The Joint Commission's official policy does not limit CPR training or certification to any company or brand. They are an unbiased organization, and do not require certification through American Heart Association.
ProCPR certification meets the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Standard PC.9.30 for Healthcare organizations other than hospitals (revised PC. 9.30, EP 4 effective July 1, 2006) and JCAHO Standard PC.02.01.11 for Hospitals for resuscitation training. This standard requires that resuscitation training programs be evidence-based, which describes the ECC/ILCOR and AHA published guidelines. JCAHO defines evidence based as “based on empirical evidence or in the absence of empirical evidence, expert consensus (such as consensus statements promoted by professional societies).” ProCPR is "evidence-based" training because it uses the most current ECC/ILCOR and American Heart Association Guidelines as it's source authority.
The Joint Commission standard for CPR training for hospitals is PC.02.01.11. Organizations other than hospitals fall under the previous rule PC.9.30.
Please note that our programs are fully acceptable and are nationally recognized. There is no reason at all that any organization cannot accept our certifications. Yet, there are some employers that may have an exclusionary policy that limits their staff to only getting a CPR certification directly from the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC), due to their long-standing recognition. Those policies have nothing to do with the content or quality of the course. Many of these policies are based on the fact the employer’s education staff only teach AHA or ARC courses. In these cases, they can still accept our certification because our program follows the latest 2015 ECC/ILCOR and American Heart Association Guidelines. Our certifications are fully accredited and valid. Our programs have been professionally reviewed and deemed to meet or exceed the AHA and ARC certifications. You can view some of the approval and acceptance organizations, yet not limited to, by visiting this link:
If you are required to complete a hands-on demonstration, we do offer this through our Blended Course option. In this case, after you complete and pass the online portion, you complete a face-to-face skill evaluation with a live Instructor. An additional fee is applicable for this portion.