This is the very first step to take before starting anything! The First Aid course, also called “Samaritan”, is obligatory for all students applying for a driver’s license in Switzerland. You can not register for the theoretical exam without having obtained the Samaritan certificate.

What is the aim of the course?

Thanks to this First-Aid training, Switzerland has rescuers throughout the country.

In the Samaritan course, you will learn how to:

  • Accurately identify an emergency situation
  • Prevent further damage to rescuers and those involved in an emergency situation
  • Take immediate actions to save lives
  • Know your possibilities, obligations and limitations in first aid

What content is covered in the course?

The program of the 10-hour course is mandatory by Swiss law (Article 19 OAC).  Topics include:

  • General Behavior in Emergencies
  • Assessment of injuries
  • Unconsciousness
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Traffic Accidents
  • State of Shock
  • Various types of burns

Corrosions & Intoxications

Where & when does this training take place?

For ease and convenience, First Aid courses are given by our partners Firstmed* at our driving school located at:  Rue du Simplon 26 in Renens, from 18 :00 – 22 :00 on Fridays and from 9 :00 – 16 :00 on Saturdays.

(*) Firstmed is an organization recognized by the Swiss Medical Rescue and Emergency Conference (SMEDREC), the Federal Office of Roads (FEDRO) and Resq (a First Aid training institute for driving licenses according to Article 19. of the OAC).  The certificates issued are therefore valid with all Offices of Automobiles and Navigation, throughout Switzerland.