Performing First Aid

Learning how to perform first aid takes just a few short hours, but it can make all the difference during times of crisis. At the American Red Cross, we offer best-in-class in-person, online and blended learning first aid classes that can help you administer assistance to injured children and adults until medical professionals arrive. However, like many things, if you don't use your skills frequently, they're often easy to forget. That's why, when you take our first aid certification classes, you'll also receive free online access to our first aid refreshers.

Types of First Aid Training

Adult First Aid - Find information on performing first aid on teens and adults. This quick guide. gives you details on what to do when faced with an emergency – and provides you with simple-to-follow steps designed to help you deliver care in a wide range of scenarios.

Child & Baby First Aid - Children and babies need specialized emergency care. Find out how to safely perform first aid on even the youngest among us.

First Aid Recertification - If you've already learned to perform first aid but need to renew your certification, you can do so in an abbreviated class that allows you stay up to date on the latest techniques, and sharpen your skills.

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Red Cross certification of completion on a tablet

Certification Made Simple. Fast. Easy. Digital.

When you learn how to perform first aid and get certified from the American Red Cross, you'll get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus the ability to print, share, and download them 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 Red Cross certification.