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Once you take CPR training, you are going to need to realize that it is not going to be enough to get certified just once in your lifetime. It is important that you get your CPR certification renewed every two years at it expires and there is a need for recertification. CPR is something that is very important and used quite often in our daily lives so you need to make sure that you are always on top of any new methods or changes in the training courses. As a matter of fact, many of the jobs that you will find today will require that you have a valid CPR certification, which will call for CPR recertification every two years and never waiting for time to lapse so that your certification can run out.
Why Is Recertification So Important?
There are studies that have shown that staggering numbers of people who are CPR certified will be able to pass a skills test within one year after their original training. This makes recertification something that is very important as you will need to refresh all of your skills and knowledge when it comes to the process as well as any changing guidelines. Every couple of years, there are new changes to the CPR guidelines that everyone who is trained in CPR will have to know.
The best part of CPR recertification is that the classes that you need do not take a large investment in terms of time and they are not expensive in nature. At one point in your life, you dedicated your time to learn how to save a life and you can keep that commitment simply by renewing your CPR certification every two years as required by all CPR providers. As a matter of fact, many of the employers today will even pay for your training and make sure that you are able to stay fully certified and up to date at all times.
There are also a number of options that you will have available to you whenever you are in need of renewing your CPR certification. If you have a certification through the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, you will be able to take a review or challenge course through one of the programs that they offer. The review is simply a course that goes over the all of the materials that will then be followed up with an exam. The challenge course will skip over the review portion and the overall teaching component and you can jump right to taking the exam for recertification for CPR.
No matter what, you are going to find that if you would like to continue having the ability to save a life while being certified in CPR, you will need to make sure that you go through the proper motions for recertification. In the end, you will have the certification that you can list as part of your qualifications and you will always have the latest guidelines in mind and remain up to date on everything having to do with CPR.