CPR/First Aid


The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety believes each member of the community is able to save a life with the proper training. That is why we teach American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR, we want to give you the necessary skills in case a medical emergency arises.

We hold classes on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is highly recommended due to the limited availability (eight per CPR class) of the classes and instructors.

Course Outline

Because most people requesting the class are students from nursing, physical therapy, athletic training or other healthcare programs, we solely teach the BLS course, suitable for healthcare providers. The BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Cost and Materials

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation via email. You are required to pay $5 for the American Heart Association CPR certification card. The fee is due at the beginning of the CPR class and is payable by cash or check.

If our classes do not meet your schedule, or if you do not need the healthcare provider course, please reach out to the American Red Cross regarding their available classes.

Spring 2023 Semester Schedule

Adult CPR Training

These classes will be American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).

  • February 5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • March 11, 9 a.m-12:30 p.m.
  • March 15, 6-9:30 p.m.
  • March 22, 6-9:30 p.m.
  • April 12, 6-9:30 p.m.
  • April 19, 6-9:30 p.m.

All CPR classes will be held in Chick Evans Field House, room 150. Please enter the doors that face Graham Hall and Gabel Hall. If you have questions or need to cancel, please email us at niupd@niu.edu.

First Aid Classes

First Aid Class is now offered online. There is no longer a need to attend an in-person class. You can sign up for and take First Aid Class through the American Red Cross.

Register for a CPR Class

Contact Us

In case of emergency: Call 911

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 815-753-1212

Email: niupd@niu.edu

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