Yes, we have to get CPR certified on our own. I looked at the local red cross class. Its 8 hours and 70 dollars. Anyone know if the online CPR certification is valid in dental school? Its cheaper and less time.
I know you want to save some money, however being a certified lifeguard, I can tell you any online course will be inadequate. There is no substitute for practicing those skills on dummies/people. Furthermore, I don't think many people would be coming to my pool if they knew I took an online course for CPR. Do it right, pay the money and go to the Red Cross.
I agree with Mgobowl. Some classes are okay to take online. Some, we just have to be there for our benefits and hence for the benefits of those we serve/help. I'm going to a two days class for CPR and AED next week.