We've seen them too. All those websites with lengthy, barely readable names that look vaguely similar to CPR Today. brandishing logos of their clients, claiming to have been in business for decades and employing teams of medical professionals on their staff. And those irresistibly low prices! Who wouldn't want to get certified by them?
But dig just a little deeper and you will see that these "companies" are not what they appear - most are nothing more than a sloppy (and illegal) copy of CPR Today! website with nothing but a bank account behind it. Over the years we've seen dozens of these websites come and go, collecting clients' payments one day, disappearing the next. Sure, you might get lucky and actually receive a piece of paper from them (although many have not) which they claim to be "nationally validated" or even "accredited" certification. But do you really want to take their word for it? So as you peruse other websites, keep these important tips in mind:
- inspect the website closely: is it professionally designed? does it contain spelling and/or grammatical errors? are the posted seals clickable or merely displayed without issuer's permission?
- compare the company's name and the website address - are they the same or are you being re-directed to a different URL
- look up the company's WhoIs records for longevity and stability
- find out if the company can provide you with a valid business license
- avoid any company that makes sweeping but unsubstantiated claims like ". the only nationally accredited certification. "
- confirm that the website's owner has been verified by Verisign, Trust Guard, COMODO, Thawte, or even PayPal
- review the company's track record by contacting their individual and/or corporate clients
So before you decide to spend your hard-earned money on "certification" that's not worth the paper it's printed on just to save a buck or two, ask yourself if being suspended from work until you get a real CPR/BLS certification (and having to pay for it again, of course) is worth the risk. CPR Today! certification is accepted in more places around the world than any other online certification and is considered the "gold standard". We guarantee compliance with an unconditional 100% money-back guarantee! And remember, CNN's Anderson Cooper and other national media have named us "the best" for a reason - after all, you get what you pay for.
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Why aren't you "accredited" by American Heart Association?
It is important to understand that American Heart Association is not a government agency and as such does not have the authority to "accredit" any other facility's CPR courses. CPR Today! training meets and often exceeds minimum requirements established by most States' licensing boards as well as standards
recommended by the International Guidelines Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), ILCOR, and OSHA. CPR Today! has been consistently recognized as the only valid online alternative to ARC and AHA classes.
How is your certification different from certificate?
The detailed, fully-illustrated lessons in our exclusive online program adhere to the same nationally-recognized BLS guidelines as those conducted by ARC and AHA. All rescue techniques demonstrated in the courses meet and often exceed minimum requirements established by most States' licensing boards as well as standards recommended by the International Guidelines Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), ILCOR, and OSHA. CPR Today! has been consistently recognized as the only valid online alternative to ARC and AHA classes.
What is the difference between classroom BLS courses and your online courses?
While some in-person courses include hands-on training in addition to theoretical skills, our exclusive online program takes advantage of today's technology to interactively demonstrate and provide comprehensive instructions in cognitive and theoretical CPR, BFA and AED skills.
Is your certification accepted by my employer?
Because all our courses are based on current (J)AMA guidelines and closely parallel stringent adult education criteria of those conducted by American Red Cross and American Heart Association as well as International Guidelines Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) standards, CPR Today! has been widely recognized as valid form of certification by esteemed academic institutions, healthcare facilities, commercial firms, and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. as well as Federal and State Government Agencies. CPR Today! program is no less valid than any training provided by American Red Cross or American Heart Association and our certification should comply with most needs. However, all clients are fully protected by CPR Today! money back guarantee.
How long does it take to complete your course?
CPR Today! online program is designed to accommodate every individual's schedule and learning pace. Depending on your level of commitment and taking into account various distractions, when properly reviewed, the average completion time is between 45 minutes and 2 hours.
Can sections of the program be taken separately?
Yes. Every client has unlimited access to the course material for 30 days from date of registration. Since each section in the program is completely self-contained, you can stop and re-start at any time without loss of continuity.
Is the final test very difficult? What if I don't pass?
The final exam is designed to evaluate how well the client has retained CPR Today! course information and consists of multiple choice and true-or-false questions covering all sections of the program. Although most clients receive a passing grade of 85% or better on their first attempt, the exam may be re-taken as many times as necessary during the registration period.
Do you have group rates?