CPR/AED Level A or C Blended

Availability: Continuous

Length: 5 Hours

Department: Red Cross
Campus: Brampton, Guelph, Milton, Mississauga, Vaughan
Semester: Continuous
Duration: 5 Hours


Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. Certification courses meet legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

3-year certification in CPR Level A or C (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)




Successfully demonstrate skills and critical steps

Min. 75% mark for written knowledge evaluation

Attend and participate in 100% of the course


CPR A: 4 hours in-class OR Blended Class (2 hours in-class + 3 hours online learning)

CPR C: 5 hours in-class OR 3 hours in-class + 3 hours online learning


Recertification of level A is not available. Recertification for level C is 3.5 hours teaching time in-class OR 2 hours online learning + 2.5 hours in-class for Blended CPR. *Note: Online learning time may vary depending on the learner.

Course Content

Level A

  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Recovery position
  • Choking – adult
  • Assisting with medications
  • Angina and heart attack
  • Stroke
  • CPR and AED– adult
  • Deadly bleeding

Level C

  • Level A content
  • Choking – child and baby
  • CPR and AED – child and baby

Participant Materials
  • CPR (print and/or eBook)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)

CPR – Online access (Blended only)
CPR certificate (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)

  • Attendance and participation are essential for the full session.
  • Physical effort is required for the CPR course. Individuals who have pre-existing medical issues, such as pregnancy, bone, muscle, joint, or respiratory disorders, should see a doctor before attending. We accept no risk or liability for any accidents or illnesses that may occur as a consequence of course participation. Please see your doctor and remain safe.
  • Along with a written multiple-choice test, participants are assessed on their proficiency in first aid and CPR during the course.
  • There are no refunds for failed efforts.

You will get an email from Red Cross inviting you to obtain your permanent and official certification card three to four business days following your training. You may retrieve your certification through My Red Cross and print or reprint it in wall or pocket card size. In case you have any trouble locating your certification, kindly get in touch with us.

This certification is mandatory for certain organizations and professions. CPR certification is an asset when applying for positions in the healthcare and food industries.