Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) online. Designed for those who want the freedom to learn on their schedule – when you sign up for an online CPR/AED class from the American Red Cross, you can complete your training when, and where, it suits you best. Perfect for anyone who wants to be prepared to help during a sudden cardiac emergency, our CPR/AED classes take just a few short hours but can help you save a life.
The American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED online course allows you to complete all your training virtually. This means that you will not have the opportunity to demonstrate your skill proficiency to a certified instructor, and therefore may not meet requirements for workplace safety certification. If you would like to demonstrate your skills to an instructor – and receive full certification in CPR/AED– please register for a blended Simulation Learning or a classroom-based course.
The Adult CPR/AED online course from the American Red Cross are easy to access and complete. All that you'll need is the desire to learn, internet access, and a compatible device – like a laptop or desktop computer. Simply sign up for a course. Once your registration is complete, you can begin your class at any time.
Red Cross online classes are divided into several interactive modules, which can be taken in virtually any order. And with unlimited two-year access to the course materials, you can take your class on your schedule – whether that means taking all of the modules in a single afternoon or reviewing them over time – it's all up to you.
Red Cross CPR Training Saves LivesReid Heiser, Life Saver
One week after 17-year-old Reid completed his Red Cross CPR training, he needed to use it. In November 2011, Reid saved the life of Jim Hammer after he collapsed at the recreation center where Reid worked. Now friends, they share their story.
Red Cross training matters
For more than a century, we've prepared people to respond to emergencies of all sizes - from the everyday to the large disaster. Join the millions we train every year and learn the skills that can save a life.