Loyola University Chicago

Emergency Medical Services Program

CPR Certification Course

Like car insurance or a fire extinguisher, CPR is one of those things that we need but hope to never have to use. 

LUCEMS offers CPR training courses for all LUC students, faculty and staff, and community members.

Heartsaver AED

Course Description: The Heartsaver CPR AED course consists of the Heartsaver CPR course and AED certification.  Heartsaver teaches CPR and relief of choking in adults and children, infant CPR and relief of choking, and the use of barrier devices for all ages.  This course also includes Automatic Electronic Defibrillation certification.

Course Designed for: For those interested in CPR who are non healthcare providers.

Course Length: Approximately 2.5 hours

Course Notes: This course provides the student with a Heartsaver AED card valid for two years. 

Course Cost:

Current Loyola Student/ Staff/ Professor Initial or renewal: $25

Non-Loyola Student Initial or renewal: $35

These prices include all necessary course supplies.  Payment is required at the start of the class.  Replacement CPR cards are $10. 


To register, refer to the upcoming class schedule and send an e-mail to lucemscpr@luc.edu indicating which class you would like to attend. 


BLS for Healthcare Professionals

Course Description: The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation.

Course Designed for: For healthcare providers or those people looking to enter the healthcare profession such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Course Length: An initial and renewal certification class lasts approximately 4 hours. 

Course Notes: Students requesting BLS for HCP for the first time must take the initial course.  The BLS certification must be renewed every two years by taking a refresher course.  This course provides the student with a valid BLS for HCP card valid for two years.

Course Cost: Courses for LUC Students, Faculty and Staff: Initial course is $40 per student.  Renewal Course is $25 per student. For non-Loyola members the Initial cost is $65, and the renewal is $50.  These prices include all necessary course supplies.  Payment is required at the start of the class.  Replacement CPR cards are $10. 

To register, refer to the upcoming class schedule and send an e-mail to lucemscpr@luc.edu indicating which class you would like to attend. 

What to expect from the course

  • Participants can be expected to kneel on the ground to perform compressions on an adult/child and should dress appropriately. 
  • Minor physical exertion will be required (pushing down on a mannequin's chest)
  • When considering a location for a class, note that a TV/DVD player must be present, for bigger classes a projector is strongly encouraged.  It is encouraged that for every three students there be a 4 foot by 4 foot open floor space for them to work in. 

Why American Heart Association?

There are several different organizations that have set up their own standards for CPR training.  The American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross and the National Safety Council all offer their own CPR Certification classes.  At LUCEMS, we teach the curriculum as set forth by the AHA.  We choose to use the AHA because they are behind all CPR research and they create all of the guidelines that the other organizations follow.  In addition, AHA certification lasts for two years which means less time a participant needs to set aside for retraining.

Upcoming Classes

CPR Marathon, March 21, 2020 from 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM (more information below)

BLS CPR/AED, April 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM    

For information about other future classes please email lucemscpr@luc.edu

CPR Marathon

We recognize how serious it is that as many people as possible be trained in CPR.  This is something that can be used at any point in your life with any person you encounter during your day.  With that in mind, LUCEMS holds an annual Marathon of CPR training. 

2009 saw the first CPR Marathon where over 70 people were trained in a 26 hour period.  Since that time nearly 1,000 people have received CPR and AED training during the annual event. 

March 21, 2020

12 Hours of Heartsaver CPR/AED classes for Non-Healthcare Professionals and First Aid classes

Upon completion, you will receive a certification card, valid for two years. Each class is about 2 hours.


2pm, 6pm


10am, 4pm

First Aid


 Please use this link to sign up! If you have any questions, comments, want to set up a class, or issues with the link, please email us at LUCEMSCPR@luc.edu.

Set up a class

If you have a large group you'd like to offer CPR training to, we can organize a class specifically for you.  To set up a class please send an e-mail to lucemscpr@luc.edu.