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Automated External Defibrillation Certificate Course (AED)


Course Objective:

This course aims to participants the basic theory of Automated External Defibrillation and the operation of Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Apart from theory, the course offers adequate practices.


Course Contents:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Rhythms in cardiac arrest
  • Theory of Automated External Defibrillation
  • Automated External Defibrillator
  • Operational procedures of Automated External Defibrillator
  • Safety and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillator

Course Duration: 4 hours


Class Size: 6 to 8 candidates per class


Entry Requirement:

Aged 15 or above and holder of either one of the below valid certificates:

(Accept application with copy of certificate which is still valid on course commencement date)

  • Hong Kong Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate (SFA) , Adult Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (ACPR), Integrated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (TCPR)
  • Hong Kong Auxiliary Medical Services First Aid Certificate, Disaster Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Adult First Aid Certificate
  • Hong Kong Civil Aid Service First Aid Certificate
  • Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Council Certificate of Competence in First Aid
  • Accident & Emergency Training Centre, Hospital Authority Practical First Aid (PFA) Certificate
  • Hong Kong Fire Services Department Ambulance Officer Initial Training Course Certificate, Ambulance Officer Foundation Training Course Certificate, Professional Certificate in Ambulance Services (Ambulance Officer), Ambulanceman / Ambulancewoman Initial Training Course Certificate, Ambulanceman / Ambulancewoman Foundation Training Course Certificate, Professional Certificate in Ambulance services (Ambulanceman), Basic Ambulance Aid Certificate, Advanced Ambulance Aid Training at First Responder Level for Firefighters Certificate
  • AHA Certificate issued by any training bodies of American Heart Association


Medium of Instruction: Cantonese, Putonghua or English


Instructor: Automated External Defibrillation Instructor of Hong Kong Red Cross


Course Fee: Including CPR &  AED course manual with video, examination fee and certificate

Medium of Instruction

Individual Application

Group Application

Cantonese or Putonghua

HK$400 per head

HK$400 per head

(Minimum charge 6 persons)


HK$450 per head

HK$450 per head

(Minimum charge 6 persons)


Examination Contents:

1. Written examination

-  25 Multiple Choice Questions (complete within 25 minutes, passing score is 18 correct answers)

2. Practical examination

-  Automated External Defibrillation (AED)



Students should fulfill the following criteria in order to get the Automated External Defibrillation Certificate with 3 years validity.
  • Eligible to attend the examinations with 100% attendance
  • Pass in both written and practical examinations


Certificate Renewal:

Before the expiry date of the certificate or within 6 months after the expiry date of the certificate, participants can attend an Automated External Defibrillation Certificate Refresher Course (AEDR) and pass the examinations to renew their certificates with 3 years validity.



  • Candidates who failed the written examination can apply for re-examination (REA) once. A fee of HK$150 will be charged. All re-examination should be taken within 6 months from the date of first examination.
  • Candidates who failed the practical examination can re-take their examination once on-site for free.

Training Venue:

We could provide training at client’s premises; clients can also rent our premises for training. Please contact our staff for details.
*Remarks - Hong Kong Red Cross reserves all rights to make alternation on the above terms and acceptance of student enrollment.