Can you offer the same card as the one I would get if I took the course in person?
YES! It's legit. Your card will be the same one that you would get if you took the course in person. We are able to do this because our signature system includes a LIVE Online Skills Lab.
Don't I need a manikin or other gear to do the Skills Lab?
If this is the first time you are taking the course, yes. If you are recertifying, no, it is optional.
Many people improvise a manikin with a pillow and find it sufficient for a refresher.
If you are local to Western Massachusetts, you can pick gear up (if needed) at Wild Med HQ. If not, we'll send it to you complete with a return label. The cost to ship a manikin is $25 - definitely worth it to be able to do the course completely from home!
First Aid gear is shipped free of charge.
How fast can I get it done?
The online coursework can be completed in just a few hours. Skills Labs are held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Cards are issued immediately after each Skills Lab. You can have your card as soon as this Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.
What are the tech requirements?
A smartphone, laptop, or desktop will do the job. You need to able to watch pre-recorded videos and attend a Zoom call. WiFi helps but good cellular will work.
Is it widely accepted?
Credentials are issued through ASHI - American Safety and Health Institute and meet all the American Heart Association standards. (For an additional $35, credentials can be issued through Red Cross). The list of organizations who accept this credential is extensive. Here are just a few examples: Federal OSHA, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCBTMB), North American Registry of Midwives, National Exercise Trainers Association, Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National Ski Patrol, Federal Aviation Administration, American Camping Association, USA Swimming, Dental Assisting National Board, YMCA, American Council on Exercise.
Please check with the person/organization responsible for accepting your credential as there will be no refunds due to your credential not being accepted.
How long do I have to complete it?
The secret is that you can take as long as you like. However, we strongly urge you to complete it in 1 week or less. Get in there, get it done, and get your card.
What if my whole organization needs it?
We can accommodate (and even discount) large groups. If you are local to Western Massachusetts, we are happy to deliver your equipment. Otherwise, we are happy to ship it. Please contact us to discuss group pricing.