FAQ

How do I set up a TRAINING class?

Send us an email, call us directly at  (312) 761-4859, or request training on our website.

How much does a training class cost?

Pricing is based on group size. Please see Request Training.

Can I receive my certification the same day as the class?

Absolutely! Once payment is received, certifications are emailed to you.

How long is my certification valid?

With the exception of Bloodborne Pathogens Training (1-year certification), all American Red Cross certifications are valid for two years.

What happens if I misplace my certification?

You have unlimited access to your certification when it is emailed to you. If you misplace the email, please contact us. Your certification can only be resent to the original email address that you provided us on the day of training. If you change employers and no longer have access to your previous email address, we can issue you a hard copy replacement certificate for $19.95.

What form of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, bank transfers or credit card payments (2.99% fee added if paying by credit card).

Do you require any money down?

A 20% down payment secures your training date!

Are there any contracts?

All future training sessions require a signed contract. We will email over the contract.

Will you come to my business to certify my group?

Absolutely! This is our specialty. We teach safety skills in the working environment you are most likely to use them.

How large of a group can you train?

No job is too big for Take Action CPR. We train many large groups that require multiple sessions over several days. We cap each session at 20 participants. We will bring a team of instructors to ensure that the student to instructor ratio is compliant with the American Red Cross.

Will you notify me when my certification is about to expire?

We send out email reminders three months prior to your certification expiration date.

What type of equipment do you use to train your students?

We use infant and adult Prestan Professional Manikins, which are equipped with a revolutionary new CPR Rate Monitor that allows for instant feedback to both the instructor and the student regarding the rate/depth/quality of chest compressions. The visual feedback from the CPR Rate Monitor gives students a real life feel of delivering 100 compressions per minute. Act Fast Medical anti-choking trainers are used in all of our training classes to teach students how to rescue a conscious choking victim. We also offer AED training during our sessions with a variety of Philips HeartStart products.

Why should I purchase an AED and/or accessories from Take Action CPR?

Each AED that we sell comes with free installation, training, and a custom management program that is designed to greatly enhance workplace safety. Ordering an AED online from Amazon or Ebay seems like a great way to save money, but there are no guarantees that it will even power on during a cardiac arrest emergency if you do not receive a professional installation and have an AED management program in place. We will ensure that you are in compliance with all state AED laws. AED electrodes and batteries expire, so we will notify you when it is time for new equipment. We will also design your custom AED check sheet and train your staff in how to perform a daily, weekly, or monthly AED check. When it comes to purchasing safety products, our expertise and customer service simply cannot be beat.

Why should I get certified by health and safety instructors that are also Firefighters/Paramedics?

It is important to hire a health and safety instructor that has field experience. As Firefighters/Paramedics that respond to 911 calls on an advanced life support ambulance, we know exactly what type of care needs to be rendered by Good Samaritans prior to our arrival at the emergency. Take Action CPR’s safety training classes focus heavily on how to deliver this necessary care before EMS professionals arrive. When you call 911, it may take 5-6 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at your location. Properly handling an emergency (especially sudden cardiac arrest) in these first 5-6 minutes before EMS professionals arrive is ACTUALLY the main reason why victims survive. Many safety trainers cannot effectively train their students because they have no actual field experience. Anyone can take a CPR instructor course, obtain an instructor certification, and then throw on boring videos in the classroom for their students. A large percentage of health and safety instructors have never even performed CPR on a real person. Never hesitate to ask a safety instructor about their level of medical training and what type of experience they can bring to the training classroom. Our trainers have worked hundreds of actual cardiac arrests in the field. It is our mission to increase the out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rate all across the country. We would be honored to include you, the student, in this mission.