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Hands-Only CPR Open To Public

Responder gives chest compressions to adult victim.

Instructor led training for a certification in American Red Cross Hands-Only CPR. Training is open to the public.


Class Description

The Hands-Only CPR class focuses teaching how to give compression only CPR when minutes matter. Many people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander. In this class, you can learn how to perform Hands-Only CPR – so that you can help deliver life-saving care until professional responders arrive.

This class is instructor led and no other classes or trainings are required.

PLEASE NOTE: The Hands-Only CPR class is not OSHA aproved and may not be accepted by employers or other institutions. Please refer to our Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Class or Basic Life Support For Healthcare Providers Class.

Learn more about Hands-Only CPR From the American Red Cross Offical Webpage on Hands-Only CPR.

In-Person Instructor Led Portion

The in-person session is typically 30 minutes to 60 minutes long. The in-person session will review:

  • Adult Hands-Only CPR

  • AED Use

Classes are open to the general public or can be privately scheduled on-site.


Participants who successfully complete the in-person class will receive an American Red Cross Certification in Hands-Only CPR. Certificates will be issued in about one business day after the in-person class. Certificates are delivered via e-mail and can be found on the Red Cross Website.

Book A Class Now

Register for the Hands-Only CPR class today by using the online booking system. Space is limited. Pre-registration for this class is highly encouraged.

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Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classe

Do you need CPR training for your group or organization?

The DobroSKILLS Instructor will travel throughout the Chicagoland area and suburbs to privately teach Red Cross CPR to your group of four or more.  

Bobby teaching CPR comprsions on infant manikins to to early education administrators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we schedule a private class?

Our instructors will travel to your site to teach your team the skills to meet your specific needs.

Our office is located in Aurora, IL and will travel to locations in the Chicagoland Suburbs.

Contact us today to get a quote.

Is there an app?

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

I lost my certificate. How can I find it?

If you lost your certificate you can find it online at the Red Cross website.

Can I have an instructor come to my home for a private class to teach my family members and myself?

YES! We we would love to to come to your house and teach a private class to you and your family. Groups of 6 and more get a discount. Please contact us and let us know your specific needs.

Are there any hidden or extra fees?

There are no additional or hidden fees. All processing fees and online training fees are included in the price of all courses we offer. Shipping fees are included in the price of Virtual Trainings as well.

What is the difference between American Red Cross CPR and American Heart Association (AHA) CPR?

Both trainings are very similar since they are both based on the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR). Differences exist because The Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council uses CoSTR to understand the science independent of the AHA.

Is Hands Only CPR and CPR Online Only classes OSHA approved?

NO. To receive a valid 2-year Red Cross digital certificate that is OSHA compliant and meets other workplace and regulatory requirements, you must enroll in an instructor-led skill session or Blended learning training.

What is your affiliation?

DobroSKILLS is a Licensed Training Provider (LTP) of the American Red Cross. LTPs deliver a wide range of Red Cross courses including First Aid/CPR/AED. Our classes are NOT affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA) course.

How long do your certifications last?

Most Red Cross certificates we issue last for two years from the date of your training. All certificates are digital and sent to your email with in one business day of the successfully completed class.

If you lost your certificate you can find it online on the American Red Cross Website.

Didn't find your answer? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

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