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.

The PADI Difference

For over 50 years, PADI has undeniably been the Way the World Learns to Dive®, setting the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while evolving the sport of diving into a passionate lifestyle.


(and counting) PADI certified divers to date!


PADI dive centers and resorts across the globe


PADI Professional members worldwide

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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 it to family members – it’s super easy.

  1. Purchase an eLearning course.
  2. Follow the link in your confirmation email or sign into your account to go to your Dashboard.
  3. From your Dashboard go to 'Manage Your Courses' section.
  4. Select the course you'd like to gift and enter the email of the gift recipient.
  5. The recipient will receive an email to start the eLearning 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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