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CPR Safety Courses and Classes in Southeast Michigan

Parents: Sign up to get the information and skills that could help you save your child's life. Our list includes Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

The best way to help your child in an emergency is to be prepared. Taking a CPR course could save the life of your own kids – or someone you know. Register for the CPR course nearest you to gain the knowledge and skills to help in a cardiac or breathing emergency.

Metro Parent has found a variety of options hosted by respected medical/safety groups and organizations in metro Detroit, the greater Ann Arbor area and beyond.

Many offer a popular Friends & Family CPR course (which is for the general public – i.e., you don't need it for your job) and Hands-Only CPR options. For those seeking certification, Heartsaver is a common program (all three are American Heart Association programs).

American Heart Association

  • Locations: various; throughout Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties
  • Ages/types of classes: Friends & Family CPR, Heartsaver and certification course available
  • Cost: varies based on location
  • Schedule (typically): year-round

The American Heart Association continuously offers Friends & Family CPR courses. In this program, you will learn adult Hands-Only CPR, adult automated external defibrillator (AED) use, child CPR, infant and adult CPR, and child and infant choking relief. This course is led by video and includes skill practice throughout. The Friends & Family course does not provide a course completion card; it does offer a participation card upon completion. The American Heart Association also provides other courses in CPR and AED that may fit your needs if your job requires a certification. Can't take a course right away? Review the Hands-Only CPR videos the American Heart Association offers online.

American Red Cross

  • Locations: Detroit, Riverview, Warren, Washtenaw County chapter
  • Ages/types of classes: first aid, CPR, AED for lay responders
  • Cost range: $70-$110/person, on average
  • Schedule (typically): year-round

Its adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED course offers students the knowledge necessary to recognize and care for a variety of first aid issues – as well as how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies. This course will teach you the skills you need to help adult and pediatric victims. These courses are offered in an onsite format or in a blended format including online and onsite. The web portion must be completed prior to the in-person part. (Note: Red Cross also offers a CPR/AED course for professional rescuers and health care providers.)

Beaumont – Troy, Royal Oak, Grosse Pointe

  • Locations: Grosse Pointe, Macomb Township, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy, West Bloomfield
  • Ages/types of classes: Family & Friends CPR, Hands-Only CPR; suitable for ages 12 and up
  • Cost: $30/person
  • Schedule (typically): year-round

The Friends & Family CPR course teaches adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child automated external defibrillator (AED) use, infant CPR, and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. The course is offered in a group setting and follows the American Heart Association's practice-while-watching technique. (Note: This course is ideal for those over age 12. This course is for those who do not need a course completion card in CPR.)

Crittenton Hospital in Rochester

  • Locations: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, 1101 W. University Drive, Rochester
  • Ages/types of classes: Friends & Family CPR, PALS provider renewal, CPR healthcare provider renewal, Heartsaver CPR with AED
  • Cost: $29/Friends & Family, $65/CPR healthcare, $50/Heartsaver
  • Schedule (typically): year-round

Crittenton offers a Friends & Family CPR class that teaches you how to perform CPR on adults, kids and infants – and help someone who is choking. This class is aimed at those who want to be prepared in an emergency but don't need certification for employment. Crittenton also offers Heartsaver courses for those who need a certificate for work.

Henry Ford Health System in West Bloomfield

  • Locations: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Ages/types of classes: infant CPR
  • Cost: $40/couple
  • Schedule (typically): year-round

Henry Ford offers an infant CPR class that teaches parents and other caregivers how to handle a life-threatening emergency. This is an American Heart Association skills class and does not provide certification.

Oakland University in Rochester

  • Location: Oakland University Recreation Center, 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester
  • Ages/types of classes: adults; includes certification card
  • Cost: $59/members, $67/nonmembers
  • Schedule (typically): year-round

The course will provide you with the skills to handle cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, children and infants. It also offers training in first aid emergencies. An American Red Cross certified instructor teaches this CPR course. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification card valid for two years.

Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn

  • Location: Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, 18101 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Ages/types of classes: infant/child CPR, healthcare provider CPR, Heartsaver pediatric CPR, Family & Friends first aid for infants and children
  • Cost: $30/person infant/child CPR, $90/healthcare, $35/Heartsaver, $25/Family & Friends
  • Schedule (typically): once per month

Oakwood's infant/child CPR class has monthly classes and even weekend courses. Lessons are taught by certified instructors and are affiliated with the American Heart Association. (Note: Register early; class size is limited to six people.) Healthcare provider CPR is aimed at health-care professionals and students. It offers instruction on adult, child and infant CPR, two-rescuer CPR and airway obstruction management. Heartsaver offers skills for basic life support for infants and kids; after successful completion, you receive a certification card. Family & Friends covers first-aid basics, medical emergencies injury emergencies, environmental emergencies and more.

Rochester Hills Fire Station

  • Location: Rochester Hill Fire Department No. 1, 1111 Horizon Court, Rochester Hills
  • Ages/types of classes: Friends & Family CPR, all ages; offers Heartsaver certification program, too
  • Cost: free/general, $40/Heartsaver non-Rochester Hills residents
  • Schedule (typically): monthly

The Friends & Family CPR course teaches you life-saving skills by using a lecture, videos and practice on a CPR manikin. You will receive an American Heart Association participation card upon completion of the class. The Friends & Family class is suitable for all ages. The fire department also offers a Heartsaver CPR class where you receive a certification card once finished.

Southfield Fire Department

  • Location: Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Ages/types of classes: teens and adults; Heartsaver/certification awarded
  • Cost: $25/nonresidents, free/Southfield residents
  • Schedule (typically): twice a month, year-round

This Heartsaver course offers training in CPR, AED and first aid for adults, children and infants. Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive their certification card. The card is good for two years. Capt. Tom Colombo recommends this class for adults and mature children (ages 16 and up).

St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor

  • Locations: St. Joseph Mercy Health System locations in Ann Arbor, Chelsea
  • Ages/types of classes: Family & Friends CPR; certification and online courses available, too
  • Cost: $30/person
  • Schedule (typically): monthly

This Friends & Family CPR course will teach you basic lifesaving CPR skills. The course covers infant, child and adult CPR and AED use. This course does not offer certification (but it does offer a different course that does).

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