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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 HeartCode® BLS at and print your certificate of completion. Fee is $28.50 (to be paid online). Effective June 1, 2016.
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




Wed Oct 19
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-097Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-098Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-099Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-100Z

Registration Deadline: Oct 12

Tue Nov 1
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-101Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-102Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-103Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-104Z

Registration Deadline: Oct 25

Tue Nov 8
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-105Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-106Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-107Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-108Z

Registration Deadline: Nov 1

Tue Dec 6
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-113Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-114Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-115Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-116Z

Registration Deadline: Nov 29

Wed Dec 7
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-117Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-118Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-119Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-120Z

Registration Deadline: Nov 30

Tue Dec 13
5:30-6pm: WBT 500-121Z
6-6:30pm: WBT 500-122Z
6:30-7pm: WBT 500-123Z
7-7:30pm: WBT 500-124Z

Registration Deadline: Dec 6



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: Students are now required to receive the CPR Provider Manual one week before attending class. Students will be emailed an access code for the e-book manual on the deadline. Students will have a hard copy to use during class. If a student wants a hard copy in exchange of an e-book, they can be picked up before the deadline date at Business Training. After the deadline, a hard copy can be purchased for an additional $25 at Business Training.

Option 2 Schedule

Sat Nov 5
8am-noon: WBT 491-025Z
Book: $29
Registration Deadline: Oct 27


Sat Nov 12
8am-noon: WBT 491-026Z
Book: $29

Registration Deadline: Nov 3

Sat Dec 3
8am-noon: WBT 491-027Z

1-5pm:       WBT 491-028Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Nov 22

Sat Dec 10
8am-noon: WBT 491-029Z

1-5pm:       WBT 491-030Z
Book: $25

Registration Deadline: Dec 1





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