• Certificates and CEUs

    Certification Made Simple

    The American Red Cross makes certification fast, simple and easy. With Red Cross Digital Certificates you get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus print, share, and download wherever and whenever you like. Each digital certificate has its own unique ID and QR code, making it easy to confirm that your employee’s certificate is valid and authentic.


    Red Cross Digital Certificates

    The American Red Cross digital certificate is a first of its kind, online certificate that gives you anytime, anywhere access to your certification and training history.

    Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

    Class participants and employers can visit redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate and enter the ID found on the digital certificate (or scan the QR code with a standard QR reader using a smart device) to access a copy of the valid certificate with student training information.

    To Access Your Digital Certificate:

    • If you received an e-mail from the Red Cross after your class, it includes a link to your digital certificate.
    • If you did not receive an email visit redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate.
    • You will need to supply your Email Address or First Name, Last Name, Year and Month (when class was held) or Certificate ID.
    • Click Find and you will be directed to your digital certificate.
    • From there you can print, download and share as needed.

    To Print Certificates

    Go to redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate to search by email, name or cert ID. Check the box next to the certificate(s), click on “view and print” to display the certificate and “print” to obtain a hard copy.

    To Order a Wallet Card

    Go to redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate to search by email, name or cert ID. Check the box next to the certificate(s), click on add to cart. A $7.95 shipping and handling fee is charged for each printed certificate request, your request will be processed within three (3) business days. Certificates will be printed and mailed to the address provided via the US Postal Service, please allow up to ten (10) business days for certificate delivery. There is also an expedited shipping option that can be selected prior to adding the wallet card to your cart.

    Certification Courses

    In certain cases, certification of skills is a job requirement. For example, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications are required if you are an EMT or a designated emergency responder at your work. In other cases, Red Cross certification is a way of demonstrating that you are prepared for a wide range of emergencies – in your personal life and in activities such as coaching, youth organizations, etc.

    Red Cross Courses That Can Result in Certification

    Continuing Education

    Professionals who need continuing education units to maintain licensure or certification can obtain CEUs through American Red Cross Training Services.

    Courses in the Following Programs are Eligible as Continuing Education Credits

    Once training has been successfully completed, a CEU certificate, along with a course certificate, will be sent to students who provided an email address. Students, who took training through a third-party provider, should contact the provider or instructor to obtain a copy of the CEU certificate. Class participants should verify with their appropriate accrediting organization that CEUs received from taking Red Cross courses will be accepted

    Emergency Medical Services Providers

    Paramedics, EMTs, and other EMS and pre-hospital providers can attain CEUs through American Red Cross training.

    The American Red Cross is approved to award CEUs through the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). The purpose of CAPCE is to standardize the review and approval of quality EMS Continuing Education activities.

    The American Red Cross has been approved to provide continuing education credit through CAPCE for the following educational activities as of October 18, 2019.:

    After completion of an approved course, please complete and submit this form to receive CAPCE credit.

    Please note: CAPCE credit is available to licensed or certified Emergency Medical Services providers only.