Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Who should take this course?
Our online First Aid and CPR courses are designed to
accommodate people who want to learn Basic Life Support, but
whose schedules won't allow lengthy classes or expensive
training sessions. People in health related fields, coaches, caregivers for
the elderly or children, and people associated with athletics will especially
benefit from the cognitive skills acquired in our courses.
anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency situation is
welcome to take our online courses.
- Are CPR and BFA difficult to learn?
CPR and BFA are not very difficult to learn. If you are able
to read English and understand simple statements and facts,
you should have no trouble at all with our online courses.
Adults of all ages and even children should be able to
comprehend and utilize these skills.
- Can I be sued if I perform CPR incorrectly?
Private citizens are protected in most states by the Good
Samaritan Law. This law states that the victim may not sue you
unless you are a professional physician and have demonstrated
gross negligence while performing rescue efforts. As laws can
differ from state to state, it would be wise for you to
discover what kind of protection your state offers you.
- I want to learn First Aid and CPR online, but
wouldn't it be better to take a classroom course from The American
Our online training courses uphold the same established
standards and accepted guidelines as the courses given at The American
Heart Association and The American Red Cross.
However, since the internet is an interactive medium,
available to everyone any time of the day or night, our online
courses have the unique advantage of a flexible schedule not
found in classroom courses. Plus, since we don't have the
extensive overhead and staff of other organizations, we can
cost of certification low, only a fraction of what you'd pay
- Can I take your online course instead of taking a classroom
Our online courses are designed for people who want to learn
BFA and CPR, but do not want to spend a lot of time or money,
while learning the same fundamentals and cognitive
skills as the more expensive and lengthy classroom courses offered by
American Red Cross and
American Heart Association (as well as numerous independent schools).
- What is the cost of your course?
Nothing. Our online First Aid and CPR courses are freely available to
anyone who wants to learn (or recall) BLS procedures. If you want a printable, 2 year
certification card, then you'll need to pay just $24.99 per card.
We also offer laminated cards and wall certificates.
We use PayPal for our secure, online
payment processing and you don't need a PayPal account to use
it. You simply need a credit or debit card.
- What happens once I've taken your online course?
First, you'll have the confidence and satisfaction of knowing
that if an emergency occurs, you will have the basic skills
necessary to act quickly, effectively, and appropriately.
Second, you pay just $24.99 for your printable, 2
year certification card, issued exclusively by
The laminated card and wall certificate are optional.
- When does the certification expire?
- Can I ignore the courses and simply pay for my
Our desire at
www.firstaidcpronline.com is to
facilitate a valuable
service for people who visit our web site. Even though
we cannot prevent you from advancing to certification without
studying the online lessons or taking the quiz, you would
be doing a disservice to yourself and others. Even if you already
know First Aid and CPR, examining our material can be an excellent refresher
course and may only take 30-60 minutes to complete.
- I'm a licensed daycare provider and I need to keep
my First Aid and CPR certification current. Will your
online certification be accepted by my state's licensing board?
Certification requirements vary a lot, not only from
state to state, but sometimes within an individual state (e.g.
from county to county). Most certification boards and
governing bodies have arbitrary BFA/CPR standards,
many being established before online courses
became a legitimate alternative to classroom courses. We suggest that you check
with your employer to make sure our courses and
certifications are accepted. Numerous employers from colleges
to hospitals to school districts do accept our certifications.
Typically, any institution who accepts online certifications
- Do you give refunds?
No. We do not offer any refunds because we email you
tangible goods that can be easily copied. For example, if we
email you your certification cards, then you say you want a
refund for some reason, you already have the goods. We have
no guarantee that you will destroy the goods. Furthermore,
we have already done the work to create the cards, so there
are no refunds.
- How long will it take to receive my certification
We will email you the printable certification card(s) within 24
hours of your payment. After 24 hours, if you haven't received
it, please check your spam or bulk email folder because our
emails sometimes get stuck in there. If you still haven't
received it, please contact us.
- Can I pay with a personal check or money order?
Yes and no. We only offer online payments through PayPal.
They do not accept money orders, but they do accept personal
check payments. They are called e-check payments and they
take 3-5 business days to process, so we recommend using a
debit or credit card, if possible. You may see
Why we use PayPal for more
- What is AED and why do I need to learn it?
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator and it is a
device that helps shock someone's heart into a regular
beating pattern. In our CPR course, we have a small section
on how to use these devices. Plus, a couple of questions in
our CPR quiz are on AEDs. Even if you do not need the AED
section, we recommend taking it anyway. It isn't very long
and it can help you save a life!