Credit Completion through Red Cross Certification

Graduating seniors in their last semester, who are 1-2 credits short of the 120 credits required to graduate, may take advantage of one or more of these American Red Cross online certification tests in order to complete the necessary credits to graduate. If you're looking for additional ways to quickly gain credits, please ensure that RIC has all of CLEP and AP exam scores. Credits from CLEP and AP Exams may assist you.

How this Works

Seniors who meet the criteria will complete a Red Cross online self-paced certification course that results in an electronic certificate. Students must then send an electronic copy of the certificate to Earl Bright ( in the Registrar's Office so that the credit(s) can be posted as elective test credits.


Students wishing to take a Red Cross online certification test may not take the test until they have:

  • applied for graduation
  • received a completed degree audit
  • met either of the following eligibility criteria in order to take one of the tests and submit the certificate of completion:
    • degree audit shows the student is 1-2 elective credits short for graduation
    • degree audit shows potential August graduate (limited to a maximum of 9 credits in the summer) but who needs an additional 1-2 elective credits Please Note: The student must be registered for the summer courses before taking a Red Cross test or submitting the completion certificate.

American Red Cross Online Testing

Register for one of these approved tests:

  • Adult First Aid/CPR/AED ($37), (RIC will award 2 test credits)
  • Adult Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED ($37), (RIC will award 2 test credits)


Rhode Island College entrance


Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office ensures the accuracy, maintenance and safekeeping of all student academic records.

Mr. Earl H. Bright

Assistant Administrative Officer