Blended Learning - Online & In-Class Training

Blended classes consist of an online component and in-classroom component.
  • The online component allows participants to review difficult topics in first aid, CPR, and AED at their own pace and improve their performance at the hands-on skill session and in real life emergencies.
  • Upon completion of the online portion, participants must complete hands-on skills session with a Heart & Stroke Instructor in the classroom.
  • Includes interactive exercises and videos to engage participants and provide periodic points of knowledge transference
  • Certificate of completion available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully
  • Participants will have access to all information in the online course even after successful completion of training to help reinforce what they have learned
  • The Red Cross eLearning portal provides a user-friendly experience with audio and transcript for any participants with hearing or visual disability. Screen and text-size options are provided to customize your personal learning experience.

First Aid with CPR & AED courses were developed in accordance with the recommendations from the International First Aid and Resuscitation Guidelines

First aid CPR AED Blended online convenience


  • Learn at your own pace and at your own schedule, anywhere and anytime.
  • The online component of blended learning is fully self-directed which leads to increased satisfaction.
  • Navigation controls allows participants to move easily through content and customize their personal learning experience
Learning blended courses online. cheerful female student wearing eyeglasses using laptop in cafe for studies or networking and smiling


  • Blended first aid courses significantly reduce the classroom training time in half
  • The online portion can be completed at home or on the go with your preferred device, desktop or tablet
  • Only the hands-on skills need to be completed in person
First aid cpr classes consistency


  • Research shows the blended courses provide more consistency in learning and ensures all topics are covered to help increase survival
  • Delivery of course material is consistent across all groups of training
Young woman instructor helping to make first aid heart compressions with dummy during the group training indoors

Quality of Training

  • Instructors focus on skills practice and testing for CPR and other psychomotor skills to ensure the participants is able to perform in real life situations

General FAQs About Blended Courses

What are the required hardware and software to do a course online?

Any operating system (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android (based on Linux), iOS) can be used. It is recommended to have a minimum of 2 MB RAM. High speed/Broadband internet access is recommended. All current web browser versions are compatible (Any version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari; Internet Explorer version 9 and higher)

How long will it take to receive online access?

You will receive access shortly after you have completed the registration process. You will receive an email with your login information. If you did not receive access, check your “junk folder”, otherwise please wait until we register your information with the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Do I have to download a software or use a CD?

No, all the course material is accessed through the Heart & Stroke Portal online. We will send your login information after you have completed the registration process.

Am I able to stop a module midway through and finish it later?

Yes, you can stop and resume your training at anytime. The system will remember your progress automatically and you will be able to restart the module where you left off the next time you login.

How do I save my progress?

The system will automatically save your progress.  You can stop and resume your learning anytime.

Will I still have access to the modules after I complete my training?

Yes, you will have access to all information in the online course even after you have finished your training to help reinforce what they have learned.

Can I access the course using a different computer or tablet device?

Yes, you can access your course 24/7 from any computer or tablet device that has an internet connection.

Can I fail the course?

PLEASE NOTE: You can not fail the online portion since there is no limit to the number of times you can take each module. Each module has a test, if you do not pass the test, you will be asked to review the module again and then you can re-challenge the module test. You cannot move onto a new module until you have successfully completed the module test. However, it is possible to be unsuccessful in the classroom component.

Do I bring a proof of completion with me to the skills demo check?

Yes, please bring the on-line course certificate of completion with you to the in-class component of the blended course.

What if I have to postpone attending the skills demo check I signed up for?

Just let us know (at least 24-48 hours prior if possible) and we can re-schedule you for one of our future skills demo check sessions. If our skills demo check class size is 6 people or less, we may have to re-schedule.

Who should be contacted if there are problems with the online course?

We advise you contact the Heart & Stroke directly using the “My Help Request” in your portal with any technical issues. If you have not received the access to the Heart & Stroke eLearning Portal, please contact us by phone or send us an email.

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