The Adult & Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED class focuses on skills helping adults, children and infants.
The purpose of the courses in the First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies to know how to care for a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.
The online portion can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours long depending on technology limitations and familiarity with the skills. Participants will receive a training link in an email after they booked a class. Participants must have online portion completed before coming into scheduled in-person session.
In-Person Instructor Led Portion
The in-person session is typically 2 hours and 30 minutes long. The in-person session will review:
Adult and Child CPR using an AED
Infant CPR using and AED
Adult and Child First Aid Choking
Infant First Aid Choking
Giving First Aid to a victim experiencing life threating bleeding.
Participants who successfully complete the online and in-person portions will receive an American Red Cross Certification in Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR AED r.21. Certificates are valid for two years and will be issued in about one business day after the in-person class. Certificates are delivered via e-mail and can be found on the Red Cross Website.
Is This Class Right For You?
The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED class class is appropriate for:
Babysitters & Daycare Workers
Teachers, Coaches & Students
Personal Trainers & Camp Staff
Construction & Industrial Workers
Electricians, Plumbers & Miners
Marine Workers & Boat Captains
And anyone needing a basic First Aid, CPR, AED Certification.
If you are a health care provider, you may need the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Class (BLS).
This class is NOT an American Heart Association (AHA) course.
Always check with your employer for certification requirements.
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Online Only CPR Training
Looking for information about CPR Training done all on your computer and no in-person instruction is needed? Visit our Online Only CPR Page for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a healthcare provider which class should I choose?
If you are health care provider you would need to take the Basic Life Support Course. Please check with your management to make sure the Red Cross Basic Life Support Course meets your job needs and requirements.
Is there an app?
The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
Is Adult & Pediatric CPR certification the same as Basic Life Support certification?
No. Both classes share similarities but they are different courses. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course is designed for first responders while the Basic Life Support class is designed for responders in a healthcare setting.
Can I have an instructor come to my home for a private class to teach my family members and myself?
YES! We we would love to to come to your house and teach a private class to you and your family. Groups of 6 and more get a discount. Please contact us and let us know your specific needs.
I'm having issues with the online learning who do I contact?
Technical issues with the online learning must go through the American Red Cross. Please be aware that they have a standard maintenance window of 4-6AM Eastern Time on Saturdays. If you are having difficulty accessing the site during that time period, please wait a few minutes and refresh the page.
If you are having technical issues, contact the Training Support Center:
Call: 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767)
How do I provide proof of completion if the FA/CPR/AED online course does not produce a “proceed to skill session” certificate?
There are two ways to show proof:
1) Students are welcome to simply print or show an electronic copy of the email they receive stating they have completed the online coursework.
2) If a student can’t provide proof of completion, we can provide the option for them to take the written test.
Are there any hidden or extra fees?
There are no additional or hidden fees. All processing fees and online training fees are included in the price of all courses we offer. Shipping fees are included in the price of Virtual Trainings as well.
What is the difference between American Red Cross CPR and American Heart Association (AHA) CPR?
Both trainings are very similar since they are both based on the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR). Differences exist because The Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council uses CoSTR to understand the science independent of the AHA.
Can I use my tablet or mobile device to complete the online training?
You can use any device to complete the online but issues have been reported of the course not saving or resetting on iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones.
What is your affiliation?
DobroSKILLS is a Licensed Training Provider (LTP) of the American Red Cross. LTPs deliver a wide range of Red Cross courses including First Aid/CPR/AED. Our classes are NOT affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA) course.
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