Course Materials

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Attention: Chicago CPR Now does not profit from fees collected for course materials produced by the American Heart Association.

However, some course materials can only be purchased by Chicago CPR Now. These fees are collected on behalf of the student and are used for purchasing the course materials directly from the American Heart Association or their designated vendors.

Attention: Inversely, the American Heart Association does not receive any revenue from fees collected, except for a portion of fees related to course materials, specifically course completion eCards (formerly known as the “CPR card”) as stated above.

Chicago CPR Now has always included the cost of the course completion eCard in the cost of training since we opened. In a way we still do. In October 2017 The American Heart Association made some drastic changes in pricing of course materials. There was a shift in prices that resulted in course completion eCards for Heartsaver classes costing nearly 10x’s as much as they used to. While costs for eCards has increased slightly, the Heartsaver programs were hit the hardest.

In 2017 we raised the cost of class (the first time in 9 years!) to compensate for this increase in the cost of the course completion eCard. Customers noticed this increase and we had so many inquiries it distracted business. Therefore, Chicago CPR Now lists these costs for this course material on a separate line items in the Heartsaver class registrations to demonstrate where your money is going. Chicago CPR Now cannot stress this enough, money collected for course completion eCards is used to purchase said eCards and Chicago CPR Now does not profit in the sale of these cards.

Heartsaver Classes

Course Training Fee Course Completion eCard Total
(without Student Manual)
Student Manual
(Product Number)
Heartsaver
CPR / AED
$50 $20 * not included in training fee $70 $2.50 (15-1020)
ISBN: 978-1-61669-421-0
Heartsaver First Aid /
/CPR / AED
$95 $20 * not included in training fee $115 $2.50 (15-1018)
ISBN: 978-1-61669-424-1
Heartsaver
First Aid (no CPR)
$45 $20 * not included in training fee $65 $2.50 (15-1021)
ISBN: 978-1-61669-422-7
Items in RED represent revenu for the American Heart Association and not Chicago CPR Now.

* - Chicago CPR Now does not profit in the sale of course completiion eCards or Student Manuals. Chicago CPR Now is authorized to purchase course completion eCards and collects money in order to do so, as well as Student Manuals.


Healthcare Provider Classes

Course Training Fee Course Completion eCard Total
(without Student Manual)
Student Manual
(Product Number)
Basic Life
Support (BLS)
$55 Included in training fee ($2.40) $55 $14 (15-1010)
ISBN: 978-1-61669-407-4
Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS)
$180 Included in training fee ($5.40) $180 $39 (15-1005)
ISBN: 978-1-61669-400-5
Pediatric Advanced
Life Support (PALS)
$180 Included in trianing fee ($5.40) $180 $46 (15-1058)
ISBN: 978-1-61669-599-0
Items in RED represent revenu for the American Heart Association and not Chicago CPR Now.


Online / eLearning Options

Course Part 1 Course Completion eCard Student Manual Skills Check Fee Total
Heartsaver
CPR / AED
$15
(15-1401)
$20 * not included in Skill's Check Included in Part 1 $50 $85
Heartsaver First Aid /
CPR / AED
$30
(15-1403)
$20 * not included in Skill's Check Included in Part 1 $85 $135
Heartsaver
First Aid (no CPR)
$20
(15-1402)
$20 * not included in Skill's Check Included in Part 1 $45 $85
Heartsaver
Pediatric First Aid
$20
(15-1404)
$20 * not included in Skill's Check Included in Part 1 $85 $125
Basic Life
Support (BLS)
$28.50
(15-1400)
Included in Skill's Check ($2.40) Included in Part 1 $60 $88.50
Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS)
$132
(15-1407)
Included in Skill's Check ($5.40) Included in Part 1 $125 $257
Pediatric Advanced
Life Support (PALS)
$132
(15-1412)
Included in Skill's Check ($5.40) Included in Part 1 $125 $257
Items in RED represent revenu for the American Heart Association and not Chicago CPR Now.

* - Chicago CPR Now does not profit in the sale of course completiion eCards or Student Manuals. Chicago CPR Now is authorized to purchase course completion eCards and collects money in order to do so, as well as Student Manuals.

These are the American Heart Association manufacturers suggested retail prices. Prices are subject to change without warning exhibited by the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association and their vendors (including Community Training Centers) set these rates, Chicago CPR Now does not have any influence on these suggested rates nor do we profit in the sale of course completion eCards or Student Manuals.

Course Completion eCards:

Course completion eCards used to be included in all of Chicago CPR Now’s classes. In October 2017 the American Heart Association without warning made a surprise change in the pricing structure of their course materials. Overnight the American Heart Association raised the price of Heartsaver course completion eCards by more than 850%.  That is not a miscalculation.

During the course of any Heartsaver program course completion eCards need to be issued and assigned to every student. To demonstrate where this money is disseminated Chicago CPR Now lists this course completion eCard on a separate line item during the registration process. Course completion eCards did not change in price for BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Therefore, the cost of these course completion eCards is still included in the price for training for these classes.

If this course completion eCard option was somehow accidentally un-checked during the registration process students are considered to have reserved their seat for class but have yet to complete their payment – they will not be issued a course completion eCard till the entire payment has been satisfied. Student will then have to complete this payment. A $2 fee is assessed for this if the student has already completed the class.

Course completion eCards are either purchased directly from the Community Training Center or directly from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is responsible for the manufacturer suggested retail price. Chicago CPR Now does not have anything to do with price setting. Chicago CPR Now is authorized to purchase course completion eCards, students are not able to do this themselves. All funds collected for course completion eCards are allocated for purchasing these course materials from the American Heart Association and does not represent income for Chicago CPR Now. Inversely, the American Heart Association does not receive any revenue from fees collected, except for a portion of fees related to course materials as explained herein.

For more information from the American Heart Association regarding course completion eCards click here

Student Manuals:

Student manuals are designed to assist the student before, during, and after the course. Manuals are designed to prepare the student prior to class. The student is responsible for reviewing all the material before class. Students can follow along in the manual during class. Students manuals are also to be used after class for reference.

Students who have access to student manuals can continue to use them as long as they are the current version/edition. Course materials are updated every five years. If you have a question if your student manual is current, you can compare the product numbers and/or ISBN numbers as above. Chicago CPR Now encourages students to share manuals and to lend manuals out to save on the cost of the class as long as students have access to these manuals.

Student manuals can be purchased at our office as long as supplies exist. If you need a student manual we encourage you to arrive a few minutes earlier than you have already planned and discuss purchasing your student manual with the instructor the day of your class.