Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

In an effort to develop a more prepared USA community, the Department of Campus Recreation offers the American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Our certification is open to USA students, employees, and the community. 

Please note this course is for the layperson, not professional rescuer. **The College of Nursing no longer accepts American Red Cross CPRO certification to meet the requirements for nursing students; they must have American Heart Association.

This course has two parts, an online portion followed by a hands on classroom skill assessment. The classroom skill assessment will only require two hours to complete. It is recommended that each department have at least one, if not multiple, staff members certified in First Aid/CPR/AED. Below are the instructions on how to sign up for a course.

▼   STEP 1
Select from the following dates for your classroom skill assessment. Remember, the online portion of the course must be completed prior to attending the classroom skill assessment.

Session Date Time Location
4 Monday, June 5 3:00-5:00 PM SRC Classroom
5 Monday, June 12 5:30-7:30 PM SRC Classroom
6 Friday, June 23 11:00 AM-1:00 PM SRC Classroom
7 Monday, July 10 3:00-5:00 PM SRC Classroom
8 Monday, July 17 5:30-7:30 PM SRC Classroom
9 Friday, July 28 11:00 AM-1:00 PM SRC Classroom
10 Monday, August 7 3:00-5:00 PM SRC Classroom
Once you have decided which classroom skill assessment to attend, email with your name, department, chosen date, and a contact number to secure your spot. Each session is limited to twelve people and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an email confirmation verifying your chosen time slot is available.
▼   STEP 2

Register for and complete the online portion of this course. If you are a USA student or employee, please use your South Alabama email address to create an account with the Red Cross.

If you are having trouble accessing the online portion, copy and paste this link directly into your browser:

You may also need to try a different web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc).

IMPORTANT! You must complete the online portion of this course prior to attending the classroom skills assessment. You must provide proof of completion to your instructor. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Print out your online course completion record from the course and show it to your instructor – it will read “Proceed to Skill Session”.
  • Show the email confirmation you received upon completing the online to your instructor (i.e. show on mobile phone or other device or via printed copy)
  • Login to your account and show the instructor the completion status that appeared above the “Launch Course” button after you completed the online portion
▼   STEP 3
Attend the classroom skills assessment on your selected day and time in the Student Recreation Center classroom. Please make sure you wear comfortable clothing because you will be practicing the skills you have learned in the online portion of this certification.

▼   STEP 4
Pay the necessary course fee. The course is free to USA faculty/staff and $30 for students, SRC members who are not faculty/staff, and non-USA. Please click here to pay online.
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