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Certifications

OPRA offers basic, intermediate, and advanced emergency medical response classes for those who need a certification or are just interested in being able to help a co-worker, loved one, or stranger when an emergency arises.

We also offer a defensive driving course, which presents safer driving strategies for operators of College vehicles. The course fulfills the requirement for becoming an approved driver of College vehicles.

Driver Certification

In order to be permitted to drive Hampshire College vehicles transporting students, you must:

  1. Complete the driver credentialing form
  2. After completing the form, you will be given an automated response. Print the response and bring it to your scheduled class.
  3. Complete the Coaching the Van Driver III class. Register for an upcoming Driver Certification Training class.
  4. Bring your driver's license to the class.
Date Time Cost
1/26/18 9-11 a.m. $20*
2/10/18 10-Noon $20*
3/2/18 9-11 a.m. $20*
4/6/18 9-11 a.m. $20*

First Aid

This course covers the material needed for certification by the American Red Cross in First Aid. Lecture and video instruction, combined with skills practice and testing, will prepare each student to cope with various injury and illness situations. After successful completion, students will receive American Red Cross First Aid certification, valid for three years. 

Date Time Cost
TBA   $55*

Adult CPR/AED

This course will cover the material needed for certification by the American Red Cross in Adult CPR/AED. Lecture and video instruction, combined with skills practice and testing will prepare each student to cope with various injury and illness situations. Certification for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for work place, schools and community is valid for two years. 

Date Time Cost
2/15/18 9:30 a.m-Noon $55*

* Hampshire students: use your Hampshire student email address to register and enter the discount code HCSTUDENT when making online payment to receive $10 off the price of these classes.

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