• AED Certification in California

    During a cardiac event every moment counts. In fact, each minute that defibrillation is delayed reduces someone's chances of survival by 10% and with response times of first responders averaging 8 to 12 minutes after 911 is called, it's easy to see why AED classes are vital for members of the community. By participating in American Red Cross AED training in California, you can gain the skills to deliver care for sudden cardiac arrest until medical professionals arrive.

    The American Red Cross delivers AED classes in California that are designed for the way you live and learn. With online, in-person, and our best-in-class Simulation Learning experience, which blends online classwork with in-person skills sessions, it's easy to get the training you need to help.

    Developed to mirror a traditional learning environment, the Red Cross's in-person AED classes in California allow you to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator under the guidance of trained, local experts. Combining lectures with hands-on skills sessions, these courses give you time to ask questions and work through problems as a team while learning the latest techniques.

    Whether you're strapped for time or prefer learning at your own pace, California AED Classes featuring online and in-person components might be the perfect solution. Developed for those who need a flexible option, our best-in-class Simulation Learning experience combines interactive online coursework with in-person skill sessions that allow you to train at your own pace and receive full AED certification.

    To receive full AED certification from the American Red Cross, you must successfully complete an in-person or Simulation Learning course taught by certified Red Cross instructors. AED training in California is available in dozens of locations and at a wide range of times, giving you the ability to choose a class that suits your schedule. Learn more about all of our classes and gain the skills needed to help.

    After successfully completing your Red Cross AED training in California, your certification credentials will be valid for two years. During this time you'll have access to online refresher materials and as your certification expiration date nears, you'll have the option to take an abbreviated AED renewal class. This way, you can stay up to date on the latest information, techniques, and extend your certification by two more years.

    Even after taking Red Cross AED classes in California, remembering your skills can be a challenge, particularly if you don't use them regularly. To help keep your skills sharp and your memory fresh, we've developed a quick step-by-step guide that you can print up and place in a binder, on your refrigerator, at your desk or in your bag, and refer to whenever, wherever you need to.

    The American Red Cross not only delivers health and safety training, like our AED classes, in California, but as part of a global humanitarian network we respond to emergencies and provide training to organizations and individuals in every state and in more than 180 countries worldwide. As part of our mission, we work to ensure that all courses and materials are developed in accordance with the best in emergency science. In addition, all of the information provided to students is reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and are updated as new, proven data becomes available.