​​​Here are a few things you need to know about your classroom education

  • Please wear comfortable clothing. You will be asked to participate in skills testing with mannequins; this usually means kneeling next to the mannequin on the floor. Bring a pillow if you’d like. I have never performed CPR (on a real person) on a desk or table!!

  • Please take into consideration the above statement and save embarrassment by wearing appropriate clothing. Please no low-cut tops, short shorts, etc.

  • Training Experience note: If you have long hair – put it up, (bring a pony tail holder).

  • Each student will have their own, brand new, barrier device to assist in preventing disease transmission during class. These devices are provided free of charge and used only by the student during class, and thrown away after class.

  • All mannequins are clean and sanitized weekly, using current industry standards.

  • Be prepared to learn. Get plenty of rest before the class and come with an open mind. Even if this is your 100th class; it may be someone else’s first, and the standards taught will be the most current ones.

  • Arrive on time, early if you can. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you’ll have to reschedule.

  • You will need a book during class. If you are taking a BLS Provider class, you must bring a current AHA BLS Provider book with you to class OR order one ahead of time (at least 7 days ahead of time) and we will give it to you at class. Your book is included in the price of all other courses (ECSI & AHA); the book will be given to you at class time.

  • There is NO written test for ECSI Classes. Questions will be asked and answered during the training. There is/are simple written tests for all AHA Classes. 

  • Hands on testing is mandatory for everyone, during every class. Showing the skill is just as important as knowing test answers.  

  • If you are unable to kneel on the floor and get up, or if you have a special need or other health issue; Please inform the instructor as soon as possible and prior to the hands-on testing portion. No explanation or proof (of health issue) is required. The instructor will do their best to accommodate your needs and still see you receive quality education.



The medical content in all Big Texas CPR courses are consistent with the latest CPR, AED and first aid guidelines, to reflect the 2015 ILCOR Consensus Guidelines for CPR and ECC. All Big Texas CPR courses meet or exceed the medical objectives of similar training programs, to include those released by the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

We look forward to seeing you in class.  

​Please read the information below about what you'll need, and what to expect, for classroom training - contact your educator if you have questions. 

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Keychain CPR Mask 

Not mandatory for any classes, but great to have "just in case" happens to you !! Order it prior to class and your educator will deliver it to class. Order your Keychain CPR mask today.  Click here

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