First Aid Classes
When you take a first aid class from the American Red Cross, you'll gain the skills you need to help others during times of crisis. Designed to last just a few short hours, our first aid classes can help you recognize the signs that someone needs help and administer the right type of care. In addition to offering certification courses for the public and medical professionals alike, we also offer abbreviated recertification courses in first aid. This way, you can easily maintain your skills, and your credentials.
Type of First Aid Courses
Because we recognize that people learn differently, we deliver first aid classes in a variety of ways. This allows you to stay up to date on the latest techniques your way. The types of courses available include:
- In Person: Led by knowledgeable instructors, our in-person courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. Perfect for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person classes give you ample time to ask questions and become comfortable with the latest techniques.
- Online: Through virtual instruction, these self-paced courses can help you understand how to respond to a wide range of emergency scenarios. However, when you choose an online-only first aid class you will not have the opportunity to demonstrate your skill proficiency to a certified instructor, and therefore online training may not meet the requirements for workplace safety.
- Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.
Certification Made Simple. Fast. Easy. Digital.
When you learn how to perform first aid and get certified from the American Red Cross, you'll get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus the ability to print, share, and download them wherever and whenever you like. 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. Class participants and employers can visit redcross.org/confirm 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.