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First Aid/CPR/AED Classes

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Learn CPR in Two Minutes

Fill out the form below to get yourself signed up for an upcoming class. Class dates and times vary based on demand, so once our team receives your information, we will contact you to get you signed up for a date and time that works for you.


  • $35 with a current BYUH ID*
  • $50 without a current BYUH ID

*Includes spouses of current students and employees.

If your certification is BYUH/PCC work-related, your department may pay for you to take the class.

If your certification is for personal (non-work related) reasons, we require proof of payment before we can officially sign you up for a class. Payments can be made in the BYUH Cashier's Office (in the Lorenzo Snow Administration Building).

If you cannot attend your class, notify the instructor immediately so you can be rescheduled. Cancellation within 24 hours of class cannot be rescheduled or refunded. You will have to pay the class fee again in order to sign up for a new class.

Email receipts and certificates of online section completion to

Please be aware that if we do not receive proof of payment and proof of completion of the online training, we cannot allow you to attend the hands-on class. Please email and bring both to your class and present them to your instructor.

CPR Saves Lives

Statistics show that the earlier CPR is initiated, the greater the chances of survival. In fact, 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR were performed early enough.

The CPR Timeline is as follows:

  • 0-4 mins. - brain damage unlikely.
  • 4-6 mins. - brain damage possible.
  • 6-10 mins. - brain damage probable.
  • over 10 mins. - probable brain death.

A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

  • Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.
  • Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.

Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.

Click the button below to learn more by visiting the American Heart Association (AHA) "What is CPR" page.

Our classes are done in a "blended learning" style, meaning they are half online and half in person. You will be required to complete the online portion before attending the in-class portion, and you must bring proof of completion to your class.

The online portion features interactive modules that will teach you basic first aid/CPR/AED knowledge and procedures. It takes about three hours to complete. After taking the online training, you will be ready to jump into the hands-on portion of the class.

In the hands-on class, you will practice the skills you learned online with a Red Cross certified instructor. The class takes three hours to complete. You will practice proper techniques for first aid and CPR - including AED use - on our practice dummies.

Fill out the form below to get signed up for a class.

Certifications expire after two years. After expiration, you will need to retake the course in order to get recertified. If your certification has not yet expired, you have the option to "challenge the course," meaning you can study on your own and we will test your skills without a class. To set up a "course challenge" appointment, fill out the form below, and under "Course Type," select "Course Challenge."

Anyone can perform CPR! The American Heart Association (AHA) made the video below to show just how easy performing basic hands-only CPR can be.

Hands-only CPR has only two steps:

  1. Call 9-1-1.
  2. Perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 beats per minute. To help keep your compressions at the right speed, sing one of the following songs to yourself as you perform chest compressions:
    • "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.
    • "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars.
    • "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z.
    • "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith.

Click the button below to visit the AHA website to learn more about hands-only CPR:

First Aid/CPR/AED Class Signup
Classes are generally held every other week. If a class size is too small or overfilled, then it may be rescheduled. We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule your class based on class availability.

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