Q. All the courses are full and I need to get into one soon. What are my options?
A. You may add yourself to waitlists for courses. If you are added to a class from the waitlist, you will receive an e-mail that says your status is now "Registered from the Waitlist." If this happens, please visit the Learning Exchange to remove yourself from any other waitlists and/or courses that you are registered for.
For BLS and Heartsaver CPR/AED only, you may choose to utilize the standby option. This requires that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to any BLS/Heartsaver course and ask to be added to the standby list. When we have no shows, etc, seats are filled from the list in the order of arrival. It is NOT a guaranteed seat but we will try our best to get in as many people as possible. Back to top
Q. When are courses released for registration?
A. Course for the following month are released on the 15th of the current month. We hope this will be beneficial to everyone's scheduling needs. Back to top
Q. I already have ACLS and/or PALS. Why do I need BLS, too?
A. ACLS and PALS do not cover all of the skills taught in a BLS course. ACLS only tests competency in 1-rescuer adult CPR/AED. PALS only tests competency in 1-rescuer infant CPR and child CPR/AED. The BLS course teaches 1-and 2-rescuer Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, AED use, and choking relief. Back to top
Q. When does my card expire?
A. All AHA cards are good for 2 years. They expire on the last day of the month in which you took the course. Back to top
Q. Do you offer courses to the community?
A. Due to the high demand for courses from our staff, we are not able to offer our courses to people in the community. Back to top
Q. Do you cancel class in the case of inclement weather?
A. VRP does not have an inclement weather/course cancellation policy. We will do our best to proceed with the students and faculty who are present. PLEASE USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT AS TO WHETHER OR NOT TO ATTEND CLASS.Back to top
Q. Where can I get a book for class?
A. Textbooks are available from the 3 Commodore Concierge locations: MCN (343-8254), VCH (936-8253), and 100 Oaks (343-8254) during their normal business hours. Back to top