About the Training
Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification is a formal training offered by the Epilepsy Foundation that teaches people:
- How to recognize signs of a seizure
- How to respond with proper seizure first aid
- When to call for help
Go to epilepsy.com/firstaid for a listing of additional online training dates and more information on seizure first aid.
This product was developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement number 1NU58DP006256-04-00, CFDA 93.850. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.
How can I become Seizure First Aid Certified?
Seizure First Aid Certification Training is offered online with instructor-led webinars.
How long does the certification last?
The certification lasts 2 years. You will be sent an email to recertify every 2 years with a shorter online class.
Who should be Seizure First Aid Certified?
While everyone should know basic seizure first aid, becoming Seizure First Aid Certified takes you further. You will learn how to recognize signs of a seizure and how to use the basic first aid steps in different settings, for different seizure types and when medical help may be needed.
Why should you know Seizure First Aid?
Knowing how to help someone during a seizure can make a difference and save a life. While there are many different types of seizures, during many of them a person may be confused, not aware of what is going on, or unconscious. Most seizures end on their own or in a few minutes. Some people go back to what they were doing quickly. Others need to recover, and it could take minutes to hours to resume usual activity. A person could get hurt during a seizure or a seizure could last too long, or the seizures could cluster.
Seizure First Aid Certification is designed for people who:
- Have a family member, loved one, or friend with seizures.
- Have a job where you provide care for people with seizures.
- Have a job where you work with the public or work with someone who has seizures.
- Coach or lead groups.
- Work, play or live in areas or settings where seizures could occur.