First Aid course provides first responders with training in basic first-aid procedures -- including the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA -- in a format that can be delivered in a single day. It also offers an elective module in environmental emergencies.

The First Aid course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including:

  • Security and airline personnel
  • Camp counselors
  • Police and firefighters
  • Teachers and day-care workers
  • Aerobics teachers/physical-fitness trainers
  • Other individuals who want or need first-aid training

The instructor-led course is approximately 3.5 hours, with skills testing by an American Heart Association instructor during the course. The self-directed online course is approximately 1 to 2 hours for the cognitive portion (Part 1), variable for the skills practice session (Part 2), and 30 minutes for skills testing (Part 3). (Note: Parts 2 and 3 must be completed with a certified American Heart Association instructor.)