CPR Certification Options


CPR Certification Options

Blended Learning vs. Traditional Learning

There are two options for people who are interested in earning their CPR and AED certification: blended learning courses and a traditional classroom course.

Holding a basic life support (BLS) certification or being CPR/AED certified is a pretty empowering accomplishment. Employers are impressed with candidates who are CPR trained because it demonstrates their compassion as well as the ability to act quickly and efficiently. Some employers even require CPR/AED certification and many nonprofits mandate their volunteers have up-to-date certifications. 

There are nearly 350,000 reported cases of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) every year. This makes it one of the leading causes of death in adults. People who are CPR-certified can increase the survival rate by up to 40% when performing proper CPR on a victim of cardiac arrest.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s find the learning environment that’s right for you or you and your employees.

Blended Learning CPR Certification Option

Blended CPR courses offer a combination of online learning and in-person skills practice. Like traditional, classroom courses, blended learning programs provide a 2-year CPR certification upon completion of the program.

Don’t have much time? Want to maximize your social distancing? Blended CPR certification training classes are a great option for people or organizations that want to maintain their productivity while getting a life-saving certification. 

Earning your BLS certification with a blended learning course offers flexibility and convenience for both individuals and employers because the online portion of the coursework is self-paced. Important Zoom meeting? Family commitments? No problem! With blended learning, you determine the schedule.

Once you’ve completed the coursework and have passed the exam, you’ll move on to the in-person portion of the training. The hands-on practical must be completed in person, using a CPR manikin or real-life scenario. Your CPR technique and accuracy will be evaluated by a certified instructor. 

Once you’ve successfully completed the online coursework, passed the exam, and received your instructor’s approval, you’ll be awarded your CPR certification!

Traditional CPR Certification Option

Traditional, instructor-led classes are perfect for individuals or companies who want to complete the training in one sitting. Classes typically last for two to five hours, depending on your certification. 

Traditional CPR classes can be a great opportunity for team-building and show your commitment to the importance of CPR and SCA-awareness. These interactive classes encourage collaboration, shared learning. Plus, if you’re worried about your team completing a self-directed course, traditional CPR classes provide all the motivation you’ll need to obtain a certification.

To arrange a CPR training for your workplace or organization, call Cardio Partners at 866-349-4362 or send an email to customerservice@cardiopartners.com. Cardio Partners offers both traditional and blended learning through the American Red Cross and that American Heart Association. 

DISCLAIMER: The information included in this post and on our website is not intended as legal advice. As legislation changes often, this post may inadvertently contain inaccurate or incomplete information. We urge you to contact your state representative should you require more information about current AED, CPR, and Good Samaritan laws in your state.