Welcome to the OFAAA website. The Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent (OFAAA) is appointed by the Health and Safety Authority to carry out the assessment and registration of Occupational First Aid training providers.
Key Dates for 2013
Key Dates 2013
OFAAA Submission to FETAC
FETAC Certification Award Period
31st January 2013
12th February 2013
28th February 2013 & 28th March 2013
12th April 2013
30th April 2013 & 31st May 2013
12th June 2013
30th June 2013 & 31st July 2013
12th August 2013
31st August 2013 & 30th September 2013
12th October 2013
31st October 2013 & 30th November 2013
12th December 2013
Invalid Records for learners awaiting FETAC certification
Instructors will be contacted 3 times by email for any learners that show up as invalid with FETAC. If we don’t receive the requested information after the 3rd email the learners will not receive their FETAC Occupational First Aid certificate.
1st email – First notification regarding any new invalid records requesting clarification or proof of ID outlined within
2nd email – Reminder about invalid records
3rd email – Final reminder about invalid records
It is imperative we all work together to ensure that learners receive their FETAC certificates as soon as possible after the completion of any Occupational First Aid course. Invalid records can slow this process down, especially if the requests for information for invalid records are ignored or forgotten.
For refresher courses the only learner results that are to be submitted to FETAC for certification are for those learners who have improved their grade from the 3-day or previous refresher courses (i.e. from Pass to a Merit). You do not need to submit results for those learners who previously achieved the same or worse grade.
Tip: Ask every learner what name they had on any previous FETAC certificates. If learners want any changes to their name for the Occupational First Aid certificate they will need to supply you proof of name change before the end of the course (i.e. Marriage certificate, passport).
Please see update below regarding the changes to PHECC's CFR education and training.
PHECC CFR Instructor Packs and Learner manuals are now available from OFAAA.Please call 1890 223 223 for further information.
FETAC Key Dates 2012
May 25th - Final submission date to OFAAA for June certification period
July 15th - Certificates issued from FETAC to OFAAA for June certification period
Certificates will be dispatched late July
July 27th - Final submission date to OFAAA for August certification period
Aug 31st - Certificates issued from FETAC to OFAAA for August certification period
Certificates will be dispatched in early September
Sept 28th - Final submission date to OFAAA for October certification period
Oct 31st - Certificates issued from FETAC to OFAAA for October certification period
Certificates will be dispatched in early November
Nov 23rd - Final submission date to OFAAA for December certification period
Jan 4th 2013 - Issue of certificates from FETAC to OFAAA for December certification.
Certificates will be dispatched in early to mid January
All OFA Instructors and companies registered with OFAAA are requested to please check their Billing History as courses that remain unpaid will NOT BE SUBMITTED to FETAC for Certification.
All OFA courses must be registered online before a course is due to take place. Instructors can submit course information by firstly registering for an online account and then by logging and registering a course. Please ensure all PPS numbers and dates of birth are correct. Candidates names should be entered as you wish them to appear on FETAC certificates. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ON LINE ON SUBMISSION OF RESULTS. Fetac certification fee is €20 plus an administrative charge of €8.26 plus VAT per candidate. This is an increase in FETAC certification. All credit cards are accepted and if you wish to make payment by Laser Card please contact us at 1890 223 223.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RESULTS WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED TO FETAC FOR CERTIFICATION UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Instructors are required to use ONLY FETAC assessment marking sheets and ensure all paperwork is signed by instructor and external examiner. All course documentation should be held by the instructor for a minimum of 2 years. OFAAA are monitoring course paperwork on an ongoing basis.
Access to Online CFR Instructor update
This notice aims to provide information about the changes to PHECC’s CFR education and training standard.
Please click here to download a PDF document of this notice.
KEY FETAC Dates 2012
FETAC has issued key dates for 2012 (available on www.fetac.ie The following arrangements have been made by OFAAA based on these dates:
INSTRUCTORS PLEASE NOTE- Results are not submitted for FETAC certification without payment . Instructors are requested to make payment by credit card on line as results are being submitted.
Please ensure all submissions on your account are paid otherwise results will NOT be submitted to FETAC.
There are a large number of invalid PPS numbers,Dates of Birth, and candidate names being submitted by instructors, please ensure the correct information is submitted to OFAAA.
When submitting candidate names for certification please ensure that all spellings are confirmed with the learner prior to submission to OFAAA.
OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID LEVEL 6 INSTRUCTOR ASSESSMENTS ARE CARRIED OUT ON A WEEKLY BASIS.
Please contact OFAAA on 1890 223 223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org