Transfer Credit

Many SIAST students benefit from transferring credit.

Transfer Credit is the acknowledgement of formal learning from an institution  approved by the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) towards credential at another recognized institution.

Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change.

Find out if you can benefit from transferring credit:

  1. Are you coming to SIAST with credits you want SIAST to recognize?
    Check the transfer credits recognized by SIAST
    Apply using the Transfer Credit Request Form (pdf)

  2. Do you want to transfer your SIAST credits?
    Check SIAST programs recognized for transfer credit at other academic institutions

  3. Do you want SIAST credit for a high-school computer class?
    Check SIAST credit for Saskatchewan high school information processing classes (pdf)

  4. Do you want to check if a CPR or First Aid course qualifies for equivalency credit with a SIAST course?

     Review courses that qualify:

 SIAST Course Equivalent
FAID 1001 - Standard First Aid and CPR HeartSaver 'A' AED - 18 hours (previously FAID 101)
  • St. John Ambulance - Standard First Aid - 14 hours and CPR 'A'/AED or higher. An AED certificate is not always part of St. John Ambulance CPR courses; therefore, a separated AED certificate is required.
  • Canadian Red Cross - Standard First Aid and CPR 'A'/AED or higher
  • EMP Canada - Basic First Aid Plus and CPR 'A'/AED or higher
  • Lifesaving Society - Aquatic Emergency Care and CPR 'A'/AED or higher
FAID 1003 - Standard First Aid and CPR HeartSaver 'C' AED - 24 hours (previously FAID 103)
  • St. John Ambulance - Standard First Aid - 14 hours and CPR 'C'/AED
  • Canadian Red Cross - Standard First Aid and CPR 'C'/AED or higher
  • EMP Canada - Basic First Aid Plus and CPR 'C'/AED or higher
  • Lifesaving Society - Aquatic Emergency Care and CPR 'C'/AED or higher
FAID 1005 - Standard First Aid - 14 hours (previously FAID 105)
  • St. John Ambulance - Standard First Aid
  • Canadian Red Cross - Standard First Aid
  • EMP Canada - Basic First Aid Plus
  • Lifesaving Society - Aquatic Emergency Care
CPR 1003 - CPR HeartSaver 'C' AED - 9 hours (previously CPR 102)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • St. John Ambulance - CPR 'C'/AED
  • Canadian Red Cross - CPR 'C'/AED


For SIAST transfer credit guidelines, please review SIAST policy A-1.2 (pdf), Recognition of Prior Learning: PLAR and Transfer Credit

If you do not qualify for transfer credit, but you have experiential learning or informal training, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Transfer credits for students enrolled in SIAST Basic Education are not covered within this policy. If you are a Basic Education student, you can obtain more information from your program head or counsellor.

For more information PLAR and Transfer Credit, visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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