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Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification (ILT) - Registration - v2.0

75-90 minutes
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Access from anywhere (Online)
Certificate of Completion
CE Credits Available
2-year certification

Registration Instructions

This page is for registering and completing the pre-course work for a live online or in-person instructor-led training (ILT). The pre-course work includes a demographic survey, knowledge, and self-confidence assessment, and access to the Zoom session registration link if applicable.

When you click the purple “Register for Live Session” button. You will be directed to create an account on this site. Once your account is set up you will be able to complete your registration and access the pre-course materials.

Please save your login credentials so that you can access the post-course assessment after attending the live session.

Course Description 

The Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification course formally educates the public on the Epilepsy Foundation’s approved procedures for recognizing seizures and responding to someone having a seizure.

This course aims to increase the knowledge, skill, and confidence in applying seizure first aid. The first aid procedures in the guide reflects the standard of knowledge and current best practices. This information is presented in a format suited for direct training of the public. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a two-year certification.

Participants will be able to meet the following learning objectives:
Define seizures and epilepsy
Identify correct and incorrect steps for helping a person having a seizure
Identify when it would be necessary to call emergency personnel (911) in the event of a seizure
For technical support, please contact:
Online Course Support Team
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 800-332-1000
Business hours: 9am to 5pm EST
Monday to Friday (Excluding US holidays)
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.

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.
How can I become Seizure First Aid Certified?

Most of the National Epilepsy Office Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification trainings are offered online with instructor-led webinars.  In-person trainings may also be available through your local Epilepsy Foundation. 

Register for a LIVE instructor-led training session by clicking the purple “Register for Live Session” button above. (If you are taking the training with others, each person needs to enroll separately.) 

To complete your registration for a LIVE instructor-led training managed by the National Epilepsy Office, follow the below instructions:

BEFORE attending a LIVE instructor-led training: 

1.    If attending a LIVE webinar session, the first part of the registration process includes completing a demographic survey, knowledge, and confidence assessment here on the Epilepsy Learning Portal.

2.    The links to the LIVE webinar sessions are accessible once the surveys and assessments are completed.  

3.    The second part of the registration process includes registering directly on a webinar platform like Zoom. Save the participant link once the registration is completed on the LIVE webinar platform (ex. Zoom) to enter the session on the date and time registered.

4.    If attending a LIVE in-person session, complete surveys, and assessments here on the Epilepsy Learning Portal. Additional instructions will be provided on the page as needed. 

AFTER participating in the LIVE instructor-led training: 

1.    Stay to the end of the LIVE instructor-led training to receive instructions and a link to access the post-course assessments and evaluation. 

2.    Use the link at the end of the LIVE instructor-led training to complete the post-course assessment and evaluation on the Epilepsy Learning Portal. 

3.    Upon successfully passing the knowledge portion of the post-course assessment you will become Seizure First Aid Certified. 

4.    You will be able to access your certificate on the portal.

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.
Are There Any Prerequisites To Take The Course?
There are no prerequisites to take the course.
What Materials Or Equipment Do I Need To Take The Online Course?
You need access to a computer or device (smart phone, tablet, etc.) with reliable, high-speed internet. The browser must support JavaScript.
How Long Does It Take To Complete The Course Online?
Time to complete the course varies by each user. The course includes pre-course assessments, LIVE instructor-led training session via Zoom, and post-assessments. Please allow 75 minutes to attend the live session.
Are Continuing Education Units Available?

If you are a certified health education specialist (CHES™/MCHES™), you will be eligible for continuing education credits after completing the course and passing the post-assessment and completing the course evaluation.

This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES™) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES™) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Provider ID#: 121739

How Do I Get Credit For Taking The Course?
Upon completing the course, you must complete the online post-assessment and evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.
How Long Is The Post-Assessment?
The post-assessment consists of several multiple-choice questions.
Accommodation Requests

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact the Epilepsy Learning Portal Support Team Team: [email protected]. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.


This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-02-00, CFDA 93.850, funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Instructors must divulge at the beginning of the course any vested interest in any product, instrument, device or materials that may be used in the learning event.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or legal immigration status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state and local laws (“protected status”). The following individuals have been designated to receive inquiries or complaints regarding the Foundation’s anti-discrimination policy:

Employees contact:
Name: Danielle Solomon
Title: Vice President, Human Resources
e-mail: [email protected]

Students, prospective students and third parties contact:
Name: LaQueisa Haynes-Smith
Title: Director, Training & Education
e-mail: [email protected]

Additional FAQ's

You can find additional FAQ's about this learning portal on the Frequently Asked Questions page