ATTENTION! - ONLINE ONLY CPR CARDS ARE NOT VALID!
Beware of online websites promoting CPR completion cards.
Would you want your physician practicing critical surgical techniques on a keyboard?
Adapting to Covid-19 guidelines and understanding workplace compliance standards has been a struggle for many businesses and employees. We understand and are here to support you in staying current on required CPR training certifications. State and Federal Laws require many types of organizations and employees to be "hands-on" CPR certified, including, but not limited to child-care workers, all medical professionals, dentists, pharmacists, nursing students, and EMT's. Construction companies are also required to have at least one person CPR certified at each job site. State and federal grace periods on expired certifications have now lapsed. In-person CPR training is once again being required and in-person CPR training is considered an essential service.
Since March, many people have completed online-only CPR classes believing these courses would satisfy certification requirements. Online only CPR classes are not accepted without a "hands-on" skills training completed with a certified instructor. Portions of CPR training may be completed via online video courses, but you MUST complete a practical segment to certify your skills. Hands-on training on a manikin is a critical demonstration of competency.
If you have already completed an online course, you can still attend a CPR skills check to validate your card. We offer 30-minute skills check appointments on the same days we conduct local classes. Once you pass the instructor-led skills check you may receive a BestCPRUSA card valid for two years. We can also issue American Heart Association cards (for an additional expense) if you have completed the American Heart Association's online video training and provide us with a copy of your test completion certificate.
Because in-person training will always be the best (and only) successful way to learn CPR, we are traveling to companies and schools again to conduct in-person training. For companies who are not returning to the workplace soon, we are offering virtual training options. Our existing corporate and educational clients who have already trained with us in the past may be eligible for virtual, instructor-led courses.
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Farley J. Kautz