Q: What class do I need to take for my job?
A: It all depends on the job you have. Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid is for those who need the CPR requirements for a non-Healthcare occupation, like personal trainers and teachers. BLS is CPR for Medical Professionals and Medical Students. Please let us know if you are a teacher or work in the school system in any capacity, as the American Heart Association offers you a special discount.
Q: What class should I take if I DO NOT need to get a certification for a job, but I want to learn the skills of CPR and/or First Aid?
A: Then, the Friends and Family class is the right one for you. You will learn all the skills that a Heartsaver CPR/AED and/or First Aid certification student would, but you don’t have to pay for the certification card. Students taking the Certification and Non-Certification classes in Heartsaver CPR/AED and/or First Aid can be combined into the same classroom. You can take a CPR/AED only class, a First Aid only class, or a COMBO class of both CPR/AED and First Aid.
Q: Where are the classes held?
A: We come to your office, neighborhood clubhouse, community center, place of work, etc. You can schedule a BLS, Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid, Friends and Family, or Online skills session with us and we will come to your location.
Q: How long is each class ?
A: BLS, Heartsaver CPR/AED, and First Aid take about 2-3 hours each, depending on how many people are in the class. Each skills session takes between 30-45 minutes (plus about 2 hours of online/at home coursework). If you combine BLS and First Aid or Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid, the combined class time can run up to 5 hours, but we give you a break and a snack.
Q: When will I get my certification card?
A: All cards are now e-cards, which means it will be emailed to you within 1 business day of taking the class. You will simply click on the link you are emailed, fill out a short survey, then download your card to print out.
Q: How much does each class cost?
A: Please see our class prices page. For groups of 6 or more there is a $5 per person discount. We also offer a special rate for students under 18, and teachers.