How to add hands-on

How to add hands-on (online course + hands-on)

Whether or not you require a hands-on component is up to the discretion of your state board, employer, or institution.  You can feel free to visit this link to see if we have those guidelines.  Otherwise, you can feel free to reach out to your state board, employer, or institution in order to find out their requirements:

We have two options for adding a hands-on skill evaluation after completing the online course-

  • Single-Use Manikin Option (SUMO)
  • Meet with a local evaluator

How to add hands-on with a local evaluator:

To find a local evaluator near you visit  

Choose your course from the dropdown, enter your zip code, and click the SEARCH button to search for a skill evaluator in your area to conduct your hands-on skill evaluation. You will need to contact the evaluator to arrange a date and time for your evaluation.  ProTrainings evaluators set their own scheduling and pricing for the evaluations.  

How to add hands-on with SUMO:

With our SUMO, you can complete your entire blended (online + hands-on) certification from the comfort of your home or office via an instructor-led, live face-to-face video conference. You’ll be evaluated by a nationally certified ProTrainings Instructors. SUMO sessions are a great opportunity to ask questions and make sure you are 100% confident in your skills.  

You can learn more about SUMO at

Here is a quick overview of how the blended course (online + SUMO) works:

1. Complete the online training and pass the multiple choice test
2. Purchase your course and manikin kit, select an evaluation appointment time
3. Attend your virtual skills evaluation
4. Receive your blended certification card by email

Purchasing your course (online course + SUMO kit): 

Once you have passed the online course with 80% or higher you will be directed to Step 3 to Checkout.  After you check out, you will need to go to your Training Dashboard, to the Completed Certifications, under your completed courseclick on "Convert to Blended Program"

To schedule your skill evaluation, select an available date shown in blue on the calendar.  If multiple time slots are available on the date you selected you can choose which time you prefer by clicking on the drop-down box next to SELECTED TIME.  Click on the blue Confirm Evaluation and Proceed to Cart button to proceed to the checkout.  This will add the SUMO kit to your cart for you. 

Note: SUMO kits are typically delivered within 5-7 business days from the date of purchase.  Please keep this in mind when selecting a day/time as you will need your kit in order to do your evaluation. 

From here you can proceed with the checkout process.  Your cart will show the online course and the SUMO kit.  

The example shown: ProFirstAid certificate ($39.95) and SUMO Kit: All Ages ($74.95) with a cart subtotal of $114.90 (or any additional items you wish to purchase and their corresponding prices).  

Click the green  Proceed to Checkout button to enter your shipping address, billing address, and payment information.

Your skill evaluation day/time will not be confirmed until your payment for BOTH the online course and SUMO kit have been processed.  You will see a message in a green box displayed when you are viewing your cart. 

How to add hands-on if you've gone past PreCheckout Step 3

If you've already gone past PreCheckout Step 3 and processed your payment for the online course only, you can add the hands-on skill evaluation option via our SUMO manikin kit from your Training Dashboard.

Find your course on your  Training Dashboard, click on the three dots and then select Convert to Blended Program.

This will take you through the process of scheduling your skill evaluation and adding the SUMO kit to your cart as shown above in PreCheckout Step 3.  

Follow the same steps listed in the  Purchasing your course (online course + SUMO kit): section above for more information on how to schedule your evaluation and purchase your SUMO kit.

Attending your virtual skill evaluation

Once you have selected a day/time for your skill evaluation and processed your payment (online course + SUMO Kit) you will receive a Confirmation Email to the email address on your account.  Within this email will be a link to test your audio/video on Zoom beforehand (  

Joining your skill evaluation- We recommend joining your skill evaluation from your ProTrainings Training Dashboard.  Within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time, a Start Skill Evaluation Now button will appear as shown below.  Simply click the Start Skill Evaluation Now button as this will take you into the Zoom meeting with the Instructor.  

(If you do not see the Start Skill Evaluation Now button appear within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time please refresh your page and it should appear for you)

Note: If you are experiencing any difficulties joining your evaluation please call us right away at ph: 616-855-2500.  The instructor will close the class 5-10 minutes after the scheduled start time so we will need to work quickly to help you join in. 

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