Getting Your Certificate After Your Course

The Red Cross has recently improved the way in which participants in First Aid and CPR courses can access their certificates! Instead of a card that can easily be lost, the Red Cross now has an online system which lists all the courses you’ve taken and your expiry date.

Now you don’t have to worry about losing your certificate, because it will always be available through your Red Cross profile. Download a copy for your computer, or print a copy for your wallet. Need to send proof of your certification to an employer or a volunteer coordinator? You can easily email the PDF certificate, or else simply provide your last name and the number on your certificate, and your employer can go to the Red Cross website to verify that your certificate is valid.

Once you’ve successfully completed your First Aid or CPR course, the Red Cross will email you an invitation to make a profile on the Red Cross website. This may take a few days after your course, so be sure to get a temporary certificate (valid for 30 days) at your course if you need one. Once you’ve received your invitation email, follow the steps in this How To Guide (PDF) to make your profile and access your certificate.

Need Help?

If you’re having problems accessing your certificate, or if you haven’t received your invitation email from the Red Cross, please email Denae LaRocque at with your name, course date, and the trouble you are having. We’ll do our best to help you get access as soon as possible!