CPR Courses

CERT is an official provider of The Heart and Stroke Foundation courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  CPR training is included with all first aid courses.  Certification cards are issued to students who successfully complete these courses. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends annual retraining as CPR is an important life-time skill. Individuals who have taken a CPR course qualify to take retraining courses anytime thereafter. The following is a list of available CPR Courses.


Heart Saver CPR (Level ‘A’ and ‘B’)

Time: 3-4 hrs

Heart Saver ‘A’ focuses on emergency procedures for adult patients.  Where Heart Saver ‘B’ focuses on emergency procedures for adult s and children or infants.  Other topics include:
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Mission and Major Initiatives.
  • Promotion of heart-healthy living: risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
  • Warning signs of heart attack and stroke.
  • Heart disease and stroke in women.
  • Definition of CPR.
  • The “Chain of Survival”.
  • Performing CPR on adults (one-rescuer).
  • Clearing airway obstructions in adults (choking).
  • Barrier Devices.


Basic Rescuer CPR (Level 'C')

Time: 6-8 hrs

This course focuses on emergency procedures for adult, child and infant patients.  This includes choking emergencies, airway management, rescue breathing and CPR.  Other topics include:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Mission and Major Initiatives.
  • Promotion of heart-healthy living: risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
  • Warnings signs of heart attack and stroke.
  • Heart disease and stroke in women.
  • Function and structure of the heart and lungs.
  • Causes of Cardiac Arrest and Definition of CPR.
  • The “Chain of Survival”.
  • Performing CPR on adults, children and infants (one- and two-rescuers).
  • CPR special considerations (pregnancy, mouth to stoma etc.).
  • Clearing airway obstructions in adults, children and infants (choking).
  • Barrier Devices.
  • Prevention of childhood injuries.
  • Safe and healthy lifestyles.


Infant and Child CPR (Level ‘D’)

Time: 3-4 hrs

This course focuses on emergency procedures for infant and child patients. Topics include:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Mission and Major Initiatives.
  • Promotion of heart-healthy living: risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
  • Recognition of heart attack and respiratory arrest.
  • Definition of CPR.
  • The “Chain of Survival”.
  • Performing CPR on children and infants CPR (one-rescuer).
  • Clearing airway obstructions in children and infants (choking).
  • Barrier Devices.
  • Prevention of childhood injuries.
  • Safe and healthy lifestyles.