• AED Certification in South Carolina

    Elevate your career, train for a new one, and learn how to help others during times of need. With a wide range of South Carolina AED certification classes available, the American Red Cross offers convenient access to important trainings and OSHA-compliant courses that can help you gain the skills and confidence to provide care, or even save a life.

    Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to deliver a shock to someone in sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – in hopes of returning the heart to a normal rhythm. The AED's electrodes (sometimes called sensors) are placed via sticky pads onto the SCA victim's chest; the connected computer evaluates the heart's rhythm, then a voice prompt will tell you when to give the shock – which is delivered through the electrodes. By using an AED, rather than waiting the typical 8-12 minutes for first responders to arrive, you can help save the life of the SCA victim. After all, for each minute that defibrillation is delayed during a sudden cardiac arrest, the victim's chance of survival is reduced by 10 percent. Check out our newest list of South Carolina AED certification classes, and confidence and skills needed to help save a life.

    At the Red Cross, we offer AED classes in South Carolina that are designed for a variety of learning styles, including in-person, online and blended classes. For those who learn best under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor, there's no substitution for our in-person courses. They not only give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics with your instructor and classmates, but they give you the chance to practice your skills hands on – and correct any errors quickly. This way, you can feel confident in your ability to help the moment you leave class.

    If having an OSHA-compliant certification isn't required for your job or a volunteer position, then gaining your AED certification online in South Carolina is an option. Our online courses deliver the same lecture material and information as our other classes, but instead of using an in-person skills session to test your knowledge, you'll complete a series of interactive activities that will challenge your judgement and help you understand how and when to use an AED. Find details on all of our online AED classes, and sign up for your training in minutes.

    Whether your goals are personal or professional, the Red Cross can help you get the training you need to meet them. With our science-based courses, online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning courses that allow you to learn your way, and local, knowledgeable instructors who can explain concepts in ways that all students can understand, we can help you not only grasp the concepts addressed in class, but become comfortable using the techniques and helping others during times of crisis. To sign up for AED training in South Carolina, browse our newest class schedule and choose the right format for the way you learn.