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American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Training in Philadelphia

FAQ CPR in Philadelphia

When do I get my CPR certification card?

After you complete one of our courses your name goes onto a roster that gets mailed out to the training center I am aligned with. The AHA allows us to take a month but CPRdirects #1 priority is to get your cards to you. It has been as long as two and a half weeks and as short as six days.

I lost my completion CPR card what should I do?


It is the responsibility of the AHA Training Center (where you received your CPR training) to issue a duplicate card if a card is lost, destroyed or otherwise becomes unusable. All requests for duplicate or replacement cards must be submitted directly to the Training Center that issued the original card. Please note that a Training Center may charge a fee for reissuing a card.

How old do i register for one of your CPR courses?

All you have to do click on the blue button that states AHA registration and fill out the form.  If you decide to register via email please include, NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, INSTITUTION, ALONG WITH, THE DATE AND TIME YOU WISH TO TAKE THE CLASS  my email is cprdirect1@gmail.com

How am I supposed to show work that I am CPR certified if I have to in wait two weeks for my card?

CPRdirect has official letters that are signed by myself that also includes my instructor number. If that is not sufficient tell them to call me and we will work it out.

Where do I go to for the online CPR courses?

The first thing you have to do is go to onlineaha.org and choose which course you want. There is the HEARTCODE BLS for Healthcare professionals and then there is HEARTSAVER CPR/AED for everybody else. It is very easy to navigate. Afterwards, you can schedule a skills session with CPRdirect.

If I use my First Aid CPR/AED skills at an incident and the person dies am I liable?

The answer is no. Each state has its own set of laws but, most have what they call "Good Samaritan" laws that protect first responders from liability from an accident. I would get to know your state's laws personally. 

when you pass the CPR test

Heartsaver CPR/AED

BLS Provider

Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED

You can work at a pharmacy as a tech

You can work at a hospital as a tech, nurse or doctor

You could be part of the Boy Scouts

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When out in the field and I really have to perform CPR will I remember my skills?

The biggest thing you must overcome is your adrenaline. Adrenaline is your enemy and will cause you to become confused paralyzed with fear and render you you useless to the team. Keep it as simple as you can. As instructors we teach guidelines to follow.  Every emergency is different and as I teach my students you must adapt and overcome.

Is there a written test in any of your CPR courses?

Yes. The BLS providers course requires you to take a 25 question written test that you must receive an 84% on or else you will need remediation. The heartsaver courses do not require you to take a test unless it is part of onsite training and your supervisor requests that you be tested.

How do you accept payments?

CPRdirect accepts cash or check made payable to CPRdirect LLC. We do accept credit cards but is very costly. If you wish to use your credit card a $3 dollar charge will be added to your price.

How many people do you have in a CPR class at once?

CPR direct in Philadelphia mission is to not only make money but teach information in Philadelphia properly. This is why I have a 3 person limit to my BLS and Heartsaver courses and a one person limit for our skills sessions. This way everybody has a mannequin to practice on. If we missed something refer to our FAQ CPR in Philadelphia. I can't tell you how many times a new guy in  didn't know how to perform CPR.

Does CPRdirect offer pet CPR?

Currently, we do do not offer this course . However,We are looking to get certified so we can offer classes in the near future.

How old do I have to be to do CPR?

  The AHA does not mandate a minimum age requirement for learning CPR. The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. Studies have shown that children as young as nine years old can learn and retain CPR skills.