What is Blended Learning?
If you have an existing Red Cross account you can access your online course directly here: lms.redcross.ca
Blended programs combine an interactive online course with in-class training.
The Blended course is an interactive online course that will build on your first aid theory and prepare you for practical training. You will read about specific first aid skills and watch videos demonstrating how these skills are performed. Once you complete the online component, you will be ready to move on to the classroom component. Your instructor will demonstrate how to apply the skills you have learned in real life situations and you will get the opportunity to practice these skills.
You must successfully complete both the online and the classroom components in order to receive your certificate. Please note that the online course should be completed before attending your in-class training. Our standard rescheduling and cancellation policies apply to Blended courses.
Instructions to Access Red Cross Online Course
Please note that this course should be completed in your own time and your progress will be saved if you stop at any point. If you do not think you will complete your Red Cross online course before your practical training, please call or email us as soon as possible at 604-354-6199 or firstname.lastname@example.org for next steps.
IMPORTANT: Please only create your account once - if you have an existing account, follow the instructions from Step 7. If you receive an email from Red Cross with an invitation to create an account please only click the link once OR follow the instructions below, as clicking "Create an Account" multiple times will lead to issues.
Step 2: In the top right hand corner of the page, click on "SIGN IN / REGISTER"
Step 3: Select " Don't have an account" SIGN UP NOW
Step 4: Enter your email address as provided to Life Preservers and click SEND VERIFICATION CODE
Step 5: Check your email and enter the code, then press VERIFY CODE
Step 6: Enter your chosen password and press 'CREATE' and follow from Step 7 onwards
IF YOU HAVE A RED CROSS ACCOUNT:
Step 7: Login to your Red Cross Account here: lms.redcross.ca
Step 8: On the top left hand side of the page, select MY PROFILE
Step 9: From the dropdown menu, select MY ONLINE COURSES
Step 10: Activate your COURSE
Step 11: Enter your COURSE and complete it on your own timeline; you can start and stop as much as you like until you complete the full course.
Can't Access Your Online Course?
Common issues we have seen include messages such as "Error ID", "Unauthorized Access", "Account Not Found" and "Medical Terminology". If you are experiencing such an issue, Red Cross advises that you try the following:
1. Confirm your Red Cross account email matches the one provided to Life Preservers; please create a new account with the correct email if not
2. Use a private or incognito window to log in
3. Use a different browser to login
If you get to this stage and none of the above works, please contact Red Cross to reset your account. Please send a screenshot of your account issue to email@example.com and state that the steps above did not work.
You can also call Red Cross directly at 1-877-356-3226. Their business hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.