Frequently Asked Questions

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How does CPR fundraising work?

CPR fundraising is quite simple to do.  Sign-up and a fundraising professional is assigned to your account.  Provide some basic information about your group or yourself, why your raising funds, start / end dates and where to send the fundraising proceeds checks.

You will then have a custom CPR fundraising program put together with a private fundraising page for your fundraiser.  We will provide you with materials that can be used to promote your CPR fundraising program on social media, group websites, in personal email messages that you and your fundraising participants send to personal contacts as well a brochures that be printed and distributed.

The beauty of online CPR fundraising is that it has a global reach.  Now, family and friends living around the world can participate in your fundraising program while learning life-saving CPR skills in the comfort of their home or office as their busy schedules dictate.

 

Since this is a fundraising program, how much money does the fundraising group receive?

Each fundraising group receives a 50% split on all online training registrations generated during their fundraising program.  This does not include merchandise sales, shipping or other charges or fees.

 

How much does your online CPR fundraising program cost?

Typically, we like to keep the individual participant cost at $20 per person.  This allows the group to earn $10 on every training registration.  However, groups may charge whatever price they feel is appropriate.

 

How long can we run an online CPR fundraising campaign?

CPR fundraising campaigns can be run for any duration you choose.  However, we suggest setting well defined start and end dates.  This helps to ensure that your potential fundraising participants won’t put off their participation which would reduce fundraising revenues for your group.

 

How are fundraising proceeds paid?

Fundraising proceed checks are processed and mailed 14 days after the scheduled end of your fundraising program.  If your group is running an extended fundraising program, lasting longer than 30 days, we will process and mail your fundraising proceeds check(s) 14 days following the end of each month.

 

Can individuals and families conduct CPR fundraising programs to pay for things such as tuition, activity registration fees or other unexpected expenses?

Yes!  CPR fundraising programs are a great way for families to raise money for their children’s activities like sports team / league registration, equipment and / or travel fees and expenses; Cub Scouts; Girl Scouts, etc.  College tuition, book, lab or other higher learning expenses and even emergencies such as medical expenses or simply to earn money to help support their struggling family.

 

What training standards are used in your CPR training programs?

Like every training provider in the Country, CPRfundraising.com models its’ training programs on the current Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) national training guidelines.  The American Red Cross, The American Heart Association and every other national training provider models and develops their training programs based on the current ECC guidelines.  CPRfundraising.com utilizes standards from both the American Red Cross and The American Heart Association based on the best available data based in science and outcome evaluations.

 

How long are your training certifications valid?

CPRfundraising.com’s online CPR certifications are valid for two (2) years from the date the student completes and passes the 25 question course quiz.

 

I was told training providers had to be, “Licensed” to provide online or classroom based training.  Is that correct?

No.  It’s a common misconception that training providers are required to be “Licensed” to provide training.  There is no national, regional, state or local licensing authority as it relates to CPR and first aid training.  Many people confuse being certified training providers for an organization such as the American Heart Association as licensing.  Being a certified training provider or training center simply means that the training provider is authorized to teach for The American Heart Association and that they are required to follow all standards and to pay licensing fees from every registration fee to The American Heart Association.  This is the reason training costs are significantly inflated with authorized training centers / providers, they are required to pay large licensing fees for the use of the organizations logos on their certification cards.  The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross and every other training provider in the Country are all competitors in the same market as it relates to delivering CPR related training programs.

 

Someone told me that kids between the ages of 8 – 16 can learn CPR for free through CPRfundraising.com.  Is that true?

Yes!  Studies suggest that children between 8 – 16 can learn, retain and perform the skills necessary to properly perform adult, child & infant CPR.  Upon completion, each child will be required to complete a 25 question certification quiz.  After successfully passing the certification quiz, each child will receive a child’s certificate of accomplishment.  The certificate is designed and only available for use by kids and the certificate clearly identifies the participant as a child.  Certificates can be printed, framed and hung on the child’s wall!

 

I don’t have time to review all of the material in one sitting.  Can I break it up into more manageable periods of time?

Yes!  That’s the beauty of training online.  You can start and stop the training based on your busy schedule.  You can even go back and review material you’ve already covered.  It’s important to remember that your course is only valid and active for 60 days from the date you started the training program, so don’t put it off for too long!

 

Who sets the training standards as it relates to training requirements for employers and educational institutions?

Individual employers and educational institutions set their own requirements for the level of training and whether or not logos from national training providers are required on certification cards.  Some medical fields require Healthcare Provider level training, a training level above the traditional bystander / community level training programs, while others do not.  Some training programs require training provided by national training providers, such as the American Heart Association, while others do not.  It’s best to check with your employer or school to determine their requirements.  Nearly all employers outside of the healthcare field accept basic / bystander level CPR training certifications from any provider as they should all be modeling their training programs based on the current Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training guidelines.

 

The last time I attended a CPR class I received training materials.  Do you provide that?

Yes!  CPRfundraising.com provides you with a link to download all training manuals FREE of charge from the American Red Cross.  There is NO PURCHASE OR PARTICIPATION REQUIRED to receive these materials.  CPRfundraising.com provides the link to the free materials available to the community from the American Red Cross website.

 

What happens if I don’t pass the certification quiz at the end of the training?

You are provided with a total of four (4) opportunities to pass the certification quiz.  You have the ability to go back and review any or all of the material before retaking the quiz if you desire.  If you are unable to pass the certification exam after the 4th attempt you will be unable to attempt the quiz again.  We would strongly suggest that you participate in a scheduled, hands-on training program to help provide the additional support you may by lacking in the online training program.  Unfortunately, there are no refunds for failing to pass the certification quiz.

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Authorized Training

National training providers such as the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association have no authority to certify any other providers training programs or curriculum other than their own local training centers.

There is no national training authorizing authority as it relates to the issuance of training programs or certifications.

No logos from any other national training provider will appear on CPRfundraising.com's certificates of completion or training certification cards.

Training Standards

CPRfundraising.com training programs have been modeled after the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) national guidelines for Bystander or Community level CPR training.

All training is OSHA compliant. Requirements for CPR training are issued by individual employers and educational institutions. CPRfundraising.com training certification's should not be used for Healthcare Provider Level training requirements or if you will be working as a childcare provider.

Participants are required to verify that our training standards are acceptable for their needs. If you require a certification card instead of a certificate of completion, please select that option during your checkout.

Disclaimer

Online training participants may find it useful or beneficial to participate in a hands-on skill review session, at the conclusion of their online training, to reinforce presented skills. However, there is no legal requirement to do so. Some employers or schools may have individual policies preferring or requiring hands-on skills practice.

Completing CPR training in an online or classroom environment does not guarantee that your resuscitation efforts will be effective if performed in an emergency environment.

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