• First Aid Training in Iowa

    Regardless of what you do for a living, or how you spend your free time, our First Aid training in Iowa can help you gain important skills. By learning how to provide care to infants, children and adults, our classes can help you become a more capable co-worker, family member, friend, neighbor and citizen. To sign up for a class in your area, check our newest course schedule.

    Whether you need an OSHA-compliant first aid certification for your job or a volunteer position, the Red Cross can help. Our expert instructors offer day, evening and weekend first aid classes in Iowa that feature the latest proven science and techniques. We also offer blended Simulation Learning courses that combine online coursework with in-person skills sessions. This way, you can take the "lecture" portion of your class on your schedule, then join an in-person skills session to demonstrate what you've learned to a certified instructor. Both types of training result in full, OSHA-compliant certification.

    Note: If you don't need, or want, OSHA-compliant first aid certification, we also offer online-only courses.

    The benefits of learning first aid go far beyond having the skills to respond during times of crisis (though that is certainly the biggest benefit, and often the most significant reason people sign up for first aid classes in Iowa). In fact, your training can help you grow and develop in many ways. For instance, it can help you gain confidence, be better prepared as a parent, partner, neighbor, friend or co-worker, set yourself apart when applying for a job, inspire others to learn first aid, or even inspire you to delve deeper into medicine and volunteer for a new organization or change careers. Sign up for one of our first aid classes in Iowa and discover what it can do for you.

    If you coach children or adults in any sport, work as a trainer at a gym, are a yoga, Pilates or spin instructor, or generally work in fitness in any capacity, having your first aid certification in Iowa is critical to the well-being of your clients. After all, accidents happen – every day – and knowing how to respond to them can help you not only provide your clients with the support they need, but it can help you become an even more capable, trusted coach or trainer.

    In Iowa, first aid recertification classes allow you to renew your skills, learn the latest techniques and can help keep your memory fresh – so you're prepared to help when it's needed most. Our abbreviated renewal courses are designed specifically for those with credentials that are valid but nearing their expiration. They take less time to complete than our standard first aid classes, but allow you to maintain your certification for an additional two years.

    At the Red Cross, we believe that learning can take place at any age – and should continue throughout your life. That's why we offer classes for everyone. From swim lessons for infants, BLS classes for adults, and CPR, AED and first aid training, in Iowa we make it easy for people of all ages and interests to learn something new. To find a class near you and experience the power of life-long learning, check our newest course schedule.