• First Aid Training in Illinois

    In Illinois, first aid certification from the American Red Cross can not only give you pride and confidence in your skills, but it can also give you an advantage when it comes to landing the job or volunteer position you want. With our OSHA-compliant first aid courses, as well as a wide range of other classes and programs available, you can prove your skills and demonstrate your commitment. In addition, with seamless access to all of your digital certificates, we make it easy for employers and volunteer organizations to verify your skills. So rather than waiting days or weeks to confirm your certifications, they can do it in seconds. Explore all of the training opportunities available, and discover how we can help you reach your goals.

    Whether you're a new parent, have young children or teens, or are a grandparent, understanding how to provide care to all of the kids in your life is critical. That's why, at the American Red Cross, we offer adult and pediatric first aid training in Illinois. By combining both adult care and pediatric techniques into our classes, we make it easy to learn how to help anyone – regardless of age – when they need it most.

    Note: Some first aid classes focus specifically on delivering care to adults. If you're interested in receiving pediatric first aid training in Illinois look for a class that includes "pediatric" in the title.

    At the Red Cross, we know that every type of class isn't perfect for every type of student. That's why we've developed courses in a number of formats – including in-person, online, and blended classes. For those of you who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, where you can ask questions, talk through subjects with your instructor and your classmates, and need a space where you can focus solely on the information at hand, our in-person first aid classes in Illinois, may be your best option. They offer ample time for interaction, and allow you to ask questions well before your skills session, so you can learn to perform important first aid procedures with confidence. Find an in-person first aid class in your area.

    If you're like many people, you have a first aid kit at home, in your car, and maybe even with your hiking/camping gear or your desk at work – but you might not know quite how to use it. When you sign up for a first aid class in Illinois from the American Red Cross, we'll teach you how to use what's (probably) already in your kit, and help you decide what you need to add to it. With expert instruction on caring for adults and children suffering from burns, bleeding, choking, breathing problems and other emergencies, you can be prepared to help – no matter where you are.

    Even completing your first aid training in Illinois, if you don't use your skills regularly, they're easy to lose. That's why we've created the Red Cross Refresher Center – a place where you can go to take interactive quizzes, play games, participate in learning activities and watch videos that will help you maintain the knowledge and skills you learned during class. They're free and easy to use – and accessing them every three months can help you stay prepared to help – even months after completing your certification.

    When you train with the American Red Cross, keeping track of your First Aid certification in Illinois is simple. With Red Cross Digital Certificates, you'll get anytime, online access to all of your certificates, plus the power to print, share, and download them whenever you need to. You can even provide your current or potential employer, or a volunteer organization, with a QR code that allows them to easily confirm that your certificate is valid. For more information on how Red Cross Digital Certificates work, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate or, to start earning a certificate, check out our newest course catalog.