CPR Classes in Chicago
CPR can help save lives – and it's something that virtually anyone can learn how to perform. That's why we offer CPR classes in Chicago that are designed for a variety of learning styles. With online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning courses, you can train entirely in an online environment, in a traditional classroom setting, or enroll in a class that blends online coursework with an in-person skills session. Regardless of which type of class you choose, you'll learn the latest proven science and techniques – and gain the skills and confidence needed to help during times of crisis.
When you sign up for one of our Chicago CPR certification classes, you'll not only learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, but you'll also learn how to use proper CPR techniques on children and infants. With instruction on hands-only CPR, as well as CPR that includes both chest compressions and rescue breathing, you can learn how to deliver the right type of care during times of crisis. Browse our newest course listing and get the training you need to help someone of any age.
Through our blended Simulation Learning program, you can earn full, OSHA-compliant CPR certification in a convenient online/in-person format. By combining online coursework with an in-person skills session, our Chicago CPR training classes are easy to work into your schedule. The online portion includes all of the same content that our in-person courses cover, but in a way that's more flexible. And with the option to attend one of a myriad of skills sessions, you'll also gain the opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction to ensure that you understand the techniques addressed in class. For more information on our Simulation Learning CPR certification courses, browse our newest class schedule.
The Red Cross makes it easy for schools in Chicago to provide CPR training to their students and their faculty. Through our special program, your school can enter into an "authorized provider" agreement with the Red Cross, which simply guarantees that the school will adopt Red Cross training exclusively for its health and safety training needs. Afterward, we'll train adult faculty members in CPR and first aid – and provide them with instruction on how to effectively teach students those same skills. Once the course is successfully completed, your students will receive a CPR course completion card. Additional details are available on our CPR Programs for Schools page.
Note: Red Cross CPR programs schools waive student learner fees, however instructor training fees still apply.
It may shock you to discover that CPR skill retention begins to decline within a few months after training, and progressively decreases for about a year* – and less than half of CPR course participants can pass a skills test one year after training*. However, you can combat this skill loss by using refresher materials developed by the American Red Cross. These materials are not designed as a full-fledged CPR refresher course, but rather quick, easy-to-use activities that can help sharpen your skills in just a few short minutes. And when used every three months, they can help you maintain your skills throughout the duration of your two-year certification. If your CPR certification has expired or is about to, browse all of the upcoming CPR classes in Chicago, and get the training you need to maintain your credentials.
*According to a research review conducted by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council
At the Red Cross, you can not only take CPR classes in Chicago that allow you to provide critical care to infants, children and adults, but you can take a wide range of classes for your own education and enjoyment. From first aid and AED classes to swimming lessons and water safety classes, Continuing Education Units for medical professionals and first responders to babysitting classes for tweens and teens, we can help you achieve your goals and make a difference to those in your community. Check our newest course schedule for details on all of the classes available in your area.