CPR & First Aid Training

If you are seeking certification to meet the requirements for an internship, student teaching assignment, or job YOU NEED TO CHECK WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR TO DETERMINE THE EXACT TYPE OF CERTIFICATION YOU NEED. These trainings are meant for individuals to use in the workplace and schools.  They are basic courses and do not meet any type of advanced or professional rescuer type of credentialing.  

These classes meet OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combine lecture with interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments.  Hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills is the basis of these courses.

  • First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.
  • CPR Adult and Child: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults and in children over the age of 1
  • Infant: Participants learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in infants under the age of 1
  • AED: Participants learn how to use automatic external defibrillators

Certification is awarded through the American Red Cross and is good for 2 years.

CPR & First Aid Classes

These classes are open to GVSU students, faculty and staff, and community.

Click here to register for an upcoming class 


  • Wednesday April 8, 6pm-9pm Adult and Child CPR/AED  

Location: Fieldhouse Classroom B-16


  • Wednesday April 15, 6p-9p First Aid

Location: Fieldhouse Classroom B-16

FIRST AID/CPR/AED combo class

This class meets TWO nights:

  1. Wednesday April 8, 6pm-9pm Adult and Child CPR/AED    Location: Fieldhouse Classroom B-16
  2. Wednesday April 15, 6pm-9pm First Aid  Location: Fieldhouse Classroom B-16


***For group registration please visit our service request form to submit a service request to Campus Recreation.

Click here for group CPR/FIRST AID request details. 

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