CPR certification is a requirement for many jobs and professions. Health professionals such as doctors/nurses/dentists etc. are required to undertake regular CPR training & recertification to ensure they remain fit for practice.
However many other people require CPR certification for non medical jobs. For example babysitters, youth workers, school teachers, office staff…the list is endless. In many cases having a CPR certificate can be a great item to add to your CV when applying for jobs.
How can I get a CPR certificate?
Many training providers offer CPR classes where you can become certified in CPR. This will cost you however and you should do your research thoroughly to ensure you’re getting the best deal for CPR training.
Also – its important to train with a reputable provider. When choosing your training provider make sure you check basic things such as the registrations and qualifications of the people teaching the CPR course.
We’d recommend going with one of the larger organisations, for example the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
How long does a CPR certificate last for?
It depends on the training provider however CPR certificates generally last for 1 – 2 years. Some healthcare professionals may be required to recertify every year.
Can I get a CPR certificate online?
Some providers offer online CPR certification and classes. We believe however the best way to learn is ‘hands on’ and nothing beats practical classroom experience.
Our free online CPR practice tests are a great way of preparing you for any upcoming CPR exams or assessments. They will help you develop your theoretical knowledge of resuscitation and build your confidence in delivering this lifesaving first aid skill.