COVID-19 Training Guidelines

Online First Aid and CPR

Becky Millard

[Updated July 24, 2020]

On July 9, 2020 the Child Development Division extended the approval of fully online First Aid and CPR trainings through September 30. More detail and updated FAQ from CDD are coming soon.

On July 14, 2020 the Child Development Division released an updated version of their Frequently Asked Questions which included clarification about First Aid and CPR trainings. You can find the CDD document HERE.

It’s important to remember that only one part of the First Aid and CPR criteria has changed; March 1 through September 30, 2020 you can take a fully online training for First Aid and/or CPR. Only the in-person skills assessment has been waived, all other criteria remain the same. You can see the criteria HERE.

Northern Lights at CCV will continue to research available options for fully online First Aid and CPR certification and will list them on this page.

If you wish to look for First Aid and CPR certification options yourself, please be sure to do the following:

  1. Make sure the training is offered by one of the three training organizations approved in Vermont (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Health and Safety Institute)
  2. Make sure you will receive documentation of certification that includes the date of the training, the type of training, and the expiration date for the certification.

If you find a certification option and want to know if it will meet child care program licensing rules, please contact your Northern Lights Resource Advisor for support.

Online First Aid and CPR

(Approved in Vermont March 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020)

American Red Cross

Adult, Child, and Baby First Aid / CPR / AED Online

This training takes about three hours to complete. You are able to complete part of the training then leave and return to finish the training at a later point (you don’t have to do the full three hours in the same sitting).


HSI (parent company of American Safety and Health Institute)

Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid

This training takes 3.5-4 hours to complete and focuses on the knowledge needed for emergency care for children and infants with additional information on caring for adults.