Below is a collection of frequently asked questions that students may find helpful. If you cannot find answers to your questions below, please email us.
Do you charge any fees in addition to the cost of the course?
Fees are charged depending on a number of variables. The link below gives explanation of all fees that may be charged in addition to the base course fee.
How do I pay for the course?
West Volusia CPR, LLC accepts only ONLINE payments. Students pay the course fee via PayPal to complete their reservation. Payment of the course fee confirms a student’s seat in the desired class date/time. The option to “Check Out as Guest” is selected if the student does not possess a PayPal account.
Required Course Materials
Per the American Heart Association Program Administration Manual in effect since February 1, 2013;
“Each student must have the current appropriate course textbook readily available for use before, during, and after the course. Textbooks are designed for individual use and are an integral part of the student’s education.”
This is a requirement that cannot and will not be waived. Any student that fails to show proof of possession of a course specific provider manual at the time of class will not be permitted to attend that course at that time.
Effective January 1, 2019 all AHA provider certifications are now issued electronically in the form of an eCard. This form of proof of certification is just as valid as the previously issued paper card. For additional information, please see the attached documents from the American Heart Association.
ACLS Course Pre-Requisites
To attend an ACLS course, all students must present:
- A current BLS for Healthcare provider card.
- A current ACLS provider card (if attending an ACLS Renewal course).
- A Pre-Course Assessment certificate with a score or 84% or higher.
- An ACLS Provider Student Manual (2015-Life is Why)
Alternative Training Options
The American Heart Association provides the choice for online training with hands-on skills evaluation by an AHA instructor. First and foremost, the American Heart Association recommends students to find an instructor FIRST to reserve an appointment for the hands-on skills validation. Additionally, an instructor will provide you with the tools you need to be sure you are ready before you commit time and money on your session.
*Of Special Note* – Skills validations during the Skills Session with an instructor are performed without any prompting or coaching from the instructor. Students are to be competent in performing all skills in accordance within American Heart Association guidelines. Any student who is not able to perform the skills will have the chance to attend a classroom version of the course to address deficiencies in knowledge/skills performance. If this were to occur, the student must first pay the difference between the cost of the classroom course and the Skills Session. Refer to the schedule below for exact costs:
BLS- Pay additional $15 to attend BLS Classroom Course
ACLS- Pay additional $35 to attend ACLS Renewal Classroom Course or $85 to attend ACLS New Provider Classroom Course.
Students who do not pass a Skills Session and choose NOT to attend a classroom course WILL NOT be reimbursed their payment for the Skills Session.