Programs & Courses


Our CPR & AED courses offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training that will help you recognize cardiac arrest, quickly get emergency personnel on the scene and provide help until the emergency medical service (EMS) arrive. Skills covered in this course include relief of choking in adults, children, and infants; and how to recognize and respond to sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

Instructors use presentations and skills demonstrations to teach critical skills and provide hands-on practice sessions. Participants receive coaching and feedback to facilitate their learning experience in a fun, engaging and dynamic environment.

The CPR & AED courses were developed in accordance with the recommendations from the International First Aid and Resuscitation Guidelines. This course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards (WSIB) and includes the latest CPR guidelines. For those caring for elderly, children and infants, such as family members, babysitters, and other personnel providing in-home care, who want basic CPR and AED training.

Method of Delivery:

Option 1:


  • Blended classes consist of an online component and in-classroom component.
  • The online component allows participants to review difficult topics in 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 Red Cross Instructor in the classroom.

Option 2:


  • In-classroom courses means participants are with a Red Cross Instructor for their entire learning experience.
  • Instructors teach CPR and AED training using presentations and skills demonstration.
  • Instructor’s observe the participants, providing guidance and feedback to facilitate their learning experience in a fun and friendly environment.

Course Contents

Additional Information

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate how to help a conscious and an unconscious victim with an obstructed airway
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Describe and demonstrate how to control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize the sign and symptoms of shock
  • Describe how to minimize the risk of shock
  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Demonstrate high-quality CPR for an adult, child and infant
  • Describe how to perform two-rescuer CPR
  • Demonstrate how to give rescue breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult, child and infant

Course Materials

  • CPR (print and/or eBook)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
  • CPR – Online (Blended only)

Course Format/Time

  • Blended CPR with AED Course takes approximately 6 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing; 2 hours for online portion and 4 hours for in-class component
  • In-classroom CPR with AED Course takes approximately 5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing
  • Recertification for CPR is 3.5 hours teaching time in-class OR 2 hours online learning + 2.5 hours in-class for Blended CPR.

*Online learning time will vary depending on the learner.

Course Completion Card or Certificate

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a CPR with AED certificate (digital certificate) and CPR with AED course completion card that is valid for 3 years.

Available Levels

  • CPR/AED level C
  • Re-certification CPR/AED level C