Can you take CPR Training Online?
The short answer is Yes, you can take cpr training courses online. The Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke Foundation offer online blended courses which combines online learning and in-classroom training to offer a comprehensive experience. The courses covers the same course curriculum and teaches the same skills as an instructor-led course, but divides the delivery of the online and inclass component.
We advise students to be careful when signing up for free cpr courses online. These courses are not suitable for workplace or school requirements as it does not provide hands-on skill component. Courses that are offered entirely online, do not include the opportunity for you to demonstrate skill proficiency to a certified instructor.
What CPR courses are offered online?
Please see list of online blended courses offered through Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you have specific questions about your workplace or school requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
You will see lot of advertising for cpr online training for $14.99, the chances of them being valid in Canada are very low. CPR Training requires tremendous amount of learning and hands-on practice. It is a life-skill and should be a considered as long term investment.
Blended Standard First Aid and CPR
Standard First Aid and CPR online blended learning course is now available through Canadian Red Cross. Blended learning is a comprehensive training method that combines online multimedia instruction with instructor-led and hands-on in-class training. The successful completion of the blended learning Standard First Aid course is a three-step process.
- Complete Standard First Aid CPR online theory component
The blended learning Standard First Aid course allows students to access audio and text instruction as well as instructional videos and quizzes. A passing mark of 80% is the requirement to proceed to each successive module.
- Attend in-person training at Brampton First Aid CPR
After completing the online course, students are required to attend the in-class portion of the course. This is delivered by an certified Red Cross instructor and the focus is on the practical application of the course content. Students will be requested to show their certification of completion before starting the in-person training
- Complete the in-class exam
Upon the successful completion of the in-class training, student write the government approved Standard First Aid test. Students must successfully pass the skills and test in order to receive their certification
For more questions related to Standard First Aid training, please visit our website.
BLS Course Online
Heart and Stroke Foundation now offers BLS Course online through their online blended learning model. Blended learning combines online learning and in-classroom training to offer a comprehensive experience. The course covers the same course curriculum and teaches the same skills as an instructor-led course. There are 3 options in completing your BLS Course online:
- BLS Blended 120*
Length: ~2 Hours (in-class)
- BLS Blended 90*
Length of time: ~1.5 hours (in-class)
- BLS Blended 60
Length of time: ~1 hour (in-class)
*Heart & Stroke recommends BLS Blended 120 or BLS Blended 90 for most learners.
To learn more information, please visit our Basic Life Support webpage.
Brampton First Aid CPR offers courses with classes across all key areas of training for anyone who wants to learn first aid. Our aim is to teach you new skills and keep you knowledgeable, confident and ready to provide relief in emergencies. If you still have questions about taking cpr training online, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In the meantime, please visit our cpr training blog or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage for any other questions related to cpr training.