Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

You already own a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or equivalent award, and would like to learn how to properly use an automated external defibrillator (AED)? You’ve found just the right course!

AEDs are available in numerous public places and significantly increase chances of survival for victims in cardiac arrest. An appropriate training allows a safe and optimal use of this device.

This course takes 3 to 4 hours and teaches you how to save lives by combining the use of the AED with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This award allows you to keep your AED certification current without having to retake a complete course.

Minimum time required

3-4 hours


  • To hold a current CPR award or
  • To hold a current First Aid award or
  • To hold a current Bronze Medallion (or higher levels) award

Award validity

3 years

Course content


Item 2 - Anatomy and physiology

Item 8 - Primary assessment


Item 10 - Chain of Survival™

Item 11 - Resuscitation techniques (review)

Item 15 - AED operation

Item 16 - Two-rescuer CPR and AED