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  • Advance registration and payment are required
  • Registration is on a first-come, first served basis.
  • If you require accommodations due to disability, or if you prefer Spanish materials contact us prior to registering at (302) 656- 6620 / (800) 777- 6620, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
4 Easy Ways To Register

Register online: Pick a course, pick a location, and pay with a credit card all online.

Mail: Send your registration form (from the back of your course booklet) with a check, money  order, or credit card information to: American Red Cross, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 501, Wilmington, DE 19801. Please supply the name and expiration date on your credit card.

Phone: Call (302) 656-6620 / (800) 777- 6620 , Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to register with a credit card.

In Person: Registration and payment can be brought to the reception desk at the Northern Delmarva Office (Wilmington), or Southern Delmarva Office (Seaford), 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Why do you need to take CPR or First Aid?

I've been CPR Certified in the past, should I take a Review or Challenge Class? 

I took my last CPR Class with the American Heart Association (AHA), which American Red Cross (ARC) class do I need to take? 

I think I would make a good American Red Cross Instructor...

I am a Day Care Provider 

Are you currently certified in First Aid? 

  • Delaware State regulation require First Aid Training as well as CPR. ARC First Aid is good for 3 years.  

  • If you are not currently certified in First Aid, choose a class containing First Aid. 

How old is the oldest child you will be watching?  

  • 11 years or under you need infant/child CPR or I/C CPR & First Aid

  • 12 years or older you need Community CPR (Adult/Child/Infant CPR), Adult/Child and Infant CPR & First Aid or Adult and Child CPR & First Aid (if you don't have any children under 1 year old).

I am a Student studying to become a Registered Nurse

  • You need CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (CPR/AED/PR).

I am a Medical Professional (RN, LPN, CNA, EMT, Therapist, etc.) 

  • In your last class, did you use the Bag Valve Mask (also called ambu bag) 

  • If YES, you need CPR/AED/PR 

  • If NO, how old is your youngest patient? 

    • 11 years or under you need infant/child CPR or I/C CPR & First Aid

    • 12 years or older you need Community CPR or CFAS 

My job requires me to have CPR or First Aid training 

If CPR training is a requirement of your job, your supervisor should be able to assist you in choosing the course that is right for you. If not, here are some guidelines (Please check with state regulations if you have any question as to which course you are required to take) 

If your job puts you in direct contact with mostly:

  • Adults (anyone 12 years old or older), you need Adult CPR or CPR Plus  

  • Children (anyone 11 years old or younger), you need Infant & Child CPR or Infant & Child CPR with First Aid 

  • All age groups, you need Community CPR (Adult/Child/Infant CPR), Adult/Child and Infant CPR & First Aid or Adult and Child CPR & First Aid (if you don't have any children under 1 year old).

I want to know how to care for family or friends in case of an emergency 

You have several options, depending on the ages of your family and friends. Which is you?

"Most of my family and friends are 12 years old or older." 

  • Adult CPR or CPR Plus should meet your needs well. In this class, you will learn how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for anyone who is 9 or older. If you wish to have first aid training as well, sign up for CPR Plus

"My family and friends are all ages."

  • We would recommend either Community CPR (Adult/Child/Infant CPR), Adult/Child and Infant CPR & First Aid or Adult and Child CPR & First Aid (if you don't have any children under 1 year old).

I have a child or infant with special medical needs 

How old is your child? 

  • 11 years or under, you need Infant & Child CPR or Infant & Child CPR with First Aid 

  • 12 years or older, you need Adult CPR or CPR plus 

  • You may also want to take Community CPR (Adult/Child/Infant CPR), Adult/Child and Infant CPR & First Aid or Adult and Child CPR & First Aid (if you don't have any children under 1 year old). which include care for all ages.

I've been CPR Certified in the past, should I take a Review or challenge Class?


  • Challenges are designed for individuals who are certain they can complete the written test and perform the skills with no instruction. All the instructor will do is check your skills and administer the written test. If you are currently certified, please bring proof of your certification. 

  • Anyone may take a challenge course. 

  • If you are currently certified, you may challenge as many times as you wish before your certification expires. 

  • Please keep in mind that we will not refund for courses that you fail. Please bring proof of your certification to your class. 

  • If you are not currently certified, you may only challenge one time. If you fail the challenge, you must sign up for a full course. 


  • Review Courses are shortened courses designed for individuals who need to re-certify . You may take a review course up to12 months after your certification has expired. Please bring your certification card to class for verification.

I've taken American Heart Association Courses in the past, how do I know which American Red Cross course is equivalent? 

See chart below:

American Red Cross

American Heart Association

Adult CPR

Heartsaver CPR-Adult

Infant & Child CPR

Heartsaver CPR-Infant/Child

Community CPR

Heartsaver CPR


Heartsaver AED

CPR Plus


Community First Aid & Safety


CPR/AED for the Prof. Rescuer

BLS for Healthcare Providers


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


CPR for Family & Friends


CPR in Schools (High School Students)

Can I still take an ARC challenge or review course? 

  • Because our certifications are for different lengths of time, the ARC will only recognize an AHA certificate for the first year for review and challenge classes. 

  • If your certification is older then 1 year, you will need to take a full class or a challenge.

I think I would make a good American Red Cross Instructor...

Do I need to be currently certified in my basic level skills to become an instructor? 

  • You do not need to be currently certified in your basic level skills to become an instructor, however the first day of your instructor class, you will take a pre-course test on all skills required for your specialty as well as the written test. Basic Level skills are not taught during an Instructor Course. 

  • You must pass this without instruction. If you do not pass the pre-course the first time, you may not proceed with the instructor course. Refunds will not be issued if you fail the pre course exams!


Are there any prerequisites for becoming and instructor with the American Red Cross? 

  • Along with the pre-course exam, other pre-requisites for Instructor Level Courses include:

  • You must be at least 17 years old for most courses

  • You must take Fundamentals of Instructor Training 

  • FIT is required for all ARC instructors. Professional educators may be eligible to take this course as a self-study. 

  • You have 1 year from the date of your FIT course to take your instructor specialty course. If you do not take the instructor specialty course within that year, you must take FIT again.

What skills will I be tested on during my instructor course? 

FA/CPR/AED Program Instructor 

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor skills, including Adult, Infant, and Child CPR, rescue breathing, and choking skills 

  • First Aid 

  • AED

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor

  • One and 2 person Adult CPR 

  • Infant/Child CPR 

  • Rescue Breathing for Adult, infant, and child (both with and without bag valve mask)

  • Adult AED 

  • Oxygen administration for the professional rescuer

  •  Preventing disease transmission 

Lifeguard Training Instructor 

  • 300 yards continuous swim using strokes as listed

  • 200 yards of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and stabilizing, propellant, kick

  •  100 yards breast stroke

  • 200 yards of either front with rhythmic breathing or breaststroke or a combination of these strokes

  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb. object and return, climb out of the pool without using a ladder or steps in 1 minute and 40 seconds. Object must be held with both hands and face must stay out of the water

  • Stride and compact jump 

  • Approach-front crawl & Breast Stroke 

  • Extension assist from deck 

  • Swimming extension rescue 

  • Active drowning victim rear rescue 

  • Multiple-victim rescue

  •  Passive drowning rear rescue

  • Feet first surface dive 

  • Submerged victim rescue 

  • Front and rear hold escape 

  • Removal from water 

  • Use of backboards- in water and on land 

  • Head splint techniques 

  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer skills 

Water Safety Instructor 

  • 50 yards of each:

  • Freestyle,

  • Backstroke

  • Sidestroke,

  • Breaststroke 

  • Elementary back stroke

  • 10 yards of Butterfly stroke 

  • Do a long shallow dive. 

Babysitters Training Instructor 

  • Skills To Be Announced

Can I get any reimbursement for my instructor class? 

If you are interested in volunteering to teach ARC Community Courses, you may be eligible to a reimbursement of the cost of your training.

  • You must speak with a Health Services Administrator prior to your instructor class to be eligible for reimbursement. Reimbursement is for cost of training only, not course materials. 

  • Please contact  Laura West ( ) to discuss details.

Refunds / Transfer Charges--*IMPORTANT--Please read this section carefully

We will issue you a full refund if:

  • American Red Cross cancels the course
  • You cancel your registration at least 5 business days before the class date
  • Please allow 2 to 3 weeks to process refunds
  • Refunds must be processed in the way the payment was made. Cash payments will be refunded by check.
Refunds cannot be given if:
  • You do not attend the class
  • You fail the course
A $10 processing fee will be charged if:
  • You cancel registration less than 5 business days before the class date
  • You decide to transfer to another course
  • Your check is refused by the bank
  • You need to replace lost certificates

If you have an illness or an emergency, please notify the chapter as soon as possible by calling (302) 656- 6620 or 800- 777- 6620. Please leave a message if calling after business hours.

What To Expect In Class
Please dress comfortably. Slacks are recommended for women. Course certificates will not be given to anyone arriving late or leaving early. For multi-part courses, attendance at all sessions is necessary to receive a certificate. Participants must achieve a score of at least 80% on written tests and successfully demonstrate all skills, or you may opt to audit the course for the same fee.
While we try to accommodate all students, the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula reserves the right to cancel any class with less than four (4) students enrolled. You will be notified in advance by phone of a cancelled class. At that time, you may reschedule to an upcoming class.
Thank you.
Inclement Weather
To find out if your course has been canceled due to bad weather, please call (302) 656- 6620 / (800) 777- 6620 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you call after business hours, you will hear a recorded message indicating whether your course has been canceled.


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