WKU CPR Training Center | Western Kentucky University

WKU CPR Training Center

The WKU CPR Training Center provides high quality CPR and first aid courses to WKU
students, faculty/staff, and community members in the BRADD region. The training center
is in affiliation and compliance with the American Heart Association (AHA).

 

 

 

 

Courses provided: 

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid 

Heartsaver CPR and first aid courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical
experience. After completing the course, participants receive a two-year certification. 

  • Adult/child/infant CPR and AED: 4 hrs – $75/person
  • First Aid only: 4 hrs – $75/person 
  • CPR & First Aid: 7 hrs – $100/person

Heartsaver for K-12 Schools

Heartsaver for K-12 Schools

K-12 schools wishing to train their students, faculty, and staff are eligible for
the Heartsaver K-12 course. This course covers the same material as the Heartsaver
CPR and First Aid, but is offered at a reduced cost.

  • Adult/child/infant CPR and AED: 4 hrs – $30/person 
  • First Aid only: 4 hrs – $30/person 
  • CPR and First Aid: 7 hrs – $50/person 

Discounts may be available for school districts looking to host multiple courses.
Contact Catherine Malin with inquiries. 

Heartsaver Skills Checkoff

Heartsaver Skills Check Off

Course Prerequisite: Heartsaver Blended Learning Course through https://elearning.heart.org/ (additional cost)

This is designed for participants who have completed the online Heartsaver course
through the American Heart Association. Upon completing the online portion, students
can register to complete their skills checkoff with the WKU CPR Training Center. 

  • Heartsaver CPR and first aid skills: 1 hr – $50

Skills checkoffs are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact Gerita Cook to schedule your checkoff. 

BLS

Basic Life Support (BLS)

This course is designed for prehospital providers and in-facility hospital providers. 

  • BLS: 4 hrs – $75/person

BLS Skills Checkoff

BLS Skills Check Off

Course prerequisite: HeartCode BLS through https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls (additional cost)

This is designed for participants who have completed the online HeartCode BLS course
through the American Heart Association. Upon completing the online portion, participants
can register to complete their skills checkoff with the WKU CPR Training Center. 

  • BLS skills: 1 hr, $45

Skills checkoffs are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact Gerita Cook to schedule your checkoff. 

Instructor Course

Heartsaver and BLS Instructor Course

Want to teach CPR and first aid? Become an AHA Heartsaver or BLS instructor. This
course trains you to lead CPR and first aid courses. After completing this course,
you will be added to the AHA's instructor portal and can begin conducting your own
courses.

  • Instructor fee: $350/person 
  • Renewal fee: $30

To become an instructor contact Gerita Cook for more details. 

Instructor Information

Instructor Information

Rosters – All CPR and first aid instructors must submit their course rosters to Gerita Cook.

CPR Cards – All AHA certification cards are now electronic. Once your roster is submitted,
you can access your class's eCards through your AHA instructor portal. 

Roster fee – There is a $10 roster fee per course

Card fees – 

  • Heartsaver = $25/student 
  • K-12 Schools Heartsaver = $8/student
  • BLS = $8/student
  • PALS = $10/student
  • ACLS = $10/student
  • PEARS = $10/student

Payment Information

Payment Information

The WKU CPR Training Center only accepts money orders and checks. Checks are to be
written out to WKU CPR Training Center. 

If you are an on-campus department, you can pay through inter-account. 

 

Upcoming Courses

All upcoming courses are held at Western Kentucky University in Academic Complex room
411. Parking information will be provided closer to test date. Courses must have a
minimum of 4 people to run. If WKU closes due to inclement weather, CPR classes will
be canceled and participants will be rescheduled. 

All payments are due day-of. Participants can pay via check or money order (written
out to WKU CPR Training Center). 

 

 To register for classes go to AHA's website and search Western Kentucky University. 

 

Courses are also offered on an as-needed basis; including at your event or business.
To schedule a course, contact Gerita Cook or call 270-745-3762. 

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