First Aid for Swiss Driver’s License

Everyone applying for a Swiss Driver’s License as a first time driver must attend ten hours of first aid training (Nothelferkurs/cours de sauveteur  as the first step in the application process. This also applies for drivers who are not able to transfer an existing license to Switzerland or for other reasons must apply for a new Swiss license.

HEALTHY AND SAFE AWAY FROM HOME offers this compulsory course in English.

In detail, the following topics will be covered:

  • CAB of First Aid
  • Chain of survival
  • Role of the first aider
  • Assessment of a casualty
  • Support and rescue of a casualty
  • Shock & unconsciousness
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac arrest and CPR
  • Severe bleeding
  • Burns

A main part of the course are practical hands-on sessions with role-play scenarios including working on manikins.

Please note that this course is not valid for the German driving license. A course accredited by the German authorities must be attended to be valid in Germany.

Duration: 10 hours divided into 2 or 3 sessions

Assessment and Certification

Attendance of full 10 hours is compulsory. Written and practical assessments take place throughout the course and must be passed to receive the certificate.

Certificates are handed out at the end of the course and are valid for six years.