Steps to Obtaining a CPR Certification

Obtaining a CPR Certification

Obtaining a CPR Certification


Article by Kielyn Wayland
Philosophy of People
Magazine: Issue #18

There are several ways to obtain a CPR certification. 

Step 1.

You can contact the American Heart Association by calling them or by going to their website to search for classes in your area. When you find the class that’s right for you, you may decide if you want to take the course in a classroom setting, which will be around 4 hours and 30 minutes if it’s an initial class and 4 hours if it’s a renewal. If you decide that you would like to take the online course, it takes about 1 – 2 hours online and additional time for your skill session.

Step 2.

If you are employed, your employer may be willing to pay for your certification.

Step 3.

Once you find which course you would like to take, register and attend the course. 

Step 4.

After you complete the course in the classroom, you will have to do a skill session and also a written exam. If you had taken the online course, after you take your exam online you will have to find an instructor and schedule a skill evaluation.


Step 5.

Once you successfully pass the exam and the skills, you will either receive your CPR completion card after the class or it will be mailed to you depending on which training center you attend.

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