The Non-Urban Emergency Care Level 3 (NUEC 3) is a training program developed by PEAK and designed for professional (paid and volunteer) non-urban responders such as ski/bike patrollers, search & rescue technicians and mountain guides who are tasked with providing emergency medical care.

The NUEC 3 is a multi-level government accredited training program that meets the criteria as a 110 hour training standard.  The program curriculum is a synthesis of the baseline knowledge and skills development objectives contained in PEAK's Non-Urban Emergency Medical Responder and Advanced Protocol Training Programs.

Specific NUEC 3 program modules address the injuries and illnesses that non-urban responders are likely to encounter, conditions that are typically not addressed - or lack the necessary depth - in other first aid training programs.  Some specific training subjects included in the program are: high-altitude and cold/heat related illnesses, disabled skier related injuries/illnesses, paediatric emergencies, common medical emergencies, treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, specific snow-sport injuries, behavioral emergencies, remote area extrications, non-urban cardiac arrest management, and the use of the specialized equipment needed for emergency care and transportation in remote environments.

The NUEC 3 program certification is recognized by regulatory authorities throughout Canada at the 'Advanced First Aid Training Level' standard.  These include (but not limited to) BC Provincial Emergency Program, the BC Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Branch (in-part), Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.  As well, many BC mountain resorts and search & rescue teams have adopted the NUEC 3 as their preferred first aid qualification for their membership.


NUEC 3 Full Course

CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE - NUEC 3 Providers are required to attend, annually, an Annual Skills Update Course; click here for further information regarding ASU Courses.

 LENGTH 10 - 12 Days (student & site-dependent)
 COST $795 (tax exempt)
 PRE-REQUISITES 1.  Minimum 19 years of age
2.  Speak & write English fluently
3.  Pre-read: 40 hours 
(student dependent)
4.  Physically & mentally fit; self-declaration of fitness is required
5.  Standard First Aid certification within 1 year (**applies to Alberta courses only)
- NUEC 3
- CPR Level 'HCP'


NUEC 3 Bridging Course

Student candidates for the PEAK NUOFA 3 program may already possess certification in other first aid and medical training programs. For those candidates with demonstrated proof of certifications(s), PEAK has developed a specialized training program: the NUOFA 3 Bridging Course. The NUOFA 3 Bridging Course has been designed to adapt and upgrade a candidate's previous skills and knowledge base to manage the emergency medical care problems encountered in the non-urban environment.

Prospective NUOFA 3 Bridging Course candidates must complete a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) application to determine eligibility for admission to the NUOFA 3 Bridging Course; click here to complete the on-line PLAR.

CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE - NUOFA 3 Providers are required to attend, every calendar year, an Annual Skills Update (ASU) course (click here for further information regarding ASU coursesand in addition are required by WorkSafe BC to successfully complete an NUOFA 3 Review & Evaluation Course every 2 years.  

 LENGTH 4 - 5 Days (student & site-dependent)
 COST $595 (tax exempt)
 PRE-REQUISITES 1.  Minimum 19 years of age
2.  Speak & write English fluently
3.  Pre-read: 30 hours 
(student dependent)
4.  Previous (not to have expired greater that 2 years) &/or current certification in an accredited        training program that meets that meets or exceeds the 'Advanced First Aid' training standard &        that is recognized by PEAK, such as but not limited to: OFA-L3, EMR, PCP, CSP, etc.
5.  Student Candidates must complete a Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)            application to ensure that they meet the program's requirements.
6.  Physically & mentally fit; self-declaration of medical fitness is required
- Non-Urban Occupational First Aid 3 (NUOFA 3)
- Non-Urban Emergency Care 3 (NUEC 3)
- Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA L-3)
- Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management (NUCAM)
- CPR Level 'HCP'