CPR Business Anyone???? - page 2

by stevesohiorn 21,212 Views | 18 Comments

I am a RN in the midwest and have started a CPR & First Aid instruction business. I teach to doctors offices, daycares, churches, nursing schools, nursing homes, DDS offices, law enforcement etc. I am also talking with a local... Read More


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    I was told by ARC that one can't charge for the classes above and beyond the cost of the class (DVD, materials, rentals, etc) to the students. Your employer CAN pay your for your time, but that is the *only* way you can get paid for offering the coures. So, I've been told.

    Have you learned something different from ARC?
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    Quote from henayneiCLNC
    I was told by ARC that one can't charge for the classes above and beyond the cost of the class (DVD, materials, rentals, etc) to the students. Your employer CAN pay your for your time, but that is the *only* way you can get paid for offering the coures. So, I've been told.

    Have you learned something different from ARC?
    That's not true. The ARC charges for the certification card ($10) and materials. As an ARC instructor, I am obligated to buy and supply certain materials for certain courses. I am also obligated to show certain portions of the super-expensive ARC dvd. On top of that, I can charge whatever I want, though. I am not an employee of ARC, just certified to instruct ARC courses. Therefore they cannot regulate what I charge/profit.

    I'll be vacationing for 3 wk (leave tonight!), and when I get back I'll start teaching courses. I'm starting simple: just my husband's workplace and then a small group of new moms.

    Then I'm gonna start teaching at a building in town that offers space for community education.(The place is well-known in the community and the space is free if I don't make a profit.) This will get my name out AND I'll be able to work out any kinks in my instructing skills AND I'll be contributing cheap CPR certification to my community. My plan is to do this once a month for 6-12 months, THEN start my business.

    I'll buy my own supplies and provide my own space or travel to clients facilities. If I charge $32/head for an adult and child CPR course, I'll profit about $20/person. Class takes @ 5 hrs, so for an 8-person course I'd make about $160. It's not a big money maker, by any means, but low stress and easy. No night shifts or burnt-out coworkers or unrealistic supervisors or sick people. I'm thrilled to get started! Wish me luck!!!
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    BTW...Has anyone seen Steve?
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    I am also interested in your manual i currently have my own business but current information would help. I am in the michigan area.
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    I am interested too (in Tennessee).
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    Can you give me more information about this? i am interested in doing this. Who are your certs through? Red cross? I thought they limit the amount of classes they allow one to teach?
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    I realize this post is about 3 yrs old. But my friend and I are wanting to start out own business. Do you have any tips?
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    Hi,
    I'm interested in doing the same thing. Here are the info. I have gathered so far:
    - take an instructor course( i like American Heart association, search a school that teach their instructor course.
    - affiliate yourself with a training Center. ( you can only purchase the cards from the training center you affiliate yourself with)
    here is a link for the info: http://www.americanheart.org/present...tifier=3027092

    please let me know if you know anything that i don't know.
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    Hello,

    My friend and I started doing this as well. We got certified and later split up. I am affiliated with a training center and do courses here and there. I thought that doing this could get me out of floor nursing and there was just not enough money in it for me. You could get a full class of people and expect a certain amount of money and have half the class cancel on the day of. Also, at least here, I have to wait on my training center to prepare the cards and so people could not get their cards on the same day. There were people who called and needed their cards the same day or they could not work, or they forgot that their cards expired and I would not be able service them. I do enjoy teaching the class though. Since I have all the materials, I just do it on the side here and there.


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