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FAQs for CPR

How soon should I register for a CPR course?
Classes fill fast! Your program deadline will affect your certification needs. Please contact your program manager for the deadline.

How long is my CPR card valid?
Your card is valid for two years.

Do I need a book?
Yes, but only for the Option 2 – Instructor-Led and Hands-On Skills Session and Test. Textbooks are an integral part of CPR education, before, during, and after the course. You may reuse your textbook during renewals or updates until new science guidelines are published.

When will I receive my CPR Card?
It typically takes 2 to 3 weeks to process. If you need proof sooner, your instructor can issue you a temporary card upon successful course completion.

I’ve lost my CPR card; now what?
Request a replacement CPR card from the Carle Education office at 217/383-3022.


CPR for Healthcare Providers


Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Select an option to receive your CPR certification.

Option 1 – Online and Hands-on Skills Session & Test

Step 1:  Complete BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 at and print your certificate of completion. Fee is $22 (to be paid online).
Step 2:  Register for one of the following to complete a hands-on skills session.
You will be issued an American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card upon successful completion of both sessions.


Option 1 Schedule

Tue Jan 12
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-001Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-002Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-003Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-004Z

Registration Deadline: Jan 5

Tue Feb 2
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-005Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-006Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-007Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-008Z

Registration Deadline: Jan 26

Tue Feb 9
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-009Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-010Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-011Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-012Z

Registration Deadline: Feb 2

Tue Mar 1
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-013Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-014Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-015Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-016Z

Registration Deadline: Feb 23

Tue Mar 8
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-017Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-018Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-019Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-020Z

Registration Deadline: Mar 1

Tue Apr 5
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-021Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-022Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-023Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-024Z

Registration Deadline: Mar 29

Tue Apr 12
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-025Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-026Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-027Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-028Z

Registration Deadline: Apr 5

Tue Apr 19
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-029Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-030Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-031Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-032Z

Registration Deadline: Apr 12

Tue May 3
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-033Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-034Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-035Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-036Z

Registration Deadline: Apr 12

Tue May 10
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-037Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-038Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-039Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-040Z

Registration Deadline: May 3


Option 2Instructor-Led and Hands-On Skills Session and Test
Complete a four-hour traditional instructor-led class, hands-on skills session, including a skills test with an American Heart Association instructor. You will be issued an American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card upon successful course completion.  
BOOK ADDITIONAL: Must be purchased before class at BTCE; cost is $25

Option 2 Schedule

Sat Jan 23
8am-noon: WBT 491-001Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-002Z
Book: $25
Registration Deadline: Jan 15

Sat Feb 6
8am-noon: WBT 491-003Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-004Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Jan 29

Sat Mar 5
8am-noon: WBT 491-05Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-006Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Feb 26

Sat Apr 2
8am-noon: WBT 491-007Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-008Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Mar 28

Sat Apr 9
8am-noon: WBT 491-009Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-010Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Apr 1

Sat May 7
8am-noon: WBT 491-011Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-012Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Apr 29

Sat May 14
8am-noon: WBT 491-013Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-014Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: May 6




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