Your Guide to Getting CPR Certified on the Emerald Coast

Have you gotten CPR Certified yet? If not, maybe it’s time to consider taking one of these classes! Knowing what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR is very useful and could save a life. Here is your guide to learning CPR in Northwest Florida.

👶CPR for Friends and Family Class at Sacred Heart

This is an American Heart Association Course. The instructors will demonstrate how to perform each technique, including how far back to tilt your baby’s head and how much pressure to apply during CPR. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost is $22 per person. Call 850-278-3545 for more information.

Skills learned in this class:

  • Infant CPR
  • First aid for a choking child
  • Basic first aid skills

Remaining dates for 2019:

  • July 24th 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • August 21st 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm 
  • September 18th 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • October 16th 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm 
  • November 20th 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • December 18th 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

🚒Destin Fire Control District

The Destin Fire Control District is a designated training site for the American Heart Association. In these classes you will learn to use both CPR and the AED. The cost is $45. Please contact the Destin Fire Control District at 850-837-8413 to check availability, reserve your spot, or obtain more information.

Skills learned in this class:

  • Adult CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • How to use an AED

Remaining dates for 2019:

  • July 15th, 2019 at 8:00am
  • August 12th, 2019 at 8:00am
  • September 23rd, 2019 at 8:00am
  • October 21st, 2019 at 8:00am
  • November 4th, 2019 at 8:00am

🏊‍♂️Hurlburt Field Aquatic Center

You must have base access for this course. This is an American Red Cross CPR ONLY course. The cost is $50, which includes all materials needed for class as well as 2 year certification. Sign up by calling 850-884-6939.

Skills learned in this class:

  • Adult CPR
  • Infant CPR

Remaining dates for 2019

  • July 11, 2019 at 8:00am (register by July 8)
  • July 18, 2019 at 8:00am (register by July 16)
  • August 8, 2019 at 8:00am (register by August 5)

More Resources

Beachside Certifications brings CPR, AED and First Aid training to you. They use the American Safety and Health Institute curriculum and are wonderful instructors! Whether you are an individual that needs to be certified or have a group of employees that need to get certified, they will come to you! Call 850-502-3284 to schedule your class.

Express Training Services in Destin offers CPR and First Aid Classes. Call 850-502-5521 for more information.

Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District also offers CPR classes every other month. Find more information here.

Emerald Coast Scuba teaches Emergency First Response classes which include the use of CPR and First Aid. Call 850-837-0955 for more information.

Panhandle CPR offers CPR/First Aid Classes. Call 850-200-3011 for more information and follow along on Facebook for more updates.

Bonus: Okaloosa County’s Junior Lifeguard Program is taking place July 8th – July 19th. Read more about it here!


We hope these suggestions will help you take the next step toward learning CPR. It is such an important skill to have, especially in an area where we are around water frequently. You never know, you might save a life!

Are you CPR certified? If you know of any other instructors, please let us know so we can add them to the list!

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