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How do I become certified in first aid?

Many organizations offer first aid certification. These certifications usually involve a short instructor-led course followed by an exam to test your knowledge. When looking for a certification class, be sure that your course includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use. You may also want to look for a specific course depending on your needs. Lifeguards often take a particular class directed toward swimming and water safety. New parents may look for a class that focuses on first aid needs for children.

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