Let’s take a look at some of the costs of CPR classes, and how we solve some of the logistics issues with attending classes in-person. We’re going to start with the major factors that can contribute to the overall cost of the class. There are several opportunity costs associated with taking a CPR class.
Travel: Let’s take your Saturday back
Many people we’ve spoken to have to drive over 2 hours to get to the nearest CPR class available, adding to the time, making the class take an entire day to complete. We’ve had students from Alaska tell us the nearest class was a flight away.
With our courses, you can learn wherever you learn best. As long as you have a connection, our videos are available to watch on any device that you use to access the internet.
Money: There’s more to to pay for than attending the class
There are many costs to taking CPR classes. Generally you’ll be required to pay for a book on top of the class itself, and the certificate as well. The course materials can range in price from $20-30, and the certificate can be anywhere from $5-10, and that’s after your class fees, which cost somewhere between $45-105. That’s not to mention any travel costs to get to the class, by car or plane, including fuel, coffee, lunch, and depending on timing, dinner.
Our accredited courses are free for high school students in our Student CPR program, and can cost $40-50 depending on if you’re taking lay rescuer CPR and First Aid, or healthcare provider level BLS/CPR and First Aid. And you don’t need to take a plane to get to our class. If you need the hands-on skill evaluation, we have you covered, with SUMO.
Time: Ever cram for a test? Do you remember what subject?
If you’re taking CPR in a classroom, you’re essentially cramming for a test, getting tons of information, once every two years. The exhaustion of that much information while sitting in a stuffy classroom can be overwhelming. That’s part of why you’ll be sold a book to go with a classroom training course. But how many of us will then go and open that book later? And how many of us remember the content from a class we took even a few months later? Let alone two years?
Why not reclaim your time, learning what you need to in a way that you’ll remember it well into the future. Spread out your lessons with our self-paced CPR videos, that are available even if you’ve taken a classroom course. We also have a weekly refresher email which contains the same lessons, one each week, so you can stay refreshed throughout the two-year certification cycle. You can learn on your schedule. You can pause your course at any time, sign back in, and pick up where you left off. And you can re-watch any material, at any time, without interrupting the instructor and holding up the entire class.
So, what is the price of a CPR class?
That depends on what you need for your profession, if you’re taking the class in school, or if you’re learning because you want to know how to save a life.
Free CPR training
This is available for high school students enrolled in schools that take part in our Student CPR program. It’s available to any high school nationwide. We do charge for teachers at the school to get certified in CPR (which does include AED training), as that helps to offset the cost of training the students. We have been running this program for many years and have trained over 100,000 students to save lives, at no cost.
Free training videos
Our videos are also available any time you want to watch them, in our training library. These videos are for use with ProTrainings classes only.
Lay Rescuer (aka Non-Healthcare Provider level) CPR
Our CPR courses for the general workplace tend to cost about $40 for the online training course. We have a variety of courses available at this price point, but we can help you find the course that you need, quickly and easily. Check this out at ProFirstAid.com
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Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR
Our BLS courses for healthcare professionals include CPR. The terms BLS and CPR are both sometimes used to refer to CPR, but BLS often has a few more skills that you can learn here. These courses cost about $50 because of the additional training material. Check this out at ProCPR.org
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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.procpr.org/blog/classroom-cpr/cpr-class-cost