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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my certification last?

CPR, Basic First Aid, and Epi-Pen administration certifications lasts 2 years. Bloodborne Pathogens certification lasts 1 year.

When will I receive my cards?

All students that successfully complete a class will receive their cards within 1 week. In many cases, we can get your certification card to you within a few hours of completing the course.

What is the format for the Blended Learning courses?

In the Blended Learning courses, the student will have the lecture and Q&A portion of the course online using the Zoom platform. Upon successful completion of the online portion, the student will then schedule a day to come to our training site in Bloomfield, NJ to perform the practical skills and/or take the written exam. Only upon successful completion of both would the student receive their certification cards.

How do I register for the Blended/Remote Learning courses?

Before registering for any Blended Learning courses, please review all FAQs pertaining to Blended Learning. Once you have reviewed and understood the terms and conditions for our Blended Learning classes, you can head over to the Booking page to register. On the Registration page in the Additional Information box, please state your interest in either the Blended Learning or In-Person learning track. Please contact us at booking@cjdfirstaid.com if you have any additional questions.

I took the online portion of the Blended Learning course. Does this mean I am now certified?

NO. You are not certified until you have completed both the online lecture/Q&A and passed the practical session and/or exam. If the class only has a lecture/Q&A and no practical (such as Bloodborne Pathogens) then you will receive certification upon completing the online portion.

Which dates/days/times are available for booking?

Here at CJD First Aid we pride ourselves in providing clients flexibility. The only dates we close are Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Other than those holidays, we accept bookings Mon.-Sun. from 6am-10pm.

What happens if a class gets cancelled?

Typically, CJD First Aid does not cancel classes unless there is a declared state of emergency. The only other circumstance that would necessitate a class cancellation is low enrollment. CJD First Aid will immediately refund monies paid by students if the scheduled class is cancelled.

Do you offer bilingual classes?

YES! We have several bilingual instructors available that are fluent in Spanish. If you need a Spanish-speaking instructor, please mention that in the comment box on the Booking page.

I was unable to attend a class I booked. Do you provide refunds?

NO. Classes are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a class you registered for, please contact us by phone (call or text) 732-630-9010 or email at c.dawson@cjdfirstaid.com no later than 2 hours before the class start time. We can then reschedule you for the next available class date/time. Your deposit or full payment will carry over to the rescheduled class. If you cancel the class less than 2 hours before its start time or reschedule more than once, you will forfeit your deposit/full payment and will have to pay again to book another class.

What is the attendance policy?

Our instructors expect students to be ready for class at the scheduled start time. If the student is more than 15 minutes late, they will not be allowed to take part in the class and must contact us to be rescheduled.

I booked for my facility but on the day of class, several people failed to attend. Will my facility still be financially responsible for those absent students?

YES. Your facility will be financially responsible for all students originally booked. In order to avoid this, we recommend you discuss availability with your employees first, then book with us once you have all agreed on an appropriate date/time.

Where is your training site located?

Our training location is located at 131 LaFrance Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ. We are located inside Fitness 365 Personal Training Gym. There is only street parking available so please read any posted street signs before you park in order to avoid ticketing. If you are using public transportation, the location is a 10-minute walk from the Grove St. Light Rail Station (NJTransit, not PATH), 1.5 miles from NJ Transit Bloomfield Station (Montclair-Boonton Line), and 0.7 miles from NJ Transit Watsessing Avenue Station (Montclair-Booton Line).

Do we always have to travel to your training site?

NO! We do provide at-your-location training for all groups of 8. If requesting at-your-location training, please provide the name/address of your location in the Additional Information box on the Booking page. Please ensure your location has a working TV and adequate space for the practical portion of the class.

I just booked a class for myself. What happens now?

Great! You will receive an email from CJD First Aid LLC confirming your booking information. The deposit you paid on the Booking page will be credited to your class balance. The balance due will be paid on the day of class. Continue reading our FAQ page for further details on our policies.

I want to book a class for my facility/organization/group, etc. How would I do that?

Awesome! Use the Classes Offered button on our page to select the class. Then select your preferred date and time. On the Registration page in the "Additional Information" box, please state the name of your facility and the number of students that are expected to attend. You will then receive an email from CJD First Aid LLC confirming your booking information. We will send you an invoice via email requesting the class deposit within 2 hours of booking. The deposit for a facility/organization/group, etc. booking is $100. In order to maintain your booking, you must satisfy this invoice within 24hrs or your class booking will be cancelled. On the day of class, your facility will receive an invoice for the balance due. Failure to pay invoices will result in class cancellation or the withholding of course completion cards. Please note: your facility will be held financially responsible for all students originally booked.

Is there a class size limit?

YES. Due to the ongoing public health crisis, our maximum class size will be 8. This includes classes taught at our training site and at-your-location trainings as well.

Will I have to wear a mask and gloves at your training site?

YES! A mask or suitable face covering will be required upon entering our training site. Gloves are required when touching the manikins and other training equipment.

I need a BLS Provider CPR class. Should I register for the ASHI or AHA class?

Both agencies, American Heart Association (AHA) and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), are accredited certifying bodies that are approved by the NJ Department of Health, NYS/NYC Department of Health, and many other regulatory bodies throughout the United States. With that said, there are healthcare systems/companies/schools/agencies, etc. that prefer AHA to ASHI. We recommend contacting your program director/supervisor to verify whether they have a preference before booking the class.

I want to take the American Heart Association BLS class remotely. How would I do that?

1. Purchase the 2020 HeartCode BLS Student program ($31) at the American Heart Association's website by clicking here. You will also need to purchase the 2020 BLS Provider Student Manual ($14 for digital, $16 for hardcopy). If you would prefer an electronic/digital version of the manual, please click here. If you prefer a hardcopy version of the book, please click here. 2. Upon completing the HeartCode BLS Student program, you will book the AHA HeartCode BLS Hands-On Training session on our website in order to complete the hands-on and written exam requirement for this class. 3. Upon successful completion of both the online HeartCode BLS program AND the hands-on/written exam portions, you will receive your BLS CPR card within 72 hours. Please Note: you will not be certified/re-certified until you successfully complete BOTH the online program and the hands-on sessions.