Online CPR, First Aid or BLS Illinois Certification commonly asked questions

How much will it cost to have my CPR, First Aid or BLS card shipped to Illinois?

We ship the wallet cards out for free in Illinois or anywhere else in the U.S. In case you prefer expedited shipping there will be small fees.

What kind of time is needed for your CPR, First Aid or BLS course?

You may work at your own pace, allowing you to take as much or as little time as you feel you need. The time also depends on which course you are taking and how familiar you are with the material. But there isn't a time limit for completion.

Is the CPR and BLS online program valid in Illinois?

Yes. Our CPR, First Aid or BLS online program is valid in every city and every state in the U.S.

Health Information for Medical Professionals in Illinois

According to, Illinois was ranked 30th in overall health in 2012 and has remained relatively stable over the last 5 years. The life expectancy is 78.7 years, which on par with the national average.

When it comes to healthcare spending, Illinois is ranked 30th, spending approximately $15.4 billion in healthcare. The state is ranked 31st in insurance, with 14.8% of the population living without insurance. This number has remained relatively stable over the past decade. The availability of primary care physicians is one of the highest ranked in the nation (11th), with approximately 130 PCPs per 100,000 residents, which is notably higher than the national average of 121.

Approximately 12.6% of adults in Illinois are living below poverty level. The percentage of children living in poverty is 19.6%, ranking Illinois 21st in the country in this category. Since 2000, the rate of adults living in poverty has increased 2%, while the rate of children has increased significantly by almost 5% in just the last 5 years.

Due to a very high prevalence for sedentary lifestyle, approximately 2.7 million adults in Illinois (or 27.1%) are obese, ranking the state 21st in adult obesity. This number has been relatively stable in the past 5 years. With a ranking of 20th, Illinois also has a moderately low percentage of obesity among children with 11.6% of the adolescent population considered obese. Taking into account the percentage of obese individuals, it is no surprise that 9.7% of adults in Illinois are living with diabetes, ranking it 28th in the country. This number has been increasing over the last decade, up from 6.6% in 2002. The incidence of stroke is approximately 3.1%, which is appreciably higher than the national average of 2.1%.

With a moderately low prevalence of smoking, only 20.9% of the population, Illinois has the 22nd lowest ranking in the country, however, the percentage of people who smoke has increased by 4% since 2011. Illinois is ranked 47th in binge drinking, one of the poorest-ranked states, with 23% of the population participating in binge drinking. This number shows a more than 4% increase in just two years.

With the strengths being high prevalence of primary care physicians available, Illinois is still struggling with a very high prevalence for binge drinking and a moderately high prevalence of stroke and lack of insurance.

CPR, First Aid and BLS (Basic Life Support) are critical qualifications for EMTs, RNs and other medical professionals. "CPR Select" provides quality online training programs for medical professionals wishing to become certified in CPR, First Aid and BLS in Illinois.

Local CPR Class Locations in Illinois

Southwestern Illinois College 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221-5859
Resurrection Medical Center 7435 W Talcott Ave Attn: Receiving - Po#787855, Chicago, IL 60631-3707
CPR Plus, Waterloo 204 Rebekah Ct, Waterloo, IL 62298-5577
Genesis Medical Center-Illini Campus 801 Illini Drive, Silvis, IL 61282-2907
CPR Associates Chicago 2616 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-4005
Crawford Memorial Hospital 1000 N Allen St, Robinson, IL 62454-1167
Provena Covenant Medical Center 1400 W Park St, Urbana, IL 61801-2334
Riverside Medical Center 350 N Wall St, Kankakee, IL 60901-2901
Plainfield Fire Protection District 15025 Des Plaines St, Plainfield, IL 60544-1816
St. Johns Hospital 800 E Carpenter St, Springfield, IL 62769
Vista Medical Center East 1324 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-2161
Acute Care Education Systems Inc. (ACES) 2500 W Higgins Rd Ste 1278, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-2051
Advanced Education for the Bedside Nurse 5922 Covey Ridge Trl, Loves Park, IL 61111-6940

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