How to Take Payment for Your CPR Class

How to Take Payment for Your CPR Class

There are a variety of ways to take payment for CPR, AED and First Aid classes. It's up to you — as the Instructor or Training Center — to determine the best payment method for your business and to determine when payment will be due.

Be sure to clearly communicate your payment policy to your students in order to expedite the payment process and prevent unknowingly providing your services without receiving payment.

Consider providing your students with a few different ways to take payments, which may include a mixture of technology-based and traditional methods of payments. Here are several methods our Instructors and Training Centers are currently using for payment transactions.


Technology can make taking payments more convenient for your customers and more efficient for your CPR business. Popular payment services include:

Note that these payment services may require a standard transaction fee or additional equipment, so do your research to determine which option is the best fit for your needs.


Many Instructors teach on a limited basis and prefer to stick with traditional forms of payment. But these types of transactions do not automatically produce a record of the transaction. So, you’ll need to provide a receipt to the customer and maintain transaction records for your business.

A receipt book can be purchased for less than $10, allowing you to handwrite a receipt for each of your customers. This can be time-consuming during class, but it’ll make financial reporting more efficient when tax season rolls around.

Here are some things to consider when using traditional forms of payment.

As your business grows, it is important to re-evaluate your payment methods to ensure you’re meeting your students’ needs and to help make financial recordkeeping easier.

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