About the Course
Emergency First Response® primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive.
Learn how to perform CPR, provide first aid that eases pain, assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
Take This Course If You Want to
Learn How to
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Training
- eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours
With Your Instructor
- Prerequisites: Desire to help others
- Total time commitment: 4-8 hours
- Minimum age: None
Want to share the experience or give the gift of endless adventure? You can now purchase PADI eLearning® and share it with a recipient of your choice! Whether you are purchasing the course as a gift or need to assign the it to family members – it’s super easy.
- Once you purchase your eLearning course, you can log-in to your PADI account to access the course.
- From your Dashboard go to Student Details and Manage Your Courses.
- You can then decide to Start the eLearning yourself or ‘Share the course’.
- To share the course, simply click on ‘Share the Course’ and enter the email address of the recipient you wish to share the course with.
- The recipient will receive an email to create or log-in to their PADI Account to start the course.
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Minimum age: none
Course prerequisites: none, just a desire to help others
This course requires both independent self-study and in-person training. When you purchase online training from our website, the cost covers the self-study portion only.
There is an additional cost to complete your practical training with an EFR Instructor. The cost depends on class size, location and other factors. Contact a PADI Dive Center or Resort for more information and pricing.
For sanitary reasons, all students need their own set of personal barriers including, but not limited to, gloves, bandages for practical simulations, and a ventilation barrier. Contact your instructor for more information.
English, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, German, Finnish, French, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.
For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.
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If you plan to be somewhere without internet access, use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in small sections with a total file size of approximately 981 MB. When you get back online, upload your progress so you can resume your training right where you left off.
The PADI Training app is available for Android™ and Apple® iOS devices. For the ideal experience, devices should be no more than three models old and running with the most current OS (operating system).