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 CPR
  • Improve your first aid skills
  • Be prepared in an emergency
Learn How to
  • Respond to a variety of illness and injuries
  • Help someone who is choking
  • Handle a possible spinal injury
  • Apply bandages and splints

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Training

The Emergency First Response® Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course combines flexible online self-study and in-person training. It's your course at your pace. Practice a skill until you feel confident before moving on to the next one.

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Medical Requirements

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).

 
Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Minimum age: none

Course prerequisites: none, just a desire to help others

 
Other Costs & Equipment

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.

 
Time Commitment

Self-study: 2-4 hours

Entire course: 1-2 days

 
Available Languages

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.

 
System Requirements

PADI's online courses are designed to work on the browsers listed below. For the best experience, make sure your browser is up-to-date.

Chrome
Safari
Edge
Firefox

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).

 
After this course
Your EFR Instructor can also train you how to provide CPR and first aid for children and infants, or teach you how to use an AED. Ask for details.

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