It's a common misconception that CPR is best taught by a classroom instructor with hands-on practice and that online training is only allowed if you "get away with it."
Our online CPR training isn't a shortcut — we don't cut corners. We use online training because it's a better way to learn. The truth is that the traditional classroom isn't all it's cracked up to be.
That doesn't mean we discourage hands-on practice though. Blended training (learning online and then practicing on a manikin) is a very popular way that we teach CPR for those who need it.
We've even gone to great lengths to invent a new type of manikin to make blended CPR certification more accessible. The difference is that you can do our version of hands-on practice and never leave home.
What good is a course if it's not accepted? You're counting on us to not only build effective and engaging training, but also to ensure it's accepted everywhere, which is why we have a dedicated compliance team proactively seeking out approvals and working on your behalf when a certificate isn't recognized.
It's because of all these approvals by our relentless compliance department that we can boast a 99% employer acceptance rate across the country. That's why you will actually see "ProTrainings" explicitly listed in state policy documents. No other online/blended CPR training company has as many approvals as we do.
The answer to this may surprise you. It's not the American Heart Association, and it's not us. If you need CPR for professional licensure reasons, then your state board may be involved. But in most cases, it's completely up to your employer! So why not tell them the good news — they can use ProTrainings to better teach their employees and cut costs!
That's not an easy question. You see, state board approval is not always straightforward. Our government? Never...
Some state boards require CPR providers to be officially approved with the state. If this is the case for your state and occupation, then it's easy. Just use the search box below to see if we're on their list.
In other cases, the state only publishes the guidelines for CPR providers to follow. And sometimes, the issue of acceptance is left completely up to your employer.
If in doubt, give our compliance team a call at 855-462-4212 and ask us to check for you.
Surprisingly, the answer is often yes. If you're required to have CPR as a job requirement, then it's up to your employer to decide how you do it, and many employers are choosing online training.
If you need CPR for OSHA or licensure reasons, then you will often be required to perform hands-on practice. Use the search box below to see if there's a specific requirement for your state and occupation.
If you're required to have hands-on practice, your best option is the ProTrainings blended course. It combines the convenience of e-learning with the one-on-one attention of classroom training, and you can still get trained without ever leaving home.
The American Heart Association and the Red Cross are non-profit organizations. They are not governmental bodies and it is not their role to approve other companies to teach CPR.
This gets confusing, however, because many state departments and other accrediting organizations look to the American Heart Association to set the standard for CPR and they expect other training providers to adhere to the American Heart Association guidelines.
To satisfy these requirements, ProTrainings adheres to the guidelines established by the American Heart Association and has been deemed to be an equivalent program by numerous third-party organizations.