AED Certification

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. With Red Cross AED and CPR training, you can learn when – and how – to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Our AED courses are developed and taught by experts with decades of combined experience – and deliver simple-to-use techniques and information that can help you save a life. Training is available via our award-winning online classes, in person at more than 550 locations across the United States, and through our best-in-class blended Simulation Learning. All Red Cross AED, CPR and First-Aid Certification classes include a free digital certificate, valid for 2 years, plus free access to digital learning materials and online refresher courses.

Learn More About: AED Training | Using an AED


Top Training Opportunities

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AED Training Programs for Schools

Prepare to keep your students and your faculty safe. When your school adopts American Red Cross AED, CPR and first-aid training exclusively for its health & safety training needs, our expert instructors will train one or more adults at the school as "instructors," who will deliver health and safety training programs to your students and faculty, under an "authorized provider" agreement between the school and the Red Cross.

Note that the FREE school offer waives student learner fees, but does not apply for any adult or instructor-training fees.

To get started, please call 1-800-RED CROSS and select the prompt for "Health and Safety Training."

For more information on our School Programs, click here.

Why Train with Red Cross - CPR Training Saves Lives

Reid 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 families and individuals, as well as healthcare workers, like CNAs and EMTs, to respond to emergencies of all sizes. Join the millions we train every year and learn the skills that can save a life.

"Without my friend's training, I would not be here" - watch Bre Dumke's story

"I'm really glad she survived that" - watch the Snyder Family's story

Red Cross certification of completion on a tablet

The Red Cross makes AED certification fast, simple and easy. With Red Cross Digital Certificates you get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus print, share, and download wherever and whenever you like. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. Class participants and employers can visit redcross.org/confirm and enter the ID found on the digital certificate (or scan the QR code with a standard QR reader using a smart device) to access a copy of the valid certificate with student training information.

Click here for instructions on accessing your certificate.

If you already hold an AED certificate but need a refresher course, visit http://www.redcrossrefresher.com/.