Georgetown EMS instructors (EMT-B and Red Cross instructor certified) teach American Red Cross CPR and First Aid courses throughout the academic school year. Why become CPR certified? According to the American Heart Association, 383,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually and 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims of cardiac arrest appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Less than 8% of people who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting survive, but this number can double or triple with effective CPR and AED use. Becoming CPR and/or First Aid certified is a great way to be prepared to handle emergencies in your home, school or business and potentially save a loved one. GERMS offers two types of American Red Cross courses:

 – CPR/AED Course – This course teaches the basic skills needed to perform properly CPR and use an AED for adults, children and infants. Additionally, this class covers conscious and unconscious choking for adults, children and infants.

 – CPR/AED/First Aid Course – In addition to the skills taught in the CPR/AED course, the First Aid component covers how to deal with various medical emergencies, such as allergic reactions, stroke, and hypoglycemia. Additionally, this class covers how to treat and care for injuries such as bleeding and head trauma.


Class times and pricing are as follows:

Course Title


CPR/AED (2.5 hours)

Combined Course (4 hours)

Georgetown Students,

Faculty, and Staff



Community Members





Our prices are significantly cheaper than many other American Red Cross certification sites in an attempt to make CPR certification easily obtainable for members of the Georgetown Community. Any profits go directly towards purchasing equipment for the program and maintaining GERMS, a volunteer service organization. If you are a group or program interested in holding a separate CPR class for your members, please contact us at as discounts are available for large groups. CPR classes are taught in room 559 of Reiss Science Building, and please come dressed appropriately (no skirts!).


Upcoming Classes:

  1. Wednesday, February 22nd (7pm-9:30pm): Register here
  2. Saturday, March 18th (10am-2pm): Register here
  3. Saturday, April 8th (10am-2pm): Register here