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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 Oct 6
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-095Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-096Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-097Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-098Z

Registration Deadline: Sep 29

Tue Oct 13
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-099Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-101Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-102Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-103Z

Registration Deadline: Oct 6

Tue Nov 3
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-104Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-105Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-106Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-107Z

Registration Deadline: Oct 27

Tue Nov 10
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-108Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-109Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-110Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-111Z

Registration Deadline: Nov 3

Tue Dec 1
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-112Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-113Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-114Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-115Z

Registration Deadline: Nov 24

Tue Dec 8
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-116Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-117Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-118Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-119Z

Registration Deadline: Dec 1


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 Sep 12
8am-noon: WBT 491-034Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-035Z
Book: $25
Registration Deadline: Sep 4

Sat Oct 10
8am-noon: WBT 491-036Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-037Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Oct 2

Sat Nov 7
8am-noon: WBT 491-038Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-039Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Oct 31


Sat Dec 5
8am-noon: WBT 491-040Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-041Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Nov 30

Sat Dec 12
8am-noon: WBT 491-042Z
1-5pm: WBT 491-043Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Dec 4




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