How to confirm if a First Aid/CPR Certificate is valid?

To check on whether a Canadian Red Cross first aid/CPR certificate is valid, please take the following steps:

  • Go online to
  • Click on “Validate Certificate” located at the very top of the webpage
  • Fill in the certificate identification number found on the certificate provided to you, along with the last name of the person who received the certificate
  • Click on “Validate
  • The search result will either verify the certificate or indicate an issue 

Please note: a “temporary certificate” is only valid for 30 days and may not be able to be validated online. A temporary first aid/CPR certificate should be replaced with a certificate that is valid for three years, which can be downloaded by the participant after 10 business days of taking the training.
If you have any questions, please call Canadian Red Cross First Aid and Water Safety at 1-877-356-3226, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.