FREE ONLINE FIRST AID & CPR COURSES Choose a course below

All of our online first aid, CPR & AED courses are free and open to anyone who has registered an account with us. Each course contains first aid quizzes and videos to build upon your first aid knowledge.

Once you’ve completed each course you will receive a free first aid & CPR certificate which you can download and print. 

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Basic online first aid courseBasic Online First Aid Course

Our basic online first aid course provides an introduction to basic first aid skills and covers key lifesaving techniques. Topics covered by our basic online first aid course include:

  • Incident management
  • Infection control procedures
  • The recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Major bleeding & shock
Start course: Basic first aid

Advanced online first aid courseAdvanced Online First Aid Course

Our advanced online first aid course builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in our basic training course. Topics covered by our advanced online first aid course include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Clinical observations: pulse, respiratory rate and level of consciousness
  • Record keeping and documentation for first aiders
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Medical conditions
Start course: Advanced first aid

Pediatric online first aid course

Pediatric Online First Aid CourseAfter many requests from visitors we have now developed an online pediatric first aid course. Topics covered by our pediatric online first aid course include:

  • The recovery position for children and babies
  • Baby CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Common medical conditions affecting children
Start course: Pediatric first aid



Online Automated External Defibrillator (AED) courseAEDCourse

Our free online course covers the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

AEDs are lifesaving devices used to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest. We felt this course was needed to help raise awareness of AEDs which can be used by anyone.

Our free online AED course covers:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • The chain of survival
  • How defibrillation works
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Start course: Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Online CPR CourseOnline CPR Course

Our free online CPR course will teach you how to perform CPR on an adult, child or infant. Our free course also explains the science behind resuscitation and includes an interactive quiz and videos.

Our free online CPR course covers:

  • What is CPR and how does it work?
  • How to perform adult CPR
  • How to perform child CPR
  • How to perform infant CPR
Start course: CPR

NEW: Online Anaphylaxis AwarenessOnline Anaphylaxis Training Course

Just launched! Our Online Anaphylaxis Awareness training course covers the recognition and management of Anaphylaxis, a severe whole body allergic reaction.

Our Anaphylaxis Awareness training course covers:

  • What is Anaphylaxis?
  • Living with Anaphylaxis
  • Insect stings
  • Recognition of Anaphylaxis
  • Management of Anaphylaxis using autoinjectors
Start course: Anaphylaxis Awareness

39 Responses

  1. DeAnna Wood says:

    How do i get my certification after I have completed my first aid?

    • John Furst says:

      Hello,

      In order to download your certificate you need to make sure you have marked all the units as ‘completed’. They should all appear with a green tick next to them on the course homepage.

      You can find out more on our help pages: http://www.firstaidforfree.com/help-faq/

      Once you’ve marked all the units as completed you will be emailed a link to download your certificate. Please note this email may take a couple of minutes to arrive. If you do not receive an email then please check your ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ box.

      Yours sincerely,
      John & the firstaidforfree.com team

  2. valross75 says:

    brillant learnt loads thankyou

  3. CheshireCat says:

    thankyou very helpful! good refresher!

  4. Ianj says:

    The beginning first aid course is great. We homeschool and are using these courses for health. We just finished the beginner course, and will start the advanced course this week. Such a wonderful resource and for free. Wonderful. Thank you.

  5. KAMPI says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful course. It has added value to me and hope to be helpful to my community.

  6. Melissa Mancini says:

    These certificates dont show the percentage you get when the course is completed??

    • John Furst says:

      Hi Melissa,

      I’m afraid that is correct at the moment. This is something we may look at in the future 🙂

      Thank you for your feedback,
      Kind regards,
      John

  7. saramc says:

    Thanks……….great courses for my refresher!

  8. Gagandeep Singh Hara says:

    You are awesome man….!!! Appreciated budy…I really learned a lot through these courses..!!

  9. Melinda Alley says:

    how do I start over since the answers I marked ended up marking the nothing that I selected so I want to start over with the whole quiz can you please let me know trying to get get certified thank you!!

    • John Furst says:

      Hi there,

      Take a look at our help pages 🙂 They provide lots of information and troubleshooting help. If you are still experiencing problems then please use our contact form to get in touch with a member of our support team.

      Kind regards,
      John

  10. dkirkham says:

    This course is very good for those that need the basics. Very good information and easily read.
    Thank you.

  11. Oleg Kalinka says:

    Thanks I liked courses very much. I studied them all and recomended them to some of my friends!!!! Thank You.

  12. maxamy says:

    I need to change my username so that my proper name prints on the certificate. How can I change this.
    Thank You

    • John Furst says:

      Hi there,

      If you update your name in your site profile, it will then update on the certificate if you download it again

      Hope this helps,
      Thanks
      John

  13. Maryeze says:

    Thank you very much

  14. Mackenzie Scott says:

    This is an amazing refresher course and i am only eleven years old and I am an advanced first aider.
    I did all the courses and got all the certificates
    Great as a refresher course.

  15. Kirby252 says:

    Awesome page!!!! Super little refresher courses!

  16. Ogbuji Elvis says:

    Nice job on the first aid courses .. Really learnt a lot as a fresher

  17. Fgonzalez94 says:

    Hi there Mr. First. I already downloaded my CPR certificate but the school I work for says it needs an expiration date in order for it to be valid, at least for them. At first they said any website is fine, including this free one, but now they are saying they need an expiration date to validate it. Is there any way you can help me? I know most of them expire in two years but they insist that the date be printed on there. I thank you in advance.
    -Francisco

    • John Furst says:

      Hi there,

      As there is no skills assessment our certificate does not have an expiry date. We would suggest reviewing the material every year.

      Thanks,
      John & the team

  18. Fgonzalez94 says:

    *Furst. My phone autocorrected this thinking it was wrong.

  19. CcEast says:

    As a veteran of the armed forces, we learn a lot of first aid techniques that focus more on hemorrhaging, fractures, so forth.

    An acronym that stuck with me is “Really Bad Boys Should Find Better Habits”
    R: Responsiveness – B: Breathing – B: Bleeding – S: Shock – F: Fracture – H: Head Injury

    Anyway, im working in a security company now and wanted some kind of certification in regards to the civilian approach of First Aid (Military equivalent is called CLS [Combat Life Savior]).Going through the program (Basic and Advanced First Aid at the moment) I found myself where I learned quite a bit. Could definitely use what I learned here and continue on what I learned from the past in my CLS training.

    Medical, First Aid, Responders, and etc. has always been one of my top listed things that everyone should know. My presedence of situational assesment is “Life, Limb, and Property” in that order. Anyway, that doesn’t really matter and I’m ranting.

    What i mean to say, in short. I wanted a generic certificate for the resume, but turns out i’ve learned a lot more than anticipated due to the level of “People Care” implemented into the program.

    Thank you for setting this all up for the rest of us.

  20. Klhk93 says:

    Brilliant refresher and more thank you so helpful x

  21. fitness@chpersonaltraining.com says:

    A good detailed refresher for me. One comment I would like to make is that the certificate to look more official with your signature and a mark of official creditation which I think it is worthy of. I have done various first aid at work courses since 2000 and this was well detailed and covered everything you need to know to be able to respond in an emergency.

  22. Najirh885 says:

    i didn’t receive any link to download my certificate,i have checked spam and trash folder.i have competed all the module and units and green ticks appeared next to each unit.please help.
    thank you,
    Najir Hussain

    • John Furst says:

      Hello,

      In order to download your certificate you need to make sure you have marked all the units as ‘completed’. They should all appear with a green tick next to them on the course homepage.

      You can find out more on our help pages: http://www.firstaidforfree.com/help-faq/

      Once you’ve marked all the units as completed you will be emailed a link to download your certificate. Please note this email may take a couple of minutes to arrive. If you do not receive an email then please check your ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ box.

      If you continue to have problems please reply and we will do our best to help

      Yours sincerely,
      John & the firstaidforfree.com team

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