About the Course

Gain the skills and confidence to save the life of someone you care about.

After completing the Emergency First Response CPR & AED course, you’ll know how to aid someone who may be experiencing cardiac arrest with an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator), or by providing traditional or hands-only CPR.

Take This Course If You Want to
  • Practice using an AED
  • Meet a workplace training requirement
  • Be prepared in an emergency
Learn How to
  • Confidently perform CPR
  • Help someone who is not breathing normally
  • Increase a patient’s chance of survival

Emergency First Response® CPR & AED Training

The hybrid online CPR and AED course allows you to learn lifesaving skills on a timeline that works for you. Start with online self-study then schedule in-person training with an instructor. It's your course at your pace.

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Gifting and Sharing Courses

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.

  1. Once you purchase your eLearning course, you can log-in to your PADI account to access the course.
  2. From your Dashboard go to Student Details and Manage Your Courses.
  3. You can then decide to Start the eLearning yourself or ‘Share the course’.
  4. 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.
  5. The recipient will receive an email to create or log-in to their PADI Account to start the course.
Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Course prerequisites: none, just a desire to help others

Minimum age: none 

Other Costs & Equipment

Contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort for more information and pricing.

Time Commitment

Self-study: 2-4 hours

Entire course: 6-8 hours

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 1.10 GB. 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 first aid for both life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergencies and how to handle common childhood illnesses and injuries. Ask for details.

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