The question of whether an online CPR class will be accepted comes down to one question:
Is it done 100% online?
If the answer is yes, then it will NOT be accepted by any credible healthcare organization. Other employers will also not accept it.
I know you’ve probably have seen a bunch of online websites selling a certificate, but think about it. Why would any organization that needs to comply with government regulations or OSHA say it’s OK for you to do it online when the regulatory people say it’s not…they wouldn’t. Just because someone sells a card, doesn’t mean it has any value.
I know you are looking for a quick and easy way to get your card, but the only alternative for people needing a card without spending a bunch of time in class is to do a ‘blended’ course. The blended course offered by us from the American Heart Association is NOT 100% online. You do the bookwork stuff, watching the videos, etc… online and then come in and do a skills session in person. So we make sure you understood all the concepts and can actually do CPR.
The same card is issued after a blended class as the one issued after a 4 hour class. The great thing is that you can pretty much get the entire process done in 2 hours of total time. Again, the only one accepted is from the AHA. You can sign up for it here. We also offer traditional classroom classes as well.
If you have questions give me, Jeff, a call at 616-947-1007.