Can you get CPR/First Aid certified online?
I am looking to get CPR/First Aid certified.
I was certified about 3 years ago, but it was done through college where we had a class and practiced compressions and stuff before taking a test.
I have heard of online certification where you can print out your certificate? Are these real? Legit?
The website I was looking at was:
Is this lagit?
Are there other websites that you used that are that are more legal?
Someone help. I'm so confused.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
I'm an owner of the one of the companies you are talking about (well, not specifically, ours isn't $15), which is how I know how much acceptance we are getting. I highly recommend that you check out the following websites. ProCPR is gaining recognition all across the United States, and is a valid form of certification that meets or exceeds the standards set by the AHA and the Red Cross. The video training is all up-to-date with the latest 2010 guidelines (FYI: the prior update was in 2005, they don't do them yearly).
You'll also need some hands-on training. For this you can use Blended CPR to find a nearby skill evaluator to check off your skills demonstration worksheet that you can get from the above programs.
It is definitely valid and has been used by hundreds of thousands of people across the country, and is growing in numbers every day. You should definitely check with your supervisor, though. Depending on your line of work, it may not *yet* be accepted. More and more places are coming on board, though.
Give us a call if you'd like more information. We're more than happy to help find you find out if our course offerings are what you're looking for. If they are not, then we'll let you know.
P.S. Citywide CPR took part of my answer above and tried to change it to their purposes. I do not know who they are.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Can you? Yes. Should you? NO!
As you can see from the other answers, there are lots of people willing to take your money and offer you an online first aid course. Don't do it. They're not scams, but pretty darn close.
Book learning is great, but for first aid, you really need those hands on tactile skills. You can't get that through any online course no matter what these guys promise you. You need to sit in a classroom and be shown the skills and be critiqued by a certified instructor.Source(s): I'm a Paramedic
- GeorgiaLv 44 years ago
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No. It costs money to maintain an instructors certification, my paramedic licenses, and purchase the training equipment to run classes. We can't afford to run these classes for free. We have to make a living too. I sometimes assist with "Learn to Save a Life in Five Minutes" type events where we teach basic CPR to anyone who is interested, but these are not full courses so we can't actually offer a certification at the end.
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- 4 years ago
Whoever said the online one is a scam and that you should do it in person IS STUPID. Yeah it might be a lot more useful to do it IRL but you don't need to. They aren't scams either if it's a legit site. My sister and almost everyone in my district do it online and in order to work with children you have to have that certificate. But they always tell me to do it online bc it's quicker so NO its not a scam and the person who said that really needs to shut up and think about what they're saying before they say it. Dumbass.
- TreasaLv 58 years ago
First Aid and CPR should be done in person, at a class. Contact your local fire department if you can't afford a class at a college or community center.
- 8 years ago
Our online first aid courses were created and approved by US board certified I highly recommend that you check out the following websites.www.citywidecpr.com
is gaining recognition all across the United States.
More information available at link given below :Source(s): http://www.citywidecpr.com/
- 3 years ago
Well, it depends..