time and one part-time training lesson, which gives students more flexibility in the choice of their training schedule. 

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Frequently asked questions – First Aid

First aid is a set of actions taken to save lives in the event of an accident. First aid can be provided by anyone to prevent danger to the victim's health or life until the arrival of medical assistance.

First aid training courses are a training program that provides theoretical and practical knowledge of providing assistance to accident victims.

First aid courses and a valid training certificate are mandatory requirements for obtaining any category of driver's licence. During the training course, drivers are trained to provide first aid to victims of accidents.

First aid certificate is valid for 5 years. After the end of the certificate's validity period, drivers must re-learn the course program in order to obtain an additional category.

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