first aid training for the general public

Scroll down to find the class that best fits your needs:

Please note: There are currently two variations of how to receive this training: 1) in-person; 2) “blended-learning” (mostly, but not entirely, online).


For in-person classes, watched with a group, you will need to provide:

  • a reliable, high-speed WiFi connection.
  • a large screen TV or projector/screen (with an HDMI port, in either case), for viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

For online classes, watched with a group, you will need:

  • a computer, with a reliable, high-speed WiFi connection.
  • a large screen TV or projector/screen, for viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

For online classes, watched alone, you will need:

  • a reliable, high-speed WiFi connection.
  • a computer or, at minimum, a tablet (like an iPad® or its Android equivalent), for viewing a PowerPoint presentation. (To be perfectly clear, a mobile phone screen is too small to be able read the slides and view the demonstrations clearly.



First Aid for the General Public (in-person 4 hrs.; blended-learning 4.5 hrs.)

  • two-year certification

Blended-Learning Group Rate: $64 per person (six person minimum)

All In-Person Group Rate: $64 per person (six person minimum)


First Aid for the General Public (online-only 3 hrs.)

  • no certification and no hands-on practice

Group Rate: $44 per person


Contact Us to Book a Class for Your Group


In our First Aid class, we will cover the basics of how to recognize a medical emergency and what to do until help arrives. We will discuss the Good Samaritan Law, as well as how to protect yourself from disease transmission while giving first aid care.

In addition to these subjects, we will discuss how to recognize and what care to provide for a wide variety of injuries and sudden illnesses:

  • strokes
  • seizures
  • poisonings
  • allergic reactions
  • diabetic emergencies
  • heat/cold emergencies
  • burns
  • bleeding
  • fractures/dislocations
  • concussions
  • spinal injuries


Please read class descriptions and check with your employer, school or professional organization before registering, so you’re certain that this class will meet their specific requirements. This CPR-Twin Cities class does not include CPR/AED, but combination classes are available. (Click here to sign up for a money-saving CPR/AED/First Aid combo class instead.)


Other Class Options


Want a quick review of First Aid care? Here you can download a free app, brought to you by the American Red Cross, for your iPhone or Android device. (Link will open in a new page, so you don’t lose your place on the CPR-Twin Cities site.)


Class Size

The prices listed listed on this page are for a minimum of six students per class. Unlike CPR/AED classes (which require more personal attention), the maximum number of students in a First Aid class is 20.

Booking and Paying for a Class

Once a date is chosen, and a number of students is determined, a letter-of-agreement will be emailed to you. To confirm your class, the agreement needs to be signed and returned, along with your payment (in full). Payment may be made by check or through PayPal (using either a PayPal account or any major credit card, with a 3% surcharge).

If unsure about the number of students who will be attending, you can pick a number as low as six as your minimum for the agreement, and then add more later (but no less than two days before class, so we have time to prepare). The price of those additional students is slightly higher ($5 per person). Payment for any additional students is due on the day of class.


Our per-student pricing for this class is already discounted for groups. In addition, there is a 10% discount off that discounted price if you:

  • book and pay for training for at least 25 students (in more than one class session, to maintain the per-class maximum); or
  • book and pay for your class at least 60 days in advance.

Since short-notice classes are more complicated to coordinate, there is a 10% surcharge on classes scheduled and paid for less than 10 days in advance, and a 20% surcharge on classes scheduled and paid for less than five days in advance.


While delivery is free for most classes held in Minneapolis, St. Paul and their first-ring suburbs, there is a minimum delivery charge of $45 per session for classes held beyond the first ring of suburbs. Due to time- and labor-intensive logistical factors in high-density areas, there is also a $45 delivery charge for classes held in downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. (Discounts and surcharges have no effect on the delivery fee.)


*All prices are subject to change without notice.