The American Red Cross is well known for their CPR and First Aid Classes. Many people can remember their first time getting CPR trained at a young age through the Red Cross as a boy scout or girl scout. Others may have taken Red Cross CPR or First Aid training in a babysitting class or for a job.
Red Cross Classes
In 2024, the Red Cross now offers many different training classes. Some popular classes are:
- First Aid
- AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ALS/PALS (Advanced Life Support & Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
American Red Cross Group Training Classes
If you are looking for a Red Cross Class to be taught at your organization, you can find a local Red Cross expert instructor to come to you. The Red Cross Instructor comes to your location, brings all the equipment and trains your group at a time that is convenient for you. Group CPR and AED Training can be a great way to meet licensing requirements while also providing a bonding experience for your organization. Another benefit to Red Cross classes are that they all include a certification and book for each student. Whereas, other training brands may require these items to be purchased separately.
Red Cross CPR & First Aid classes typically have about 8 students per instructor. For the best classroom experience, it’s typically best to have no more than 16 students and 2 instructors in a class. If you have more than 16 people needing training, you can break them up into groups and offer several classes in a day or over the course of several days.
Find an American Red Cross Class Instructor
You can request American Red Cross group training here by filling out this form. We teach Red Cross classes in all 50 U.S. states and typically schedule classes 1-8 weeks in advance.
American Red Cross Training for Individuals
If you are an individual or just a few people needing training, you can attend a public class in your community. Vitali Medical Training offers CPR, First Aid, and BLS classes. You can view our training locations here and View upcoming American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Classes here.
While many people will travel for Red Cross CPR and First Aid Training, you can also look for more instructors in your area. Visit Class Eagle to search for instructors offering American Red Cross training near you.
How Long is American Red Cross CPR Training?
The length of a CPR class depends on course type. American Red Cross training can be offered in-person, or through blended learning. In-person and the blended learning skills sessions can be completed in a few short hours.
How long is Red Cross Training Good For?
American Red Cross Training Certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue. This means if it’s been more than two years since your last Red Cross CPR class, it’s time to schedule another one!
Contact us for American Red Cross Individual or Group Training today. We would love to help train your organization and make your community a safer place. Please visit here to get started.