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Online CPR/ First Aid Classes for USCG

Old 03-31-2019, 05:10 PM
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I am applying for my captains license and was wondering if you guys knew of any online CPR / First Aid classes that are approved by the USCG that will work for my initial license application?
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:43 PM
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Go to Red Cross website. You can take online course and then go to Red Cross for the hands on portion.
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:17 PM
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I was hoping for a fully online class, no in class.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ZBWcontroller View Post
Go to Red Cross website. You can take online course and then go to Red Cross for the hands on portion.
This is what I did when I took mine. I couldn't find any online classes that met the requirement. Not sure something as important as that could be taught/evaluated online honestly.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:42 AM
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Do the hands on training and review every year. I had to give CPR to someone on a headboat 15 miles offshore a couple years ago (I was a passenger). No replacement for hands on training.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:32 AM
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The way the course is structured I don't believe you will find one that can be completed online.
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:09 AM
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The way the course is structured I don't believe you will find one that can be completed online.
never heard of online only and because of physical demonstrations and observations that are a necessary part of the learning process i can’t see online only making sense.

Red Cross has a a LOT of class times to choose from including Saturdays and Sundays. Unless you are in the middle of nowhere (?)
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:13 AM
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I don't think online courses are accepted by the USCG. I would call one of the regional testing locations and check on that. They are actually pretty good at answering the phone and helping out.
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How in hell are you going to learn the correct amount of chest compression for CPR in an online course?
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:56 PM
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where can I find the requirements needed for the USCG for the proper course?
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:42 PM
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We use " simple CPR " for all osha / msha guys at work. The test is online but theres actual humans you can call and speak with. It's worth a call to them.
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where can I find the requirements needed for the USCG for the proper course?
call the USCG and ask. very helpful and informative. i know the red cross courses qualify, not sure about what (if any ??) others.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:24 AM
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I took a cpr/first aid class through the red cross. Videos were brutal but it only took an hour or two to get through. The 1-2 hour in class lesson is where you actually learn how to do chest compression's properly and receive detailed instruction on how a defibrillator works, clicking a button on the computer did not teach me this skill and took a bit of practice on the dummy to get it right. If you have not done this before I would recommend doing it. Fishingpartnership.com offers a free training class for this but it is not online so that's probably not going to work for you, red cross was about $100 and they have plenty of times and locations. This is what I could find on the USCG requirement but there's probably a CFR for it, good luck.

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