American Heart Association CPR/BLS Renewal Classes in San Jose
Online CPR Classes & Fake Cards
Have you ever heard about taking a CPR class over the computer? If you search on google, you will see lots of companies that offer online cpr certification classes from the convenience of home. However, the cards they issue are not official or valid certification cards. This is an internet scam.
I decided to take one of these classes to see what would happen. I paid $40 and then took a 7 question test. Two minutes later I was able to print out a CPR card. My card even had a computer generated instructor name on the back. Does this sound like a legitimate training course?
These online training companies trick the unsuspecting public by offering 100% money back guarantees if the card is not accepted. However, they already know the card is not acceptable for any type of job in San Jose. Good luck trying to get your money returned. Some of them even offer a lifetime certification, which does not make any sense since the guidelines change every 5 years. Tell your friends and coworkers about this internet scam.
So to be on the safe side, avoid these online CPR classes, and instead take an official American Heart Association certified course in San Jose. Classes are offered on a regular basis at 545 Meridian Ave, SJ, CA 95126.
AHA Blended eLearning Training
The American Heart Association has developed blended ACLS courses for the busy professional. These are not online training courses since they combine training over the computer with skills testing. The skills portion involves a demonstration of the skills under the watchful eyes of an AHA CPR or ACLS instructor to make sure you can master the skills. We offer these CPR renewal training courses in San Jose, CA.
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American Heart Association BLS
This course goes by a few different names including BLS, BCLS, C-level, BLS HCP, but the official name is American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider. Now you can see why people like to shorten the name. The BLS course covers CPR for all the age groups, how to properly use a defibrillator, pocket mask, ambu style bag valve mask, 2 person CPR, and choke-saving techniques.
Over the past few years, we have had students come to our training who took a class with another company and the card was not accepted since it was not by the American Heart Association.
Here are a few questions to ask your CPR provider before registering for a class.
1. When do I receive my BLS card?
2. When do I pay?
3. What certification card is issued?
Childcare: EMSA/Title 22
Child care providers who work in Santa Clara County are required by law to have 15 hours of training. This includes 8 hours of Pediatric CPR and First-aid and 7 hours of Health and Safety. If your child care center or home family day care does not have someone who possess these certifications during inspection by the Community Care Licensing, you would be fined.
Warning: There are a few companies in the South Bay who say they are EMSA certified, but in fact do not teach certified EMSA courses. Our EMSA license number is DC-0204. You can view our EMSA CPR & First-aid certification license. Or you can view the official Childcare EMSA site and see Safety Training Seminars listed as a provider. Be sure to check. I am sure you would not want to take 15 hours of training only to discover that it is not the appropriate certification.
When you are searching to find a CPR class, there are a lot of choices out there. Most people find a course by looking on Google or Bing. Here is a list of things to keep in mind when deciding to find a company to renew your CPR or First-aid certification card.
1. American Heart Association
2. When are cards issued.
4. Cancellation Policy
Other San Jose CPR companies have a no cancellation policy. This means after you pay, if you do not show up, you would have to pay for the course again.
5. Unauthorized Classes
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