What is First Aid?
When you understand first aid, you’ll gain the ability to help those in need. Through our first aid certification classes you’ll learn how to respond to specific situations, which will help you care for people in crisis as they wait for medical professionals to arrive. This gives them the best opportunity for a positive outcome – and gives you the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better.
What You’ll Learn
Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions, including:
Neck, head and spinal injuries
In addition, our first aid classes typically cover information on administering CPR and using AEDs – allowing you to become certified in all three (first aid, CPR and AED) in one convenient class.
Types of Classes
At the Red Cross, you can choose the type of class you want based on your scheduling needs and/or your learning style. We currently offer three types of classes, including:
In Person: Delivered in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person first aid courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. The course culminates with testing, which allows participants to receive a two-year certification.
Online With instruction provided virtually, these self-paced courses can help you understand first aid best practices. However, online courses do not allow you to demonstrate your skill proficiency to a certified instructor, and therefore your certification may not meet the requirements for workplace safety.
Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.
CPR Renewal & Recertification
CPR recertification courses allow you to refresh your memory, renew your skills and stay up to date on the latest techniques. Designed for those whose credentials are still valid but near expiration, our abbreviated CPR renewal courses take less time than our standard CPR classes, and allow you to maintain certification for an additional two years.
In order to renew your CPR certification, you can either register for a blended learning course, which allows you to study online, then complete hands-on training in person, or find a class in your area that suits your needs and your schedule. Registration takes just minutes – and can help you provide life-saving care during cardiac or breathing emergencies.
Red Cross First AID, CPR, and AED with Text:
Red Cross First AID, CPR, and AED Online Course with Skills:
* A 25% non-refundable cancellation fee will be applied to all courses cancelled less than 48 hours in advance. Textbooks are nonrefundable. Should a student cancel the course and requests a refund, the cost of textbook, shipping, plus the cancellation fee will be deducted from course fee to be refunded.