First Aid Classes in Chicago
Accidents happen – all the time – and at the American Red Cross, we can help you learn how to handle them. From cuts and scrapes to choking emergencies and poisonings, burns and asthma emergencies to head, neck and spinal injuries, our first aid classes cover it all – and more. Find out how to sign up for first aid training in Chicago, and learn how you can become a source of care and comfort during emergencies.
When it comes to first aid classes in Chicago, the Red Cross has a wide range of options – including in-person, online and blended Simulation Learning classes, which combine online coursework with an in-person skills session. For those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, would like to have the opportunity to discuss topics with their instructor and their classmates, and generally learn better in a focused environment, our in-person classes are the best solution. Not only do they offer ample time for discussion, but during the skills session, you'll get personalized attention from your instructor who can help you perfect your skills and gain the confidence necessary for delivering care.
At the Red Cross we offer first aid classes that focus on care for adults only, but we also offer courses that allow you to provide care to ill or injured adults, children and infants. In general, we recommend that most people select adult and pediatric first aid training in Chicago. Not only will this type of class give you all of the information you need to care for adults, but with the skills and knowledge necessary for providing care to children and infants, you can become a more capable, more responsible family member, employee and citizen. For more information on all of the first aid classes available in your area, check our newest course schedule.
After your first aid training in Chicago is complete, it's important to test your skills on a regular basis. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing them due to lack of use – and all of your work will have been for naught. So, in order to help you easily maintain your skills and keep your memory sharp, we've developed a series of free, interactive online refreshers that allow you to test your skills regularly. This way, you can be stay prepared to help long after your class has ended.
Red Cross first aid certifications are valid for two years. If your certification is within 30 days of expiring, you can renew it by enrolling in one of our first aid renewal classes. These abbreviated courses allow you to learn the latest techniques and can help keep your memory fresh – so that during times of need, you're ready to respond. Once your first aid training in Chicago is complete, your certification will be valid for an additional two years. For more information on the first aid renewal classes available in your area, check our newest course schedule.
At the Red Cross, online certificates make it easy to keep track of your trainings, distribute them to current or potential employers, send them to volunteer organizations, and more. With a unique URL and QR code, you can provide anyone, anywhere with the information they need to validate your credentials with just the click of a button. It's just one of the bonuses of earning your First Aid certification in Chicago with us.