The required CPR certification is the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. This is the only CPR certification that is acceptable; we do not accept Red Cross, Heartsaver, First Aid certifications. Online CPR certifications are not accepted; all courses must be completed in an in-person training classroom or hybrid program (on-line and in person return demonstration).
There are 3 ways you can obtain the correct CPR certification:
No matter which class you attend, you must submit a copy of your training certificate or card. CPR card needs to be submitted during onboarding to the Nursing Volunteer Program and before your first volunteer shift. You will not be eligible to start the program if CPR training is not complete by Day 1 of the rotation.
I completed the CPR certification class recently. I do not have my card yet but can get a letter saying I did the class already. Is this good enough?
No, we need a copy of your CPR card so that you can be cleared to volunteer.
My CPR card expires a month after the new rotation, will this be accepted?
Your CPR card needs to be valid until at least 6 months after the start of the new rotation. You are responsible for renewing your certification before it expires.