Blended learning courses mean that there is some online coursework to be completed prior to the in-person class session. Further details and access will be provided after checkout.
During checkout our complete cancellation and rescheduling policies are outlined. For basic classes you have up to one week before a class to cancel without a fee. Any basic class canceled within a week of class will be charged a $20 fee. For advanced classes (ACLS/PALS), you must cancel within two weeks of class or there is a $50 fee. The fee is for reprinting of certification cards, finding replacement students for class, and mandatory administrative fees. Please note that there are no refunds allowed for online/blended learning keycode courses due to the nature of the product and AHA stipulations. If you are sick we will reschedule for no fee.
Yes! Our Standard Lay-Responder, or Heartsaver Pediatric CPR with First Aid classes meet both DHS Rule 2 and 3 of the MN Childcare laws. Please be sure to indicate at checkout that you are a childcare provider to ensure you get the correct course modules and certification card.
All HeartCert classes are taught by experienced professionals who can knowledgeably speak about real-world CPR and First Aid. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, are licensed, insured, and certified and offer unparalleled prices and customer service.
If you are required to have CPR or First Aid certification, your employer should have the standards and requirements for you. Please review these before selecting a course. With that in mind, HeartCert classes are broken into standard (lay responder) and Healthcare Professional courses. First Aid certification is generally encouraged but not required unless you are a daycare provider, teacher, or have specific requirements for it. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us.
We strive to have the lowest prices in the area and all of our courses follow American Heart Association or American Red Cross standard lengths. For a complete listing of our courses and prices select a course from the navigation bar.
The American Heart Association and American Red Cross have changed the standards for certification/re-certification in 2010 and 2015. There is virtually no difference in the length of the course between renewal/initial, so all of our courses are taught as initial offerings.
Our classes are quite popular and fill up fast, for this reason, prepayment is required to reserve your seat. The quickest, most secure method is to pay via our secure website, however you can choose to pay over the phone or mail payment by contacting us.
Yes! We specialize in on-site, mobile training at other locations. We would prefer a minimum of 6 participants to come to your home or business for the class, but this is negotiable. For more information please go HERE
All of our classes are taught to American Heart Association or American Red Cross standards which meet or exceed any requirements for CPR/AED/First Aid any employer may have. All Certification cards are valid for 2 years. Please note all certification cards are now electronic, E-cards, for certification. This is a faster, safer and more efficient way of offering certification. You are able to print out this certification, look up online or forward to employers at anytime.
This is explained in the checkout process of each class. The AHA requires everyone to have access to a course book before, during and after class. Links and information to purchase the required book are emailed on checkout and access to an ebook is provided for students until they can do so or if there are time or technology constraints by visiting our office. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure they have the appropriate materials and course workbook prior to class, if you need help or have questions please contact us.
For our Heartsaver (standard, lay-responder/non-healthcare) courses, there is an optional written test. If your employer wants a written test completed please let us know, otherwise you simply must attend the entire class and demonstrate all skills that are taught to obtain your certification card. For Healthcare Professional Classes (BLS, ACLS, PALS), there are written and practical exams that must be completed. You must score an 84% or higher to pass. Those who do not pass may be asked to study the material and test again often on another day. You are allowed one re-testing or remediation session free of charge before having to pay for the course again.
The AHA and ARC now use a safer, faster and more secure method for delivery of certification cards, E-cards. Within one week of class your card will be e-mailed to you from the AHA, you can choose to print it or can save and forward to your employer. If you do not want an E-card you must let us know before class.
CEU’s are Continuing Education Units that are often times requested in the Healthcare Field to keep a particular license. The number of hours you are in class you can generally claim for your license renewals. Your certification card is adequate and valid proof of your hours and completion, however, some individuals still prefer to have a separate certificate printed that provides this information. For those who would like this extra certificate, you may elect to have this E-mailed to you after class by selecting the option to add a CEU at checkout. None of the optional course add-ons are required and it is still up to the individual to check with their agency to see if the CEU is what they need for recertification and licensing. If you have already registered and still want to add a CEU (or other product add-on) click HERE or contact us.
No problem! As long as you were certified with our agency we can (e)mail you a new card. Please click HERE to fill out a form and then be sure to complete the process to pay the fee and have your card mailed. If you were certified by another agency you must contact them for a card as we cannot issue one.
We require BLS as a pre-requisite and cap our classes off at 6 students. This coupled with limited breaks and we are able to obtain certification in one full day. We follow all American Heart Association guidelines, including course length and nearly all courses now include an online or blended learning component.
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We offer initial instructor and renewal instructor courses quarterly / as needed. Current instructors may also renew with us. We offer many valuable teaching and tracking tools to make instructing easier. Visit this link to start the process.