How Old Do You Have to Be? 
Minnesota Requirement is as follows: Minnesota State Registry of Nursing Assistants requires registrants to be 16 years of age or older.

What are the Course Requirements?
American Red Cross is a blended learning format course, 43 hours of online education, completed before you can start skills and/or clinicals. Then 4 days of skills and/or clinicals training. Total course is 75 hours in length.

When Will I Get the Blended Learning? 
When you register for the course, you need to register at least 12 days in advance for the course due to the 43 hours of online training needing to be done for the in-person class. 

Where Can I work? 
So many options are available! Long Term Care, Assisted Living/Senior Living, Boarding Care, Hospitals, Privately owned care.

Where Can I Take the State Test? 
Many 2 year colleges offer the state testing. Look for the NA exam/practical.

Cost of the Course?
Please See the Class Schedule on the Join A Class tab, then find the class and click on it for course details.

Will I Be Reimbursed for the Course Cost and State Test?

In Minnesota, If You are Employed in Long Term Care, The Care Center is Held to a State Policy to Reimburse the student after 90 Days of Successful Employment. This will include the Cost of the Course and State Testing Fee.


What is the Difference in First Aid CPR AED and Basic Life Support Provider? 

If you are a healthcare student or healthcare employee you will need to take a healthcare level CPR course, also known as BLS.

First Aid CPR AED training is for individuals not in healthcare, such as childcare, teachers, manufacturing, construction, etc.

What is Required for a Blended Learning Course?
Once you register for a course, we will receive it and send out a blended learning letter with a link. Please allow up to 4 hrs to receive the blended learning (calling us will delay the process). 

BLS Courses: 2 hr average for online learning
First Aid CPR AED Courses: 3 hr average for online learning

What is the Difference between American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC)?
Basic Life Support Provider courses are now an equivalent between the two certifying bodies. It is of course up to you or your college/employer which certification they accept.

How Long is the Certification Good For? 
All CPR Certifications are Good for 2 Years!

What is I need to do a Renewal Course? 
It is best to take a blended learning course for renewing, you take the online portion on your own time (before class) then come take a skills class. 

When Will I Get My Certification?
Please Note that We Process ALL Certifications Once per Day after all Classes for the day have ended (usually in the evening).

You will receive an email from either
American Red Cross (Training Support)
American Heart Association (Claim-Your E-Card)

Who Can I Contact for Help with Technical Issues for Online Learning? 

The American Red Cross Training Support Team
(888) 366-3294

Also - Email CPR4LIFE so we also know what is going on -