- We offer OSHA and State compliant CPR certification classes for those who are required to be certified, and anyone who is concerned about knowing how to save a life.
- Prime’s CPR classes are taught by professional emergency instructors. Training is made easy and engaging.
- If you are a healthcare provider or required to have a BLS certification, please take a look at our BLS for Healthcare Providers class.
Who needs a CPR certification for?
Anyone who's required by OSHA, state bodies, or their employer may need to have a CPR card. In addition, anybody can take a CPR class who wants to be able to know how to save a life such as churches, law offices, parents, etc.
What is a CPR certification used for?
CPR teaches you how to recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and respond using CPR and an AED (if available) to increase the chance's of the victim surviving.
How does the CPR class work?
Students will come to class and receive instruction, watch videos, practice skills and be tested. No prior studying is required and there is no written test.
What sets our CPR classes apart?
This class is for anyone whether it's their first time or 20th time. Our instructors make sure no one is left behind. You'll leave feeling empowered with new knowledge and skills ready to perform with confidence.
Why should you choose our CPR training?
We never cancel classes, instructors are professional and kind, and classes are engaging and easy. You can also count on receiving your certification card fast!
Read this article if you lost your CPR card. Those who initially received an eCard via email can login to the AHA and retrieve it. If you initially received a traditional paper card, you will either need to contact the instructor who taught your class or the training center the instructor was aligned with at the time they taught your class. You may be charged a fee for replacement paper cards.
An AED stands for automated external defibrillator. This device is used to detect and shock an abnormal rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation (or V-Fib) in the heart during cardiac arrest.
Prime Medical Training offers local CPR classes at their offices and they travel to student’s locations. Search Prime’s class registration page to find upcoming classes in your location.
Yes. Take a look at Prime’s class registration page to view our upcoming Baby CPR classes.
No. In 2015, when the American Heart Association released new guidelines, they removed the requirement for testing of non-healthcare students.
There's no such thing as free! Certification cards from the AHA, American Red Cross, and ASHI all cost money. Some Fire Departments may offer 'free classes' but you will stay have to pay for the card. ($20-$40)
Not all fire departments offer CPR classes or any CPR classes at all. Due to budget cuts and internal demand, less and less fire departments are offering CPR to the community. Those that still do generally have limited availability.
Increasingly, hospitals are no longer providing CPR classes to the community (non-employees). The reason for this is due to budget cuts and/or a rising demand internally for CPR classes.
Periodically throughout the year, Prime offers free CPR awareness training in the community, but there is no certification. Certification cards must be purchased by a training center from the AHA, Red Cross, ASHI, or equivalent organizations and are far from free!
Prime Medical Training offers nationally recognized and accepted CPR classes. Many employers are no longer accepting Red Cross CPR classes and traditionally the YMCA uses Red Cross curriculum.
Furthermore, Prime's training is typically less expensive then YMCA CPR classes as the cost for Red Cross certification cards is more than double that of the AHA.
Students are issued a 2 year CPR certification upon successful completion of class. Certifications expire 2 years later, at the end of the month. So if you took a class on Jan 1, 2020 you would expire Jan 31, 2022.
Yes. The American Heart Association online blended learning class is nationally recognized and widely accepted. This class includes a hands-on skills session.
After completing the CPR training online and the in-person skills session, students will receive a CPR certification. This certification is the same AHA certification provided to students that take the class traditionally.
The AHA CPR classes online is the same regardless if this is your first or fourth time taking the course. Prime Medical Training is an authorized training provider of American Heart Association CPR online classes.