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CPR Classes

Imagine sitting quietly, maybe in a park or library, minding your own business. Suddenly, a commotion breaks out. A man is going into cardiac arrest. Many of us will stand by helplessly, but those that know how to perform CPR will be able to help the man stay alive until the emergency medical services team arrives. Read on to learn more about CPR classes and how you can use them to save a life.

What is CPR?

CPR is a lifesaving technique designed to restore a heartbeat in those who have drowned or are experiencing a stroke, cardiac arrest, or a heart attack. It involves a combination of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth ventilation (rescue breathing) to keep a person alive and reduce the chances of permanent damage.

A CPR certification course will cover all the essentials you need to feel comfortable and confident performing all procedures necessary to save a life.

How long is CPR training?

CPR classes take just a few short hours to finish, but the life-saving skills you will learn can make all the difference to someone in need. So whether you need CPR certification for employment requirements or want to learn how to respond during medical emergencies, our in-person, online, and best-in-class blended learning courses and training classes make it easy to get CPR certification and prepare you for the moments that matter.

Why Take a CPR Class?

With more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in America, CPR classes from the American Red Cross can be the difference between life and death. CPR training is developed and taught by an experienced instructor in the healthcare industry. We follow the current guidelines of the American Heart Association for Emergency Cardiovascular Care, and the training follows OSHA workplace guidelines. From personalized learning to interactive scenarios to peer-to-peer learning, you will be prepared to provide care when needed.

Who should take CPR classes?

CPR classes can be taken by anyone who wants to gain lifesaving skills to respond to a wide variety of medical emergencies. This course is also for healthcare professionals and healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a completion card documenting the successful completion of a CPR course.

What are the Benefits of CPR Certification?

Learning CPR can benefit you in so many ways. Of course, the most significant benefit will have the ability to save a life. But here are some other benefits taking a CPR class can offer:

  • Increased Self Confidence: Provides individuals with a feeling of empowerment and a higher level of confidence.
  • Increased Career Opportunities: Individuals who know CPR are more likely to get hired. Many employers will feel good knowing you can help those you work with in any emergency situation.

CPR Certification Course

To get your CPR certificate, you will need to take CPR classes. CPR classes can be taken in person, or you can choose to take online CPR classes. CPR online courses allow you to get the information you need to perform CPR in the comfort of your own home. Then, you can go at your own pace to get your certification and review any necessary information.

Some comprehensive courses, such as the one offered by CPR Select, also offer Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. AED can be used as a follow-up to CPR as an additional life saving step. Here is some of what is included in a CPR/AED course:

  • New changes recommended in AHA official guidelines - This topic will cover the updated changes that have been made to the CPR and First Aid rules since the previous guidelines were put in place. A good example emphasizes how important the quality of compressions is in contributing to survival. AHA recommends chest compressions at least two inches but not exceeding 2.4 inches in adults. For hands-only CPR, AHA recommends 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
  • Good Samaritan Laws and Chain of Survival - Bystanders are often reluctant to assist victims because they fear they may face legal ramifications if something goes wrong. However, Good Samaritan laws offer protection in such cases. Also, in the unfortunate event of cardiac arrest, you must follow a specific series of steps called Chain of Survival to increase the chances of survival. It includes steps recognizing cardiac arrest early, getting early access to medical attention, early CPR, early defibrillation, etc.
  • Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Recognizing the symptoms of cardiac arrest early has proven to be quite helpful in saving lives. This training will help you learn the symptoms of cardiac arrest and the warning signs to the lookout. The symptoms are someone collapsing abruptly, unconscious, and lacking a pulse or breathing. You will also learn what causes sudden cardiac arrest and, most notably, what to do to help someone when this happens.
  • Adult CPR: CPR is most often administered to an adult suffering from cardiac arrest, stroke, or a heart attack. Chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth ventilation to maintain blood circulation and restore consciousness. Online CPR classes will provide photos and videos to walk you through the procedure.
  • Child CPR: Children aren't as likely to need CPR for cardiac incidents but may need it to respond to respiratory failure or poisoning. Because their bodies are fragile, CPR is administered differently. It requires you to use your fingers rather than the palms of your hands for chest compressions. CPR classes will review this information to prepare you to perform the procedure on a child.
  • Infant CPR: Even more fragile than children, infants need to be treated with the ultimate care. CPR classes will show you how to restore breath and circulation in infants with respiratory failure.
  • Recovery Position: The course covers placing an unconscious victim to ensure their airway stays clear and open and prevents them from choking due to vomit or other fluids. In addition, during your CPR and First Aid training, you will learn the recommended recovery position for a cardiac arrest victim and any emergencies like fractured bones. The when and how to use the recovery position will be clearly explained in this course.
  • Conscious Choking: To help save the lives of choking victims, it's vital to recognize the signs of choking quickly and take immediate action. For example, in a conscious choking victim, you may observe them clutching their throat with their hands. Other signs may be difficulty in speaking and coughing. This training will teach you how to and the factors to consider when helping a conscious choking victim.
  • Automated External Defibrillator: The purpose of AED is to restore a heartbeat after CPR has failed. An online CPR class will show you how to use this lifesaving device in an emergency and take you through all the steps of operating the machine.
  • Use of a mask/barrier device - Generally, as someone offering emergency assistance to a victim, you need to create a barrier between yourself and any moist area in the victim's body. Masks and other protective barriers help to prevent unsafe contamination that body fluids like saliva or blood can cause. When performing CPR and first aid, rescuers should use protective gear like CPR mouth barriers, eye shields, face masks, and gloves. The training will educate you on the effective use of PPEs.

What is the best method to learn CPR?

Online CPR training is the best method to learn CPR because you can start the training classes when you wish to and learn at your own pace.

Online CPR certification is fast and easily accessible from a remote place. It is convenient for people wishing to take the CPR training suitable for them. You can repeat the video demonstration in the online class for further understanding.

After taking the online CPR certification, you can access your certification card, valid for two years, and training materials from the training center’s website. You can log in to your account and access the certification cards, and if you want it in a hard copy format, you can print it out.

CPR Certification Exam

Once you have completed your CPR classes, you must take and pass your CPR certification exam. The certification exam consists of 10 multiple-choice questions covering all CPR and AED's crucial points. It can be completed in a few minutes, and you can take it repeatedly until you pass.

Once you have passed the class, you will get a certificate making your certification official. An online CPR class will allow you to print your digital certificate directly from the internet. A hard copy of the certificate will be mailed to you a few days later.

What is the Validity Period of CPR Certification?

After completing your CPR training, your CPR certification will be valid for two years. After that, you can renew your certification and stay up to date on the latest techniques by taking CPR recertification classes.

CPR Recertification

Many people with a CPR certification do not regularly use the procedure in their personal and professional lives. As a result, skills can get rusty, and memories of performing the procedure can begin to fade. That's why it's essential to go in for recertification as needed.

All certifications at CPR Select will expire after two years, so you need to take recertification classes to maintain your certificate. Recertification is generally a quicker process as opposed to the initial certification. Some can complete it in less than 15 minutes.

In fact, those seeking recertification will even have the option of skipping the course and heading straight for the final test if they feel confident enough. However, any review needed is available as well.

How Much Does Online CPR Certification Cost?

Of course, there is a fee involved in taking any CPR classes. However, most are relatively affordable. For example, certification with the CPR Select can start at as low as $19.95, and group discounts are also available.

Why Choose Us?


We provide updated CPR/AED, BLS, and first aid training materials collected from the most recent American Heart Association guidelines and expert consensus. Licensed U.S. physicians create our courses, study guides, and exams. To help you pass the exam, we offer unlimited and free practice exams. In addition, if you find any gap in your online training or certification, our training center offers a 100% money-back guarantee to match your expectation and satisfaction level.

Work At Your Own Pace

All our CPR Certification classes, first aid, and BLS certification can be accessed across multiple PC and mobile platforms to Tablets. You can enjoy a state-of-the-art user interface that is arranged, simple, touch-friendly, and quick to operate. When you purchase, we ship it with our rush delivery technology. You can take the exam when you are ready and receive your score instantly.

Our Certifications Are Accepted

Our certificates are accepted in all 50 states and internationally. Only the latest industry standards and healthcare guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross guidelines are presented in our certification program.

Instant Certification

After successfully completing training, you will receive your digital certification or completion card through instant download. The official certification card will be free in 2-5 business days via first-class mail.

If you are ready to take our CPR certification course, you can sign up from our homepage, and we'll send you the comprehensive course material immediately.