Red Cross Classes
For more than a century, the Red Cross has been the go-to source for information, skills and confidence to act in an emergency.
These classes are offered to our community members through our local
American Red Cross Okinawa Chapter.
Instructor-Led: Led by best-in-class instructors, our in-person courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. Created for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person classes give you the time you need to learn the information presented, ask questions and become comfortable with the hands-on skills you'll need to pass your course. There is no pre-work that needs to be completed prior to the class date, as all materials will be covered in class.
Blended Learning: Using a combination of self-paced, interactive online coursework and in-person skill sessions, our blended learning program gives you the ability to train on your schedule, improve your decision-making skills, learn the latest science-based protocols, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor. Both portions (online coursework and in-person skills) need to be completed to be certified. Due to the hybrid nature of this format, the in-person classroom time requirement tends to be shorter.
Babysitter's Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR
Price: $70. For children ages 11-15. This course is designed to help participants develop leadership skills, build their business, help keep themselves and others safe, help children learn how to behave, and learn basic child care. In addition to the standard instructor-led Babysitter's Training course, students will also be certified in Pediatric First Aid/CPR which equips students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving children and infants. The Babysitter's Training certificate has no expiration date.
Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED
Price: $55. The 2021 Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course equips students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. It is designed for students who need a certification that satisfies OSHA workplace or other regulatory requirements. This course is available in both instructor-led and blended learning formats. Upon successful completion, a valid 2-year digital certificate is issued.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
The American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) course is designed to train healthcare professionals including nurses, physicians, EMS professionals, and other healthcare and public safety personnel and teams to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. Content in this program is consistent with:
The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2021 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations
The American Red Cross Focused Updates and Guidelines 2020
The BLS program content was updated to include policy statements, evidence reviews and guidelines from:
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care (AHA ECC)
Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC)
Obstetric Life Support™ (OBLSTM)
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American
College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM)
Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC)
Created with the latest information available, our BLS classes allow you to learn life-saving techniques and can help prepare you for a career in the medical field, or another career where caring for others is part of the job. Available in our blended learning format. Upon successful completion, a valid 2-year digital certificate is issued.
Wilderness and Remote First Aid
Price: $55. This course is designed to provide students with a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response, such as wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons. This course is 16 hours and availble in our instructor-led format only. **Course prerequisites: Hold a current certificate in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED and be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course. Upon successful completion, a valid 2-year digital certificate is issued.
Price: $125. American Red Cross instructors are an elite group of professionals who teach valuable lifesaving skills to an average of more than 4.7 million people each year in businesses, schools and communities. Instructors may be certified to teach a variety of Red Cross courses.
To pay, register, and see other available online courses, please go to the American Red Cross Training Services website. These are COMPLETELY computer-based trainings and courses are not able to be combined with our local community classes above. Please contact us with any questions if you are unsure a course will meet your needs.
Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers
FREE, HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. This course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers about the concepts of the circle of drowning prevention, water competency and the chain of drowning survival. It also provides guidance for applying water safety to common environments and situations where children are most at risk for drowning. Register here.
Becoming an Ambassador for Water Safety Online
FREE, HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. This course covers fundamentals of water safety, provides an orientation to Red Cross materials to teach water safety in a dryland, classroom-based setting and offers ideas on how to implement water safety education in your community. This online course is intended for teachers as well as adult and youth leaders in the community who are committed to sharing Red Cross resources to impact drowning rates, especially in places that are most at risk for drowning. Register here.
Orientation to Swim Lessons for Parents and Caregivers Online
FREE, HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. The Orientation to Swim Lessons for Parents and Caregivers course familiarizes course takers to the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program, including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics and Learn-to-Swim levels. This online course provides basic water safety information and offers guidance for how to get the most out of Red Cross swim lessons. It also helps inform course takers about actions patrons and facility management and staff may take to maintain a safe and healthy environment for swim lessons during COVID-19. Register here.
Price: $45. For children ages 11-15. This online course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors. Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate. Register here.
Advanced Child Care Training
Price: $45. This course teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to responsibly care for children and infants in and outside of the home. This includes training in leadership, child behavior and discipline, professionalism, safety, basic childcare (bottle feeding, holding, etc.). Learners will be engaged in virtual environments in which world-class animated characters respond specifically to choices made. Throughout, learning is supported through additional activities and informative videos. Please Note: This program is not intended as certification for state licensed child-care providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification. Register here.
Cat & Dog Pet First Aid
Price: $25. You love your pets, and want to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet is the best way to do that. In this course, you will learn the basics of providing first aid care for your cat or dog, and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations. This 35 minute online course covers understanding your pet's vital signs, breathing and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs. Register here.
These classes are offered virtually through the American Red Cross Training Services Website