First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications

About the Class

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Course incorporates the latest science, teaching students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies. The blended course features award-winning simulation learning – an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting – which will prepare you for the instructor-led classroom skill session.

You will learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).

Things to Know…
  • This course is offered in the blended learning format. You must complete an on-line training prior to attending the class. You will not be able to participate in the course if you do not complete the required training. 
  • No refunds or class schedules will be given due to failure to complete the pre-course work, for any reason.
  • Course registration closes 8 days before the course in order to ensure adequate time to complete the on-line training. 
  • You must have a valid email address on file in order to receive the on-line pre-course work and your certification. Before registering, please verify the email address on your account is the email address that you would like the on-line training to be sent to. 
  • Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
  • This course does not include Basic Life Support (BLS) Training.
  • The link to the online portion of the class will be sent via email after course registration has closed.


VCU Students: $60
Rec Sports Members: $70

Classes are held at Cary Street Gym in the Wet Classroom (lower lever by the Aquatic Center).

Fall 2020 ARC FA/CPR/AED Class Schedule

Register for all Fall 2020 Classes on MyRecSports

Class Date            Day       Time             Register by        
9/5Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.8/28
9/9Wednesday     5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9/1
9/12Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 9/4
9/16Wednesday5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.9/8
9/23Wednesday5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9/15
10/3Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 9/25
10/7Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9/29
10/24Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 10/16
10/28Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 10/20
11/7 Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 10/30
11/11 Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 11/3 
11/14Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.11/6

Do you need a Lifeguard certification or to recertify your Lifeguard Training? Visit our Aquatics Certification page

For more information, contact Jenna Dillon at (804) 827-9999 or dillonj3@vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Division of Student Affairs
101 S. Linden St.
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 827-1100

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Page last updated 08/14/2018

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