Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   Who Needs CPR Certification?


A.   Everyone should learn first aid and CPR. People in certain occupations may be required to maintain certain levels of current certification.  You should check with your employer and/or the Washington Department of Labor & Industries for more information.

Q:   Will I Receive a Certificate or Card from ECSI?


A:   Yes.  Each participant who successfully completes the curriculum will receive an official ECSI certificate.

Q:   How Long Is the Certification Valid?


A.   Certifications are valid for two years.

Q:   What Is ECSI?


A:   The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) provides first aid, CPR, and other emergency care training courses that lead to certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by hundreds of regulatory authorities throughout the world. ECSI is affiliated with two of the most renowned medical organizations – the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Q:   Is There a Minimum Number of Participants
Required to Hold a Course?


A:   Yes.  We require a minimum class size of five to hold a course at your facility.  However, individuals can enroll in our monthly Adult/Child CPR/AED classes at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.  See "What's New."

Q:   Is There a Maximum Number of Participants?


A:   We can accommodate any number of participants. However, for more than about twelve students, to maximize the learning experience we typically break up the group into multiple sections.

Q:   Isn't it true that you don't have to do rescue breaths anymore, just chest compressions?


A:   Not exactly.  ECSI and other agencies recommend always performing full CPR whenever use of CPR is appropriate. However, if a lay rescuer observes an adult collapse for no apparent reason, that adult is nonresponsive and not breathing, and the rescuer is unable or unwilling to perform full CPR, then he/she should perform continuous chest compression (hands-only) CPR.  See "What's New."