Do I need to purchase the 2020 AHA Material to attend class?
It's a requirement from AHA that everyone has the most up to date textbook in order to receive a certification. This material should be good at least until 2025 (they usually revise the guidelines every 5 years) so you will be able to us it for future renewals. There is a lot of information in the textbook that is not covered during the class, that's why AHA has made it a requirement.
If this is your first time taking the CPR class, you should purchase and review the material before coming to class. AHA also allows 'open book' exam testing, so you can use your book during the 25 question exam.
I don't make the rules....AHA does. You are welcome to borrow a book from a friend or your work/school if they have any they are willing to loan out. Other than being able to use your book during the exam, we are not using the textbooks during the class.
How do I purchase the BLS book?
You can purchase the e-book by using the link on my website, the cost is $14.00.
If you would rather have a 'hard copy' of the textbook, I will have those available at the class for purchase $20.00. Cash only if you are purchasing a book at the class.
How do I purchase the Heartsaver book?
You can purchase the e-book by using the link on my website, the cost is $2.50.
If you would rather have a 'hard copy' of the textbook, I will have those available at the class for purchase $5.00. Cash only if you are purchasing a book at the class.
Why is the Heartsaver e-Book and textbook cheaper than the BLS ones?
I have no idea, that's the way AHA has priced them.
I'm taking the BLS Healthcare Provider Class....can I purchase the Heartsaver book instead of the BLS one to save some money?
No, if you are receiving a BLS Provider Card and attending the BLS Provider Class, then you need the BLS textbook.
What if I'm just renewing my card, do I still need to take the full course?
You can choose the Blended Learning option if you are a renewal. There is not a significant difference between either attending class or doing the Blended Learning.
The biggest difference is where the majority of the class takes place. With Online Learning you watch online videos and complete tasks online in order to receive a certificate of completion. Once you complete the online portion of the class you schedule a skills session at our office. There you complete skills necessary for the class you are taking in front of an American Heart Association instructor. You then receive your card. Your card looks no different than the cards we give students who sit in class.
Do you provide discounts to groups requesting on-site training?
Yes, we offer a discounted rate when training more than 8 participants.
Are there different First Aid Classes?
Yes, there is Pediatric First Aid, which is the one you need if you work in childcare, and there is the Heartsaver (adult) First Aid, which is for anyone needing First Aid as part of a job requirement.
I keep trying to reach someone in the office, but it always goes to voicemail, what should I do?
You should leave a voicemail. My office phone is set to go straight to voicemail. So, if you need to reach me, please leave me a message and I will call you back, usually within 24 -36 hours. For the quickest response, please text Cindy 219-865-5596
I want to register for a class on the calendar, but I'm not sure if it's full, should I call to check if there's room before I sign up?
If a class is full, it will be marked FULL on the calendar. So, unless you see FULL, there are spots available, go ahead and register on the website.
What time should I arrive at class?
You should arrive 5-15 minutes before start of class to get signed in. Class time starts promptly at time stated and late arrivals (after class has begun) will be considered a 'no show' and will not be able to attend class. American Heart Association requires that to received a certification you must attend the entire class.
Still have questions?
Contact Cindy @ 219-865-5596