Providing Quality CPR Training

One in seven of us will witness a sudden cardiac arrest in our lifetime.

Our Mission


To effectively decrease the number of deaths and disabilities from life threatening emergencies through educating and training the Citizens of Central Florida in performing CPR, using AEDs, and providing basic First Aid.

Our Training


Citizen CPR (CCPR) offers CPR instruction to fit your needs. We offer basic and professional level certification instruction. Certification and non-certification classes are available for groups of 6 or more.

Review our calendar, and register online for upcoming classes like:

  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Combo
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Blended Learning
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Hands Only CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
first aide class woman wrapping ace bandage around injured hand

First Aid

This First Aid training course will provide students with basic first aid information. You will learn the appropriate skills and techniques to handle a variety of situations, from unresponsive victims to serious wounds….



This CPR certification course includes the latest ECC guidelines on how to provide Adult/Pediatric (Child & Infant) CPR, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)….


CPR/AED/First Aid Combo

This combo course includes CPR/AED and First Aid. In this course, you will learn how to identify and respond to an emergency situation and take appropriate steps to making sure the patient’s safety is assured. You will learn the best way to care for bleeding, burns, poisoning, or muscle injuries until emergency professionals arrive…


Our Community

Saving Lives with CPR and AEDS since 1985.


“Several years ago, I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and I still wake up each day grateful and happy to be alive and well. Surviving was possible only because people nearby knew and provided immediate CPR until an AED was secured and I was successfully zapped. My luck in surviving can soon change from a rare event to a frequent happening as more and more people learn CPR.”

Dr. Rico Rich

Retired Physician & Survivor

Be someone’s hero and learn CPR. The life you save might be someone you love. More than 65% of CPR is performed by a bystander and more than 70% of sudden cardiac arrests occur in or near home.

Harvey Craven

Citizen CPR is an integral part of our community and plays a vital role in educating Polk County about cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac death. The education that they provide enables individuals to learn bystander CPR and saves lives every day! We appreciate the programs they offer on campus at Lakeland Regional Health.

Kara Bailey

Chest Pain Coordinator/Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Lakeland Regional Health

First responder’s repeatedly see the benefits of Citizen’s CPR on the emergency scenes they encounter. Many times, non-emergency workers have called 911, initiated CPR and in some cases provided automatic external defibrillation as a result of what they learned from this organization! This added level of training and awareness in our community serves to increase the success of advanced life-saving measures performed by firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics.

Shane Reynolds

Rescue Chief Lakeland Fire Department