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Create Your Own In-house Safety Training Program
Are you seeking an efficient solution for your health and safety training? Consider signing an Authorized Provider (AP) agreement with the American Red Cross. Many organizations like yours trust the Red Cross for outstanding, cost-effective programs that meet their quality, compliance and budget needs. Courses are easy to start up and administer, providing flexibility for training your organization.
1-Year Provisional Certification Course for First Aid/CPR/AED
This 2-part training conveniently provides the extra time your customers may need to demonstrate their skills. Here’s how it works:
- Students successfully complete the online portion of the two-part blended learning course and receive a provisional certificate stating that the online training has been successfully completed. They will have up to 1 year for the skills test to be taken.
- After a successful skills test within 1 year, a 2-year, OSHA-compliant Red Cross certification will be issued. They will have access to Red Cross online content for a full year so that they can refresh their knowledge before the skills test.
In-house Training Offers Flexibility and Convenience
As an Authorized Provider, your company or organization will enjoy the convenience of having your own employees certified as Red Cross instructors to deliver our quality training in First Aid/CPR/AED, and more. Employees of your business or members of your organization can train at your location.
Authorized Providers Enjoy These Benefits
- All courses and training practice social distancing and comply with public health guidance.
- Quality instructor training and free bridging programs for employees currently certified as instructors for equivalent programs.
- Free digital instructor materials.
- Access to the Red Cross Learning Center.
You can also customize your training to address regulatory/compliance issues or emergency procedures that are specific to your industry, profession, worksites, and/or on-site equipment.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
New and recertifying customers will complete the blending learning portion of their class and receive a provisional certificate which allows the student 90 days to take the Instructor-led skills session. Upon successful completion of the skills test, the student will receive their 2-year Red Cross certification.
These courses are available through the Red Cross Learning Center or on redcross.org. The provisional certification will be available in the Red Cross Learning Center or on this website in the “Find My Certification” section.
Workplace Training FAQ
Do Red Cross courses comply with coronavirus safety guidance for in-person training?
Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and Basic Life Support classes comply with public health guidance, including social distancing, based on the latest science to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Instructors use a combination of blended learning and virtual skills testing so that they are not in a room together with students.
How can my company or organization become a Red Cross Authorized Provider (AP)?
It's very easy. Just fill out the request form or call 1-888-304-6409 and a training specialist will get you started.
Who should consider becoming a Red Cross Authorized Provider (AP)?
This affiliation can be beneficial for diverse organizations including businesses, child care centers, clubs and community groups, colleges and universities, federal, state, and local government agencies, fire and rescue services, individuals who would like to provide Red Cross courses in their communities, recreational facilities including pools, religious organizations, and schools, camps, or other organizations working with young people.
How do I bridge my instructors who have already trained with a different education provider?
Bridging is free and efficient. Just keep I mind, to teach any American Red Cross course, you must first be affiliated with a current American Red Cross Authorized Provider or Licensed Training Provider or be employed as a paid/volunteer instructor of the American Red Cross. This requirement is in addition to being a current certified instructor. If you are not already affiliated with an AP/LTP and/or not a paid/volunteer employee of the Red Cross, our experts can help initiate the process with you and/or your employer when you call the number on this page.
- Is Red Cross Training OSHA compliant?
Yes. All Red Cross classes and products are science based and data driven to ensure your professional requirements align with all OSHA terms and conditions.
- What does it cost to become a Red Cross Authorized Provider (AP)?
There are low start-up costs and a low per-person certification fee for each person trained using Red Cross course materials. Fees vary by class and are outlined in our resource portal for Instructors and APs.
- Can APs teach health and safety topics other than First Aid, CPR & AED training?
Yes, APs can deliver any training for which they are American Red Cross instructor certified. Some of the programs that Authorized Providers can offer are Administering Emergency Oxygen, Adult CPR, Aquatics, Asthma Inhaler Training, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Babysitter's Training, Basic Life Support (BLS), Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Epinephrine Auto-Injector, First Aid, Infant & Child CPR, Learn to Swim and Lifeguarding.
- What is the difference between being a Red Cross Authorized Provider (AP) versus a Licensed Training Provider (LTP)?
An Authorized Provider (AP) is a company or organization that has its own certified Red Cross instructor(s) in-house who train employees or members within their own organization. A Licensed Training Provider (LTP) is an independent business that trains others and charges their students for training.
- How can I find out more details on the new Red Cross provisional certification courses.
For more information on the Red Cross provisional certification, you can review our FAQs.
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