Extension for expired First Aid Certificate

Information last updated on 18 May 2020

If your First Aid Certificate expired on or after 1 Feb 2020, it will be recognised as still valid for the purpose of meeting licensing criteria for three months (until 24 July 2020). This has been approved by the Secretary for Education in recognition of the difficulty in accessing refresher training during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Playcentres do not need to contact the Ministry for approval to access this exemption, however they must attest in writing to the current first aid knowledge of these members and retain this documentation. Please see below.

There is also a template available here that you can use to record the required information. 

Word version: Attestation of First Aid knowledge