Frequently Asked CPR Questions

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that can help save a person’s life if their breathing or heart stops. When a person’s heart stops beating, they are in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body, including the brain and lungs.

How long is a certification good for?

Your CPR certification is good for two years. Your card will show when it expires.

My American Red Cross certification is about to expire or has already expired. How can I renew my certification?

You can contact NAT Health Care Academy for available classes or you can renew your certificate at any authorized American Red Cross. Occasionally, your work employer will offer classes for you to renew. The expiration date is on your card

Does the American Red Cross provide CNA Certification Renewal?

No, when your license is up for renewal, typically it is on your birthdate. You are responsible to keep your CNA license current.

What do I do if I lost my CPR card?

You have access through the American Heart Association site and you can get an e-card.

Do I need to take the CPR class that is part of the CNA training if I am certified and have my card?

No, bring your card with you and we will take a copy of your card.