Online Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course

Welcome to our free online Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course!

Anyone can take this AEDCoursecourse to learn more about the use of an AED and the role of defibrillation in cardiac arrest management.

We strongly recommend you have completed our basic online first aid course before starting this course

Simply work your way through the online AED course modules below. You will need to create a profile (register) and login if you haven’t already done so.

Online AED course

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Here are the modules for our online Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course. This course provides an overview of defibrillation and the usage of an AED. Please remember to mark all the modules as completed, you will receive a certificate upon completion of this course.

By accessing this course you agree to the terms of our medical disclaimer. This is not a replacement for a practical first aid course

Attention: You must be logged in to access the course material. If you don’t have an account then please register

Module 1 Introduction to defibrillation
A basic introduction to defibrillation and its role in cardiac arrest
Unit 1 Introduction to this course  
Unit 2 Cardiac arrest  
Unit 3 What is defibrillation?  
Unit 4 The chain of survival  
Unit 5 Quiz: introduction to defibrillation  
Module 2 How to use an Automated External Defibrillator
How to use an Automated External Defibrillator
Unit 1 Overview of an AED  
Unit 2 Safety considerations  
Unit 3 Using an AED  
Unit 4 Post resuscitation care  
Unit 5 Quiz: how to use an AED  
Module 3 Real life examples
Real life examples
Unit 1 Example 1  
Unit 2 Example 2  

Please remember to mark all the modules as completed otherwise you will not be able to download your advanced first aid certificate. Modules marked as completed will have a green tick next to them above. If you experience any problems please visit our help pages.

41 Responses

  1. SaulaTalemaitoga says:

    This is very interesting

  2. Floyd75 says:

    I have completed the AED cource but unable to down load certificate,need help, or must I complete all ie(CPR<BLS etc.? Floyd

    • John Furst says:


      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:

      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 team

  3. Balton nil jela mokoena says:

    This was interesting but now I downloaded my certificate but it can’t open I use android smartphone

    • John Furst says:

      Hi there,

      Our certificate comes in PDF format so should open on most modern smartphones. I suggest you try opening your certificate using a computer. If you continue to experience problems then please get in touch!



    Am really enjoying myself here. As an health carer. But pls introduce pharmacology courses

  5. Inverurie34 says:

    very well laid out questions good the videos are really informative just done this as a refresher.

  6. Karthiknk17 says:

    good course.understanding very well with the help of videos.Thank u..

    • John Furst says:

      No problem! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed our free AED training course. We find videos are a great way to demonstrate real life examples of AEDs saving lives

  7. Vic5kens says:

    Unable to download my certificate I have tried everything!!!!!!!!

    • 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,

  8. Kim Apted says:

    hi john, i have all my other certificates cant find or work out how to download AOD- defibulitor. i have passed but cannot find my certificate anywhere, can u please organise another for me and email to my email :[email protected] I look forward to hearing from you soon kim apted.

  9. gentledove says:

    Thank you for providing this great opportunity to learn. Thanks a bunch, John

  10. Dayalan Dylan Raman says:

    This is great,
    So much to know, interesting and useful.
    Much appreciated John.

  11. JEFFREY P. TUBO says:

    Thank you online courses CPR…im so glad many certificate
    Im fenish studying online program first AID FREE.


    John Furst

  12. Illuscious1 says:

    Hi I’m trying to find my certificate number but it’s not in thevery downloaded certificate of completion.

  13. Marie says:

    IS there no certificate for the ADE class? All my units are checked and complete but no box comes up to print the certificate. I also checked the help section and it doesn’t help with this particular question.

    • John Furst says:

      Hi Marie,

      Your certificate should have been emailed to your email address. Has this arrived yet? Try checking your spam/junk folders as sometimes our emails end up there


  14. aljares says:

    Remember that thera are two situation where dont DEA work asistolia and AEP be ware

  15. ma.Genelyn Villarosa Javieno says:

    thanks a lot sir john ive got 4 succesfully certificate in ur free online cors aider..more power and God bless

  16. HEG1517 says:

    I did both the basic and advanced First Aid courses, and really enjoyed them. I recently got a leg injury while hiking, and if it weren’t for a first aid kit, I don’t know what I would have done. Thanks a lot!

  17. Marjven23 says:

    This is Cool. I finished my first attempt in “FIRST AID” first aid and CPR training with certificates.
    And I claim my FIRST CERTIFICATE. I Also Pursue my Study here in Online Training This will Help Me / US. To know more about the SAFETY FIRST . So what are you waiting for? \m/
    I Study in Online internet even though you are Self Studying well it’s Fine (^_^) Thankie.

  18. Steffie1987 says:

    Hi John,

    I am a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Sports Massage Therapist. I need to have my first Aid Certificate to be able to work professionally.

    I am moving to Boston (MA) and wanted to know if the online certificateI have completed would be valid in the US?

    Thanks in advance,


  19. Muhammad Ibrahim says:

    Dr. John Furst
    I’m very grateful and thanking you for this great opportunity.

    • John Furst says:

      Hi there, no problem we’re glad you’ve found our AED training useful. Everyone should have the skills and confidence to use an emergency defibrillator!

  20. kingsavage says:

    this was really cool learned a lot of stuff i didnt know

  21. Danieladeniji says:

    All thanks to Dr John Furst and the entire First Aid for Free team, I have completed three courses already, this will be the fourth…. thanks a million times

  22. Natholdcroft says:

    Loving all the courses! Do they carry cpd points??

  23. Ali Akbar says:

    This a very informative and useful link for learning First aid at home without attending regular classes. I completed all these courses and really enjoyed and learnt a lot. Being HSE Professional, I will recommend everybody to go through these courses at free times as these courses will further boost your knowledge and can help save someones life.

    Best Wishes !


  24. Kieran_Tremble says:

    How do I renew this course to update my certificate

  25. sarah8oo says:

    this brought the light into the life of the savior thank you dear man THANK YOU

  26. Mizzvee93 says:

    I needed to review for my exam and this really helped ….the information is straightforward and when compare to me AHA student guide book the information is the same

  27. Tupilaq says:

    These courses are so useful. Thank you! Really clear information. Everyone should learn this. I’ll share the link to my family and friends and spread the word.

  28. jmoriditomar says:

    I found some. VERY interesting and subtle changes in this course. While your disclaimer points out these courses are no substitute for practical programs, I found the material invaluable nonetheless. Thanks so much!

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