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Mar
13

How To Get CPR & 1st Aid Certified – Online & On-site Resources

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Being able to tell prospective employers that you’re CPR & 1st Aid Certified is a big plus. The downside is that these courses are expensive ($80 – $120), time-consuming (8+ hours), and can be difficult to find one near you on a date you can attend. We found an option that has worked well for our caregivers for over a decade. When I first found out about on-line CPR/1st Aid courses I was skeptical that they would provide a credible experience so I went through the on-line courses through three different services and I was pleasantly surprised at how thorough they were. Each course took between 30 and 60 minutes and I was able to print out my certification as soon as I passed each course.
Cost: $15
Time Commitment: 30 minutes
Certificate is good for two years.
The Red Cross says that they have both on-line courses and a database of local hands-on courses. Each course comes with unlimited two-year access to the course materials so you can take your time getting through a class, or complete all of the modules all at once, then revisit the materials and refresh your skills as needed.
This is a confusing website that doesn’t make it easy to find the price for the courses or offer a direct route to take a course. After more than an hour cruising this website I never did find out how to actually register for and take the online courses they offer. It is a good resource for on-site courses though.
Cost: $90 – $120
Cost: $18 for both courses
Time Commitment: 30 minutes
Certificate is good for two years.
Cost: $26 for both courses
Time Commitment: 30 minutes

Certificate is good for two years.


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Mar
08

How To Do Your Own Background Check with LiveScan

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Background Check through LiveScan

If you don’t have a current background check and don’t have the time to do it yourself then I recommend Live Scan as the easiest and least costly way to go.

U.S. citizens are entitled to request a criminal background check for their personal records. You should note on the form that the purpose of the background check is for “Record Review” otherwise you could be charged an astronomical fee. So how we saved you money already. 🙂

Even if you’ve done a LiveScan in the past you will need to renew your Live Scan every year.

Follow these steps to obtain your LiveScan:

Step 1: Download the Live Scan form and fill it out. Print clearly or type your personal information on the form.

Step 2: Make three copies of the Live Scan form after you fill it out.

Step 3: Find a Live Scan center near you. Enter “livescan near me” in the search box of your browser and you should see a list of LiveScan locations

Step 4: Bring the following to your LiveScan appointment:

Three copies of the filled out LiveScan Request Form

Government-issued photo identification such as a current Driver’s License, State ID or a passport.

Filling Out the Live Scan Request Form

You’ll only fill out the following two sections.

Type of Application: Record Review

Fill out the section of the application that asks for your personal information. This section starts with “Name of Applicant” DO NOT fill out any other sections other than these two sections.

What Happens Next

If there are no fingerprints in the system that match your fingerprints, then your transaction is generally processed within 48 to 72 hours.

Fees

Fees vary by location. Be sure to let the Live Scan office know that you want the Live Scan for your own personal review.

Download LiveScan form


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