Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Provisional Online Course


American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Provisional requires the completion of an ONLINE course and a hands on skills session within 1 YEAR. Please expect approximately 2.5 hours to complete the online course at your pace. Upon successful participants will receive a 1 YEAR provisional certification.

You must complete the required hands on skills session prior to the 1 YEAR expiration date to receive your fully activated certification (separate fee may apply). Upon completion of the provisional hands on skill session, successful participants will receive a 2 year certification.

About: The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.



■ Describe how to recognize an emergency and size up the scene.
■ Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
■ Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, including consent and the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
■ Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
■ Demonstrate how to check a person who is responsive for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.
■ Explain how to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms.
■ Describe the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
■ Demonstrate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest.
■ Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking.