CPR guidelines

CPR guidelines and training

Here, at ProTrainings, we follow the most up to date ECC/ILCOR standards and our curriculum meets or exceeds the American Heart Association (AHA) recommended guidelines. 

Our training is equivalent to the AHA’s certification courses, whether a healthcare provider, first responder, or those in the general workplace needing advanced or lay-rescuer level CPR and First Aid training. We fulfill the requirements for education for entities such as the Joint Commission, OSHA, and Medicare.

Unfamiliar with ProTrainings?  View our Employer Letter for more information about the guidelines we follow, our acceptances, and the programs we offer. 

When are the guidelines updated and the changes implemented?

The CPR guidelines are updated every 5 years. Any changes and/or updates are implemented the following year after the guidelines are released. 

So, in other words, the 2020 guidelines will be implemented in 2021 as the current guidelines are from 2015 through 2020.

Will ProTrainings be updating the courses if the guidelines change?

Yes!  Any necessary changes will be implemented in our courses in 2021 when the 2020 guidelines are finalized and implemented. 

What if I'm due to renew in 2020, how will I get the updates in 2021?

If you are due to renew in 2020 you will renew your certification under the 2015 guidelines as they are current through the 2020 year.  Any guideline changes would be in place for your 2022 renewal (re-certify every 2 years).

If you decide to watch the videos for general awareness or as a refresher you will be able to access the updated videos for free in 2021.  View our help article to see How to review the course training videos at any time.


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