How Do You Take Red Cross Basic CPR Training?


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To take an American Red Cross CPR training class, sign up and pay for the class at RedCross.org. Classes are offered in a classroom setting or through an online course which culminates in a single in-person demonstration session, resulting in a two-year CPR certification. Times and locations for all American Red Cross training classes are available at the American Red Cross website.

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As of 2015, the cost for enrolling in either the classroom or online-plus-classroom version of the American Red Cross CPR class is $110. Classroom times and durations vary by location, but most are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time. There are over 550 locations throughout the United States where the American Red Cross offers CPR classes.

After completing the training class, participants receive a digital certificate that remains valid for two years. Each certificate can be printed as needed and contains both a unique ID and QR code to meet employment verification standards. The cost of the class includes access to online learning materials and refresher classes. While online-only classes for CPR training are offered by the American Red Cross, participants must attend a classroom session through the classroom option or blended learning option to receive full certification. Online-only courses are work-at-your-own-pace and accessible to users for two years after they sign up.

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