Below are some FAQs regarding our certification classes
What precautions are taken with the current COVID-19 Pandemic?
We take the pandemic very seriously and have incorporated the following changes to keep our students and team safe.
- All students and staff wear face coverings at all times.
- We require temperature checks for all students when they enter our classroom and ask all students to wash their hands prior to class.
- Students are given their own pens to sign in and keep for the entire class.
- We have hand sanitizer stations available for student and staff use.
- Our class sizes are small and students are socially distanced. Each student has their own table.
- We are following all of the COVID protocols from the American Heart Association and American Safety and Health Institute regarding changes to the curriculum.
- All students have their own manikins which are sanitized after each use.
- Classes that are able to be taught virtually (Hospital Fire Safety, Management of Assaultive Behavior) have been updated to an online format.
- We have increased the offerings of our hybrid classes to provide more options to students.
Thank you for your support during this time, we are working as hard as possible to provide you quality, safe education.
When will I receive my CPR card?
You will receive your card immediately after the class! No Waiting!
**The only class that will not receive their cards immediately is NRP. A completion certificate will be given while we wait for the cards from the American Association of Pediatrics.
How long are the certifications valid?
What should I wear?
The class involves hands-on practice so it is best if you wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in. If you have long hair it’s best to wear it back.
How do I pay for the class?
You can register online 24 hours a day at our Classes Page, or you may pay by credit or debit card over the phone at 888-277-3143. If you’d like to pay by cash or money order, you can come in to our Orange office (1835 W Orangewood Ave, #105, Orange, CA 92868) to register. If you would like to come to one of our other office, please call ahead of time so that we can make sure someone is there to help you. Sorry, we don’t accept personal checks.
Who will teach my class?
Your class will be taught by one of our professional firefighters, paramedics, nurses, lifeguards, or EMTs. All of your instructors have performed CPR in real life and will be able to teach you from their first hand experience.
Are your courses through the American Heart Association?
Yes! All of our courses are based off the American Heart Association Guidelines. Our BLS for Healthcare Providers class is through the American Heart Association. Also our ACLS Classes (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS Classes (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and PEARS Classes (Pediatric Emergency Assessment Response and Stabilization) are all taught through the American Heart Association.The CPR, AED, and First Aid course is based off the AHA Guidelines as well. These courses are certified through the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI). We have trained thousands of students and have never had a single problem with this certification. It is 100% guaranteed!
What if I feel like I need a refresher course before my card expires?
All students that have been certified with SureFire CPR can sit in on scheduled classes as many times as they would like during their 2 year certification period. As long as the class is not filled, they are welcome to attend. To schedule a “refresher” call the office! (888) 277-3143
Do you offer CPR and First Aid Classes in any other languages other than English?
Yes! We offer classes in both English and Spanish.
Will Surefire CPR come to my office or home to teach a class?
Absolutely, check out our Onsite classes pages or call our office at 888-277-3143 for more information!
How large of a group can you teach? Do you offer CPR classes outside of Orange County?
We can accommodate any size group! We offer CPR classes in Orange County, but travel to all counties in Southern California including Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside County, and more. Call for details!
Will I have to share a manikin with someone else?
No! Every SureFire CPR student receives their own manikin to practice on. This gives you more hands-on practice time and a shorter class!
I took a class but lost my card. What do I do?
Give us a call at the office and we will send you a new card. The cost for a replacement card for CPR, First Aid or BLS is $15. ACLS, PALS, PEARS, and NRP replacement cards are $20.