What to Do When Your CPR Certification Expires

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At American CPR Care Association, we understand the importance of keeping your life-saving CPR credentials up-to-date through certification and recertification. Whether you’re a medical professional or simply someone who wants to make sure that they can administer proper CPR if a life-threatening situation arises, knowing exactly what to do in an emergency situation is essential, as is having the proper credentials to support your skills. 

Who Needs CPR Certification?

Jobs That Require CPR Certification:

Many jobs require current CPR certifications. The most commonly thought of professions which ask for such credentials are those in the medical field, such as doctors, nurses, and EMTs. However, many other professionals must have their current CPR certification in order to stay employed. For example, those working in law enforcement or as firemen must often be certified, as well as those performing as child-care providers, such as teachers or daycare workers. 

Others Who Should Consider CPR Certification:

Even though it may not be required as part of your profession, everyone should consider receiving their up-to-date CPR certification. If you’re in a life-threatening situation in which someone is not breathing, it’s imperative that you possess the skills necessary to provide proper CPR procedures. Without doing so, you may end up hurting the victim or, even worse, not knowing how to begin life-saving procedures at all. 

In addition to wanting to be prepared when an emergency situation arises, there are many professional and practical reasons to obtain your CPR certification, even if you don’t work in healthcare. For example, having a CPR certification can prove advantageous in your work setting regardless of your career. Additionally, having your current certification will prepare you to care for children or the elderly in any capacity, both of whom may be at a higher risk of choking or having accidents which can cause cessation of breath. 

Where Can I Receive Proper CPR Certification?

American CPR Care Association offers a CPR/AED course that includes adult, child, and infant techniques. Our 100%-online CPR certification course includes Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training as well and is valid for 2 years.

In order to become certified in life-saving CPR procedures, check out our course page. Our fully-online CPR/AED course includes a printable and mailed copy of your certification card and is accepted nationwide at a rate of 98%. In addition, if you do not pass your certification course the first time, we will allow you to retake your exam as many times as necessary at no additional cost. 

My CPR Certification Expired. Now What?

At American CPR Care Association, our CPR/AED certification is valid for two years. If your certification has expired or is coming close to expiring, make sure to sign up for our fully-online course which will recertify you to respond to an unconscious adult, child, or infant. 

Additionally, all of our courses are taught by instructors who are trained by the American Heart Association (AHA), and our course curriculum follows AHA guidelines. In addition, American CPR Care Association training meets all standards set by Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
To learn more about administering CPR and receiving your CPR/AED certification, contact American CPR Care Association today at: 1-888-808-9109 or [email protected] or fill out a support form today to have us reach out to you. 

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