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Approximately two weeks prior to the course, you will receive an email from the lead instructor or a staff member of Cogent Steps, LLC informing you of details of the course, to include exact location, parking and any specifics of the location. We rely on our generous hosts including clinicians and clinics for support for our course locations.

All course (ERA, EMR, and recertification) usually run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. On that last day, the course may finish slightly earlier than 5 pm. If you have travel concerns, please let the lead instructor know ahead of time and accommodations can be coordinated.


Once you sign up for a course you will need to order the instructional materials required. There are different requirements for each course. Cogent Steps, LLC recommends purchasing textbooks and workbooks from the Red Cross Store. ​


All students must have an adult/infant CPR mask for the Full EMR and one-day EMR Recertification courses. CPR is not included in the ERA course, but may be registered for as an enrichment module here.

Your Adult/Infant CPR Mask will be delivered to you at your registered course.


For students taking the two-day, Emergency Response for the Athlete course, the following actions must be taken:

  • Register a Learner Account on our website in order to complete the online course training and to receive all required materials (textbook and presentations) which must be completed prior to taking an online examination.
  • Online Examination
  • Upon successful completion of online exam and within 6 months, register and attend a two-day intensive, on-site training session.
  • Download completion certificate, good for 3 years from intensive course date.
  • Optional: CPR training is not included in the ERA Course, purchase this optional CPR Enrichment Module with Adult/Infant CPR Barrier Mask Kit.

For students taking the full EMR course, the following items must be purchased:

  • You must purchase either the hard copy text book or download it onto your device: ​Emergency Medical Response Textbook, Rev 12/17
  • You must purchase the Emergency Medical Response Workbook, Rev 12/17. Ensure that you have the revised edition. Do not purchase on Amazon.com **This workbook must be completed prior to attending your course. (Students have reported this workbook takes approximately 10 – 12 hours to complete before course.)
  • You must have an Adult/infant CPR mask set. You may pre-purchase online from Cogent Steps, LLC store here.

For students taking the 1-day recertification course, the following items must be purchased:

  • You must bring your previously purchased textbook or download the required textbook onto your device: Emergency Medical Response Textbook, Rev 12/17
  • You must have an Adult/infant CPR mask set. You may pre-purchase online from Cogent Steps, LLC store here.

While we coordinate with our hosts, on a rare occasion a situation may arise where a course needs to be cancelled or postponed due to administrative, contract or registration issues. We make every attempt to decide 14 days prior to the first day. We recommend purchasing refundable tickets and hotel rooms or the purchase of travel insurance should a cancellation or postponement occur. Students are welcome to transfer between courses if a conflict arises.

To access your course certificates, please contact us for permission to view and download the appropriate certificate. When you contact us, please indicate your name, the course name, course location, and date of completion.


Cogent Steps, LLC currently offers both online and on-site courses. You can get started with either one today, by logging into or creating your Free Learner Account.