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How can I find out about presentations or trainings in eCPR?

Check our schedule of trainings: www.emotional-cpr.org/training.htm. Many (but not all) of these are free to individuals interested in participating. Certifications typically have a cost. Please contact us if you would like more information on presentations and trainings listed.

How do I schedule an eCPR training in my state or community?

Please contact us via our contact form or call 877-246-9058 with your query, and we will respond promptly.

If there is no eCPR training scheduled in my area, what can I do to move forward?

We encourage you to think about organizing a training or certification in your community. We are happy to talk with you to explore options for bringing eCPR to your area. What resources may be available? What other groups, constituencies or organizations might partner with you? What level of training or certification makes sense at this time? We have flexible options to meet your needs, including one or two-day trainings as an introduction to eCPR. See the questions below on options for more information.

What are the options for training?

Training in eCPR comes in a variety of formats to best fit the needs of an organization or community.

What is the path to become eCPR facilitator/trainer?

We train facilitators by an apprenticing approach, by having the graduates of the 2-Day practitioner certification assist facilitators in two further trainings. Then the apprentices graduate to be facilitators. See requirements below:

Practitioner certification: People who have completed the two-day eCPR practitioner training and are proficient to perform eCPR in the community (as evidenced by receiving an eCPR certification as a practitioner) may present introductory eCPR talks and workshops. We encourage eCPR practitioners to do presentations with other eCPR practitioners to improve their skills and get experience facilitating eCPR workshops.

Apprentice Facilitator: People who have completed the two-day eCPR certification and have shown that they are proficient as an eCPR facilitator (as evidenced by receiving an eCPR certification as an apprentice facilitator) are apprentice facilitators. Apprentice facilitators are able to co-facilitate (with at least one eCPR trainer) a two-day eCPR practitioner training.

eCPR Facilitator certification: After an apprentice facilitator successfully facilitates (with at least one eCPR trainer) a two-day eCPR certification training, they become a facilitator. Facilitators are able to co-facilitate with at least one eCPR trainer.

eCPR Trainer certification: Has worked as an eCPR Apprentice Facilitator, and as an eCPR Facilitator, have co-facilitated at least two 2-Day trainings and have been evaluated and approved to move to the trainer level by two eCPR Trainers.

How trainings are financed?

Trainings are typically financed in two ways; either an organization or agency brings us in and pay for the training or a self-pay method where individual registrations cover all costs and anyone can sign-up. See an example here: Sidney Australia: https://goo.gl/eQMHKq

Cost of the 2-Day eCPR training varies and depends on number of participants and geographic location of trainers. An average price for a training up to 20 participants and 2 trainers is around $4,000 + transportation, meals and lodging for trainers. $5,200 for 30 participants and three (3) trainers or two (2) trainers and one (1) facilitator.

Does eCPR have different target audiences or it is the same curriculum for all participants?

The eCPR Resource Book was developed to be as inclusive as possible of diverse populations. Our advisory group has been key in assisting us with the multicultural applicability of eCPR. The training itself can be easily adapted to fit specific populations. Our trainers and facilitators are highly skilled and experienced in working with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

How much physical space is needed for the 2-day training?

A room needs to be large enough to accommodate the number of participants in the training. People may be seated around tables arranged in a “U” shape or in some other arrangement that preferably allows participants to see each other.

In addition to the large room of training, we will need access to smaller rooms where groups of 10 participants can meet. For example, a training for 20 participants would need one large room and one smaller room, 30 participants one large room and two smaller rooms.

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