Instructor showing student how to perform chest compressions on model

Why Train With the American Red Cross

At the American Red Cross, training people how to respond to and prepare for emergencies is our core mission. We offer a range of health and safety classes that teach you new skills, keep you knowledgeable, confident and ready to respond in almost any emergency situation. With courses to cover all key areas of training, available online and in classrooms across the country, Red Cross classes deliver the training you seek, when, where and how you need it.

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Red Cross certification of completion on a tablet

Red Cross Certification Made Simple. Fast. Easy. Digital.

The American Red Cross certification process is 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 Red Cross 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.

In-Person

In-Person

Blended Learning

Blended Learning

Online

Online

Red Cross Stories

Saved a life the next week

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: Online & Local

American Red Cross classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors online, and in cities and towns across the United States. With courses for first-responders, businesses that are required to meet OSHA compliance, and individuals who want to help their families and neighbors when faced with emergencies, the Red Cross offers classes at every level – so we can all help keep our communities safe. Find a class in your area – and gain the skills and confidence needed to respond to almost any emergency situation.