Fully Online CPR Training

Our 100% online CPR certification program is the perfect option for those who want the convenience and efficiency of online training.

Get back to the work you love by earning your online CPR certification from anywhere you have an internet connection.

How the Course Process Works

Just 3 Easy Steps


1.Train for Free

At ProTrainings, we believe everyone should have access to life-saving skills training. Your course is 100% free to take! Pay at the end only once you pass your test.

2.Pass Your Exam

Once you’ve completed the training portion of the program, you will be tested on your knowledge with a final exam. Pass with a score of 80% or better to qualify for certification!

3.Pay & Print

Once you pass your exam, all that’s left to do is pay for your CPR certification and you will receive an email with your printable CPR card right away!

Your wallet card will be mailed to you 5-7 business days after completing your program. Your CPR certification will be valid for 2 years.

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Online CPR Training Acceptance

Increasing Popularity of CPR Training Online

It’s a little-known fact that there is no governing body that sets universal standards for CPR training and certification. In fact, each state department, agency, and employer has the freedom to choose which CPR training methods they’ll accept.

While most organizations teach the research-backed ILCOR and American Heart Association steps for CPR, the requirements for learning and the process for teaching those steps through an online, blended, or classroom course vary greatly.

To determine if an online CPR training program is right for you, consider the effectiveness of online training programs, the organization offering the training, and the current trending acceptance of such programs and whether acceptance is increasing or decreasing over time.  

Is the acceptance of CPR training online expected to increase in the future? Over the years, blended and online learning programs have become increasingly popular. Currently, CPR training online has a 99% acceptance rate with employers and state boards.

The demand for flexible, study-from-anywhere CPR courses has largely been affected by the busy schedules of healthcare workers and other professionals who require CPR certification. The COVID pandemic accelerated the development and acceptance of online programs, as well.

However, as convenient and efficient as online learning can be, it doesn’t replace the valuable hands-on experience a CPR student gets in a classroom setting. In fact, many employers prefer for their employees to complete a CPR training that includes a hands-on component.

Is CPR training online proven to be effective? Absolutely! Online learning works very well for people who learn best by studying at their own pace and who have either taken CPR in-person before or who do not need a hands-on component to meet their employer’s requirements. In addition, several independent studies have shown online CPR certification classes to be as effective or more effective than traditional CPR certification classes.  

Who offers CPR online classes? Every major training provider offers an online CPR course with the exception of the AHA. You can find CPR online classes from ProTrainings, the HSI, ASHI, and the ARC.

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In Summary

Online CPR programs provide convenient access to virtual learning but do not offer the addition of hands-on manikin practice. For this reason, online CPR programs are best suited for individuals who already have hands-on CPR training experience and who simply need to renew or refresh their learning, or for individuals who do not need to show proof of hands-on learning and skills assessment to meet employer requirements. 

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Who Is Online CPR Training Best For?

Because online CPR certification classes do not have a hands-on training component, CPR training online is best suited for someone who already has hands-on CPR experience or performs CPR regularly and is looking for a refresher course. In many cases, medical professionals and others who are confident in their CPR skills are the best candidates for online CPR certification. 

The convenience and efficiency of CPR online classes also makes online CPR certification the best option for those who need a more accessible learning method.

Finally, consider your preferred learning style. CPR online certification is best suited for individuals who learn well in a self-paced environment, are independent, and can hold themselves accountable to completing the program on their own schedules.

CPR Training Online Frequently Asked Questions

What are the pros and cons of taking online CPR training?

As we as a society have moved more towards accessing as much as possible online – from online learning to online grocery shopping and more – most people have become more comfortable with online tools.

CPR online classes are often more affordable, less time-consuming, and more efficient, which is an added bonus for individuals with busy schedules. Online CPR certification programs are also highly accessible since you can progress through your training from anywhere you have an internet connection.

However, while CPR online classes are convenient, efficient, and highly accessible, there are some things that an online CPR certification program can’t replace compared to an in-person learning experience.

The downside to CPR training online is that you do not have the opportunity to ask questions and get real-time answers with an instructor like you would in an in-person class. Also, CPR online classes do not allow you to practice your hands-on skills like you would in a blended or in-person CPR certification program.

Who are the best online CPR training providers?

Everyone learns differently, so the best online CPR training provider for you may not be the best for your friend or colleague. 

We recommend first checking with your employer to see if they have any requirements regarding who provides your training. Then, consider what you want in an online CPR certification provider. 

At ProTrainings, we often get questions from students who are vetting multiple programs. Some of the most impactful factors in your decision-making may include: 
  • Whether your access to the CPR online classes is limited or timed
  • Whether you can take your exam again if you do not pass the first time
  • Whether you can renew your certification through the same program when it’s time to do so
  • Whether your employer accepts online CPR training programs
Be sure to check that the program you choose will be the right long-term solution for you, rather than simply the easiest or cheapest short-term solution.

Is CPR training online hard?

Everyone’s definition of what is easy and what is difficult is different – largely because everyone’s preferred learning style is different.

Luckily, CPR online classes have been around long enough that most online CPR certification providers have taken the time to listen to student feedback and implement improvements along the way.

Our students find that when they complete each module of the course and do so while paying full attention (not while multitasking), they have a far easier time passing the exam.

Everyone’s test-taking ability is different and only 3% of students get a perfect score on their online exam. However, you don’t need a perfect score to pass; you need a score of 80% or better and we allow our students to restudy and retake the exam as many times as they need to to pass.

Should I take online CPR certification?

Only you can decide for yourself which learning method you should pursue. However, research shows that all three learning methods – online, blended, and classroom learning – work well. 

In a review of 15 studies published between 2010 and 2020, researchers concluded that CPR training online is an effective option for students to learn proper life-saving skills.

Ultimately, the goal is for you to learn how to perform CPR well and to be proficient at saving a life if and when the time comes. With that in mind, choose the learning method that will best facilitate your learning based on how you best absorb information and adopt new skills.

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