Cape Cod CPR Programs FAQ

Will my school/employer recognize your certification?

Yes. All certifications through Cape Cod CPR & First Aid are nationally and internationally recognized.

I am a nursing/dental or medical student, what certification do I need?

You need to take the BLS Provider course.

Do I receive my certification card immediately at the end of the class?

No. But hold on right there! All course certificates, except babysitter certification, are emailed directly to the student upon successful completion. The American Heart Association (BLS CPR, ACLS, PALS, PEARS) and Emergency Care and Safety Institute (CPR & AED, First Aid) have made an electronic card transition earlier in the year. All students will receive an email directly from these institutions, depending on the course taken, with either a link or attached certification card and wall certificate. Each card has a unique identifier specific to each student to help combat fraud. Per AHA regulations, we require 2 weeks to issue cards, however students receive their cards within 48 hours 99% of the time.

If I take the course online will my employer accept it?

Yes. You will receive the same certification card as anyone who takes the full course in person. You still need to register for the "skills check-off" to receive a certification card. (Applies to BLS, ACLS, and PALS only) There is no distinction and no one but you will no you took the course online.

Is a book required and if so, how do I get it?

If you are taking CPR, BLS, ACLS, or PALS for the first time a book is required. You can purchase your book here.

I’m not in healthcare but I want to learn CPR what course should I take?

The CPR & AED course covers CPR basics and meets the needs of non-healthcare providers. It certifies you in CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants and includes choking relief.

How long does certification last?

CPR and First Aid certifications from Cape Cod CPR & First Aid Training are valid for 2 full years from the course completion date.

I completed my online BLS, ACLS, or PALS course. How do I schedule my skills check off?

Please view our class schedule and choose a date and time that best works for you with the online class you took. You must bring the completion certificate with you to the skills check. No refunds will be issued if you fail to bring the certificate.

How long do I have to complete my skills check off after I finish my online course?

You have 60 days to complete your skills session.

Do I have to pay separate for skills check off?

Yes. The AHA charges a fee for the online course, and we charge another fee for the skills check. View our "Online Courses" page for more information.

What do I have to do at the skills check off?

Your online course will inform you of the skills you’ll need to perform at your skills check off session.

I’ve never had a BLS Provider, ACLS or PALS certification. Is it okay to take the online course?

If you’ve never had a hands on CPR course it is recommended that you enroll in a in-person, classroom, course rather than online.

Will I receive continuing education credits for taking an online course?

Yes. Some online courses issue continuing education credits. Refer to the online course page for detailed information.

I lost my certification card. What do I do?

If your card was issued by Cape Cod CPR & First Aid Training, we will have you in our data base. We can issue a replacement card for a nominal fee.

I lost my online course completion certificate. What do I do?

You must login to http://www.onlineaha.org/ and click view/print certificates. You will be able to see all completed courses and their certificates there

I registered for a class and can not attend. What do I do?

Please see our refund and cancellation policy here.

I registered for my skills check off session but I can not attend. What do I do?

Please see our refund and cancellation policy here.

Are your certifications OSHA approved?

Yes. All of our certifications meet or exceed OSHA standards.