Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification (On Demand)

90 minutes
Access from anywhere (Online) and Access Anytime (On Demand)
Certificate of Completion
CE Credits Available
2-year certification

The Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification (On-Demand) 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. This information is presented in an interactive eLearning format with animations, videos, and activities to enhance the learning experience. 

This course was designed 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
Phone: 847-348-0373
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?

To become Seizure First Aid Certified enroll in this on demand version of the course by clicking the purple Start Online Course button. 

To start the course, view the course instructions. this course requires completion of the pre-assessment before gaining access to the interactive modules. The modules take about 75 minutes to complete. The modules, assessments, and course evaluation must be completed to successfully complete this training and become seizure first aid certified. 

If you are interested in taking one of our live instructor-led Seizure First Aid certification training webinars, please follow this link to the course page for more information and to view the live session schedule. 

Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification (Instructor -Led) - 2021 Registration

Are There Any Prerequisites To Take The Course?
There are no prerequisites to take the course.
How long does it take to become Seizure First Aid Certified?
Time to complete the course varies by each user. The course includes a pre-assessment, interactive modules, and post-assessment. These modules must be taken in order. The pre-assessment must be completed before gaining access to the interactive modules. The modules take around 75 minutes to complete. The modules and course evaluation must be completed to successfully complete this training and receive a certificate of completion and two-year certification.
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.
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 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 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 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: 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

Students, prospective students and third parties contact:
Name: LaQueisa Haynes-Smith
Title: Director, Training & Education