General FAQ

Q. Do I get certified by the American Heart Association?
A. Yes, all courses taught are the American Heart Association curriculum, CPR certifications are good for 2 years and issued by the American Heart Association. Community Training Associates is an      authorized training center site of CPR and ECC Courses of the American Heart Association Training Center and as such fall under their internal accreditation programs.

Community Training Associates is an affiliated with Life Force USA.
All information can be verified by calling the American Heart Association National Center at 1-877-AHA-4CPR or 1-888-CPR-LINE

Q. How can I verify if you are an Authorized Provider of CPR and ECC of the American Heart Association?
A. To verify us with the American Heart Association you can call the AHA National Service Center at 1-877-AHA-4CPR or 1-888-CPR-LINE. Provide them with the AHA Class ID & the AHA Training Site ID (Listed on the Course Registration of each class date on our calendar) and they can verify the class as an approved AHA CPR Class.

Q. How soon will I get my CPR Card?
A. BLS Healthcare Provider, & Heartsaver CPR AED cards are mailed within 5-7 days. Proof of training is available same day.

Q. What Payments do you accept?
A. You can pay in person at the start of the class (Cash/Money Order/Credit Card/PayPal, Check) or you can pay via PayPal with a credit card ahead of time. If you pay on day of class a book/manual will not be sent to you ahead of time.

Q. If I take an Online course, how does that work?
A. All Online courses MUST be taken via the American Heart Association Online Portal, ( Once you take the online class, the AHA will present you with a certificate with a serial number/proof of completing the online course. Then you must meet with us to practice your skills in person on the manikins and equipment, followed by a skills test. Once you complete your skills test, then the physical card will be issued by the American Heart Association.

Q. Why are other websites so cheap, what’s the catch with those $19.95 CPR cards?
A. Please be very careful and look out for fake CPR classes, especially the online versions that advertise for instant certification. The American Heart Association DOES NOT give instant cards online. Community Training Associates teaches to the American Heart Association standard, but some places do not. Our classes are required for Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics, Nursing Students, Lifeguards, EMT and meet specific guidelines are set by the AHA. Our prices are very competitive, and lower than most. If you find a CPR class cheaper we will honor their price.

Q. Why don’t you offer “instant” CPR card online?
A. Because the American Heart Association does not offer instant CPR cards or wallet cards online. The American Heart Association does not give instant certification cards . Websites will present misleading information that they, “teach to the standards of the American Heart Association”, but do not issue you an American Heart Association Certification. Community Training Associates is an authorized provider for the American Heart Association.

Q. Do you offer onsite CPR training?
A. Yes we offer onsite CPR training at your home or business but you must have a minimum of 8 people. Call us at 609.CPR.3015 OR 609.277.3015 for a quote.