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I renewed my CPR certification with Ralph. It was very convenient, he was prompt with returning my call and came out to my sister's home and accommodated all 4 of us with the hands-on training. He was very informative, also making the class fun and went over all information, and answered questions we had. I highly recommend Ralph with Hollywood CPR Training for anyone.
- Lora Smith Mattera

I had to renew my CPR for my daycare. Heard about Ralph through family and he helped me get it done right away. He came out to my house and did the course with about 4 of us. It was very convenient and I will definitely use him again!

- Julie Cross

Ralph was very flexible and helped me get my certification in a timely manner. Thank you!
- Marissa Moseley

Hey all! If you love supporting local businesses and are looking to become CPR/ Basic Life Support certified in the middle of a pandemic I recommend Hollywood CPR Training. The class was online, then there’s the in-person practicum that was very clean, safe, and informative. Also, the license is good for 2 years and it’s through the American Red Cross which is accepted everywhere. You never know when you need to save a life or know how to stop yourself from choking when you’re home alone!
- Daniel Carter

I highly recommend Hollywood CPR Training (Ralph) to get your CPR or re-certification done. He was very flexible with scheduling, professional, and knowledgeable. He communicated as needed with us ensuring a smooth process. We Completed the online session and he came to our home for the skills part. Definitely recommend

- Cathy Knapp

I was very happy to find Hollywood CPR. Ralph sent me a link to the Red Cross to complete the written portion online. This online class was very well done, and It was nice to complete it at my own pace. Once I had completed that, Ralph and I met up one on one for the skills testing. Ralph did an excellent job reviewing the skills. He is professional, knowledgeable, and personable. I am happy to recommend Hollywood CPR to others!
- Adrien Seaton

Anyone needing CPR certification, I highly recommend going through Hollywood CPR Training!!! Convenient, hands-on and very knowledgeable! CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

- Joanna Perez

My husband and I have been wanting to get our 12 year old son CPR/ First Aid certified for a little but now and had a hard time finding a legitimate company to do so around our busy schedule. Hollywood CPR gave him thorough training that he could understand and that made us feel confident in him being able to execute the skills he has learned if the need ever arrises. Thanks to Hollywood CPR and I would highly recommend them to get themselves or kid certified.

- Megan Hassel

I loved the hands-on approach and what-if scenarios that were not just addressed, but demonstrated! The affordability was also a huge plus!


- Mara Solt

Thank you so much Mr Cook for giving the Jude house the tools and the knowledge we need to save a life. Never stop what you're doing, because you are the best!

Thank you again.

- Crystal Taylor

Ralph was awesome. I needed my recertification done quickly and he was very accommodating. Ralph even came to my home for the hands-on session. He was informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend Ralph for all your CPR needs!
Thank you again.
- Debbie Vawter Browning

Ralph with Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training is great! Professional, flexible and knowledgeable. Ralph was able to come to me for the training which worked perfectly with my schedule. He answered all my questions and did hands-on training. I would highly recommend Ralph to anyone who needs CPR or First Aid Training! 

- Maria Prolific Massage Therapy

I contacted Ralph to renew my CPR/AED/First Aid Training.   Lucky for me, Ralph was very
responsive and accommodating with the short timeline I had to renew.  I was impressed with
Ralph's knowledge and professionalism.  I highly recommend Hollywood CPR & First Aid Training.
- Cindy Keeney

Getting certified by Ralph at Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training was nothing short of amazing. He actually took the time to teach me the training that I needed. You can tell he is passionate about what he does. He went over each step. I felt so comfortable leaving knowing that I could actually do this. He took his time to answer my questions. I would highly recommend him and have already told my friends about him. 
- Shellayne Whalen

I had such a great experience with Ralph from Hollywood CPR and First aid. After I finished my online courses, he came out to my house with all the equipment and I was able to finish training right in the comfort of my living room. He was extremely informative while also making the course fun. Ralph corrected any mistakes I made quickly and I learned a lot. I feel confident in my ability to potentially save a life one day!
- Kelly Southam


I renewed my CPR certificate with Ralph a few days ago & I highly recommend it! We did the training in my home & answered all questions that I had! Also very flexible with availability!
- Jai Butler

I highly recommend Hollywood CPR Training (Ralph) if you wanna get your CPR or re-certification done. He's very flexible with scheduling, professional, and knowledgeable. Completed the online session and he came to my house for the skills part. He's amazing and I would definitely refer him. 😃


- Rach Lock

This was awesome for anyone who is in need of getting CPR certified. Ralph was very kind and helpful. I was able to complete the course online and in my own home. I recommend using him!


- Maren Eells

Words cannot describe what a pleasure it was working with Ralph from Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training. Before I even booked, Ralph was able to answer all my questions and assure me that I was picking a great company to renew my CPR certification. I completed the online CPR course provided by Red Cross and then Ralph came to my home to test my CPR skills that I had learned from the online course — convenience to say the least! Ralph taught me more than I have ever l learned from any other CPR course that I’ve taken. After the CPR course was complete I knew I would be able to perform correct BLS skills with confidence due to working with such a great instructor. I will renew my certification with Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training in the next two years again. Thank you.”

- Anna Clews

I completed the basic life support for healthcare providers needed for the nursing program at CSM, along with 3 other classmates. Ralph was quick to respond to my emails regarding questions about the course and scheduling. He was great at working with us to find a time that would work for all 4 of us, and made the whole process so easy from start to finish. He is willing to travel to your home to teach the class, or also has a space available, which we used. Class with Ralph was by far the most fun and informative CPR class I have ever taken (and there have been many). He did a great job explaining things and making the learning process enjoyable. Ralph had adult and infant CPR dummies which gave us hands on practice with CPR. Ralph made sure we were correctly performing CPR, and was willing to spend as much time as needed working with us until we were completely confident in our abilities. We also did a lot of hands on practice surrounding what to do when someone is choking, and also what to do when you’re helping someone who is choking and they lose consciousness. Ralph showed us great techniques that would allow us to safely lower someone to the ground in the event they were to lose consciousness, even if they were much larger than us. I left class feeling very confident in my CPR skills, as well as other skills covered in the class. I highly recommend using Hollywood CPR training for any of your CPR needs, and will be reaching out again when it is time for renewal.


- Stephanie Allers

"Ralph at Hollywood CPR was fantastic! He was so thorough and explained the entire process until we were comfortable and knowledgeable. He gave us real-life examples and worked with us until we felt confident in our skills.


- Emily N

Ralph provided flexibility and made my CPR training educational and fun. He went out of his way to make my training convenient, even coming to my house! I would highly recommend him to anyone and any business needing to certify their employees. THANK YOU RALPH!!


- Karol O'Donnell Selby

I needed to get certified in CPR/First Aid for a new job and Mr. Cook was recommended by a coworker. I contacted him via email and in less than an hour we were able to connect and make arrangements. Mr. Cook set up the online portion of the class for me and it worked beautifully, with zero problems. I contacted Mr. Cook again as soon as I was done with the online portion and once again he responded promptly. We set up a time to meet and he was able to come to my house in Mechanicsville for the hands-on portion of the course. He was prompt and very professional with great and clean up to date equipment. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. You cannot go wrong using his services for learning these life saving certifications.

Mary Ann Kavanagh

It was a great experience. The Instructors were kind and helpful. They were more then willing to stay as long as needed in order for you to get your certificate along with provided good stories to calm your nerves. Time flew by and it seemed and felt like a quick process. They even provided tips and trips that ranged outside of just what you needed for your certificate for example self defense tips and training along with what to do if you are alone and choking. I greatly enjoyed it and plan to return when I have to renew my certification. 

Daniel Nwadike

St. Mary's College

My job required me to get CPR/AED certified so I reached out to Hollywood CPR since it was close to work.  Ralph did a great job getting me hooked up with Red Cross on-line training and then provided the hands on practical required for certification.  He was very flexible and worked around my schedule.  His professionalism and flexibility to work with my schedule was the best and I will highly recommend Hollywood CRP to anyone looking to get certified!

Mark Miller

NAS Patuxent River

I had a great experience at Hollywood CPR Training! I came in not knowing much about the basics, but with the help of Mr. Cook, I am proud to announce that I received my CPR certification! The instructors here are incredibly respectful, kind, and dedicated to helping you receive your certification. I had a lot of fun during my training and would definitely recommend working with this company if you’re looking to receive your CPR certification! 


Thank you again! @ Hollywood CPR Training :)

Corey Patterson

St. Mary's College

Highly Recommend!! This course was a great course best CPR course taken. The facilitator explained in details and did the extra mile to make sure we apply the techniques correctly, including real life examples. The course was very interactive, and I feel confident and ready for any emergency that may require my intervention.

Rafael Velázquez Vicente

Working with Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training was an amazing experience! They were quick to reply to to any questions or concerns I had throughout the process and even after completed my certification.  Hollywood CPR and first aid Training is very knowledgeable and helpful.  Made learning about first aid and cpr enjoyable. I recommend anyone looking to get their certifications to use Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training!


Tami Pfaffman Burke

SouthPoint Early Learning Center

I took the CPR, First Aide and AED class along with my son and daughter and we absolutely loved it. Ralph was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to as well as took the time to explain each process step by step.  He makes sure that you understand and have a firm grasp of the techniques and information because it really is a life or death situation you are put into when training with these classes.  I would highly recommend taking a class with him hands down.


Crystal Loughary

I really enjoyed the hands on experience, the comfortable atmosphere and sense of community this class gave me. I definitely liked having the dolls light up when you give CPR correctly. I feel like it gave me a little experience I don't normally get-- and I know to really press down. I came out of the class more confident in my abilities than after any other program that has taught me. I will highly recommend people to learn from you, specifically. I wish you the best.  Thanks for all the great tips! 

Jade Burch

St. Mary's College Staff

Thank you Hollywood CPR and First aid training for your quick scheduling and completion of my BLS- healthcare provider certification. My call was returned the same day and I was able to complete my online portion and in person skills check the same week! The instructor was professional and knowledgeable. I will recommend Hollywood CPR and First Aid training to everyone! Thank you!

Julie Forbes

My experience with Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training, LLC was great! Ralph worked with my very busy work/school schedule.  All communication was friendly and professional.  Ralph wakes me through the process of taking my online courses and tests and how we would follow up with the hands on Skills. The whole process was made simple.  I would definitely recommend it to my fellow healthcare workers! 


Ashley Manning

I highly recommend Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training. Ralph was very friendly and professional. He was able to work around my busy schedule and I was able to complete everything at my own pace. As a teacher to young children, I feel much more confident when handling an emergency situation. 

Kiera Vaughan

Dear Ralph, 

Thank you so much for coming to our home and teaching Willow. You are an amazing instructor and I would recommend you to anyone that needs this training!! You made my child comfortable and made sure she understood what she was learning. Thank you so much for everything and we will see when it’s time for her recertification. 


Best wishes, 

Shannon Davis

I want to thank Ralph and Shawn with Hollywood CPR & First Aid Training for leading an American Red Cross Blended Learning CPR and First Aid class for the student workers at the St. Mary’s College of MD Athletic & Recreation Center. They were extremely professional and all the participants were comfortable and proficient with the technique at the end of the class.

This class was especially valuable to me as I suffered a stroke in between the online and practical sessions. As a result of taking the course, I was able to recognize the early warning signs and had my son and wife call 911. Due to the quick action of the Emergency Responders, I was able to recover without any lasting side effects.

I would highly recommend Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training and look forward to working with them again in the future.


Tom Fisher

ST. Mary's College

"Ralph Cook with Hollywood CPR and First Aid conducted an excellent class both online and in person. The online portion is very interactive and realistic, making it easy to understand and pass with confidence. Ralph's in-person session of the CPR training was also excellent. He is very knowledgeable in his training and assists you in both the basics, and advanced techniques for specific situations."



I recently completed my First-Aid/ CPR training through Hollywood CPR & First Aid Training. The first part of the course was online training through the American Red Cross website. The second part of the training was actual hands on training/testing at the Hollywood CPR & First Aid training classroom. As soon as I completed my on-line training I contacted Ralph and asked him when I could do the hands on portion? He catered to my time line and put me at ease immediately with his friendly and unimposing demeanor. Before testing in each area Ralph made sure I had time to practice and answer any questions I had prior to starting. The hands on training/ testing went very smooth and painless. This was because the online training and Ralph’s instruction were complimentary and not in contradiction. I would highly recommend Hollywood CPR & First Aid.



Ralph with Hollywood CPR was great when I needed BLS certification quickly.  He was extremely professional and accommodating. He set up the online portion promptly and made the entire process so easy.  His partner, Shawn, was able do the skills testing portion for me and had everything set up and ready to go when I arrived at their office. Shawn was extremely friendly and professional as well. I highly recommend Hollywood CPR training for any individual or business needs.  Thank you Ralph and Shawn!

Patty Phares

Ralph did such a wonderful job teaching my teenage daughter CPR. He saw her shyness and

anxiety and totally put her at ease. He was beyond patient, and shared great stories that kept

our interest. When the class was over, we really didn't want to leave! Ralph is highly trained

and very knowledgeable. His "job" is more like a calling. I highly recommend him to everyone

and all who will benefit from this excellent course.

-Kathleen Walker

Thank you to Hollywood CPR and First Aid team. I greatly appreciated the informative, and knowledgeable instructor. The hands on experience was what I needed. I am happy I had the opportunity to attend I will be returning once my 2 years are up. Keep up the good work you all are helping to change lives.

Eureka Stringer

If you need to get your initial certification or recertified in CPR/First Aid/AED, I highly recommend contacting Ralph Cook at Hollywood CPR & First Aid Training. The online course was current, accurate, and very thorough, including its informative scenarios. Ralph was available with any questions or concerns.  He even checked up to see how the courses were coming along.  Ralph was very flexible with his schedule when it came to my in-person skill's assessment. He was professional and knowledgeable, and I plan to return to Hollywood CPR & First Aid Training for my recertification in two years. 


N. Dobson RN 

I needed to get my CPR/First Aid/AED for a girl scout camping trip. Ralph from Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training was really helpful as far as helping me decide the best course of action, whether in person or online. After I completed the online course modules, Ralph was flexible in scheduling when I could do my practicum. When I went to complete my in person practice, Ralph was very informative about other situations that may arise in an emergency that I should be prepared for. I was also really nervous. At no point in time was I rushed and Ralph let me practice as much as I needed to. I hope to never have to use these skills but am grateful for the expertise knowledge that Ralph gave me. If you need the training for a job or even if not, I highly recommend using Ralph to help guide you through the process. He is available for recertification or to refresh your skills.

Thanks again, Ralph!

-Kira Williams

Overall, working with Ralph at Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training was a great experience and I feel very prepared to use my CPR and First Aid training if I ever need to. I came into this experience extremely clueless with CPR and as to how to get my training but Ralph went above and beyond to help me reach my goals and succeed, and he did a great job at explaining what I needed to do to receive my certification. Before class started, he told me that he would be there as long as it took me to feel comfortable doing CPR which I admired. He really wants to see all of his students succeed, and after taking this course you will be the most prepared to use the skills you've learned in class and apply them to real life scenarios.

Claire Higgs

Wonderful CPR & First Aid Training. I took this class in person at the Hollywood location and learned a great deal. The instructor was professional and enthusiastic. We learned on both adult and pediatric dolls. I am now confident I have the skills to administer CPR if I found myself in an emergency situation. I would highly recommend this training to anyone that is looking for a good place to gain certification with the Red Cross.

Rebecca Calvert

Great customer service, very efficient and friendly. CPR session was at your own pace and comprehensive. Website was easy to navigate and setting up an appointment was easy as well.

Mikaila Sullivan

Ralph did a great job teaching our crews CPR and First Aid. Very happy with service.

Mike Granger

St. Mary's Roofing

A great local option for getting your CPR/First Aid certificate. The Red Cross and American Heart Association are offering ZERO skill sessions in Southern Maryland this season (Baltimore or Fredericksburg is your closest option). So if you or your kid needs to renew this year, check out Hollywood CPR Training.

Ally Rodgers

Greenwell Foundation

The information is very thorough and Ralph really goes above and beyond to work with your needs. 6/5 stars

Ally Rodgers

Really informational class and learned a lot. I would definitely do it again!

Mia Pranzo

The class was overall very interesting and helpful in gaining my CPR/first aid certification. I would recommend taking this class to anyone.

Sophie Eliza

This experience was amazing. I decided to take the online/classroom course, and the information was very helpful. In class they’re willing to take as much time as you need to understand what you’re doing. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking certification.

Brittany Parker

Ralph is a great CPR instructor and is sure to make sure all students feel comfortable with the skills taught in class. The environment was very welcoming & friendly. I would definitely recommend the class to a friend!

Brittany Bender

Hollywood CPR and first aid training was such a great experience and Ralph was so easy to work with. I did the online session and then the hands on session in person. And it was so nice to do it on my own time and get it done when I could. I definitely feel more confident with CPR if I was ever in that situation.

Alyssa Marie

Ralph is awesome! I sat in on a class with my 13 year old daughter. He made everything relatable to keep them interested. He made sure they were comfortable. During the hands on training, he made very sure that everyone was comfortable. Gave compliments when they were doing well, and made sure corrections were helpful and not judgemental. I 100% recommend taking a course with him! Great class, great instructor!

Jennifer Thelen

I came across Hollywood CPR from a business card that I found at SPICE Studio, a yoga & fitness establishment that I work at and frequent. The entire process was relatively easy and I had my certification within a week's time. The proctors were extensively knowledgeable and experienced. They also made the training experience feel relaxed and not overwhelming. I would recommend them for any form of CPR or first aid training. Also, they have access plenty of first aid & CPR equipment. Again, highly recommend.


Tiberius Dawnbringer

I signed up needing my CPR in a short time frame, the guys were very helpful, sent me the online portion to complete, and the rest was done in class. They took great care of me and I recommend them to anyone. Great people.

Latonya Johnson

I signed up to get certified in CPR for nursing school this summer.
The teaching environment was great place to learn. I felt welcome and encouraged both during the entire session. I would definitely recommend this business if looking to get certified for CPR!

Kayla Horton

Overall, working with Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training was a great experience and I feel very prepared to use my CPR and First Aid training if I ever need to. I came into this experience extremely clueless with CPR and as to how to get my training but Ralph went above and beyond to help me reach my goals and succeed, and he did a great job at explaining what I needed to do to receive my certification. Before class started, he told me that he would be there as long as it took me to feel comfortable doing CPR which I admired. He really wants to see all of his students succeed, and after taking this course you will be the most prepared to use the skills you've learned in class and apply them to real life scenarios.

Claire Higgs

This has been my most positive experience with First Aid/CPR/AED training. Ralph, the owner, is passionate about what he does and enjoys sharing his knowledge. He was accommodating with our family’s schedule, he was good about following up about our online training, and it was important to him each person in his class was equipped for real life emergencies. Typically speaking, I have gotten bored, “I’ve done this too many times” instructors. This was not the case this time! Ralph had stories and made sure each person in class (Boy Scouts, babysitter, personal trainer, and nurse) knew what to do and patiently worked with us to meet each of us at our different experience and skill levels. I highly recommend Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training!

Joy Johns

Comments (7)

Kierria Washington
Kierria Washington
Jul 11, 2023

Ralph was awesome! He demonstrated and provided very helpful detail/ tips. I will highly recommend this class/ instructor to a friend/family member and return for renewal/ refreshers and other certifications if needed. I needed my certification immediately and he delivered immediately,


May 05, 2023

I am so grateful this class was available! It was easy to schedule and simple to complete, but it provides incredible peace of mind. I did a basic online version while pregnant, but after my baby had a medical emergency, I decided I needed better training with a hands-on component, and this was perfect. Ralph was amazing and answered all my questions before and during the class, and I love that continued support is available for the future if I want to practice before I recertify. I wish I had done this years ago.

Mandy H.


May 02, 2023

The training was great! The care and accommodations given are outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone who is interested or needs CPR/first aid certification! Thanks to Ralph for everything.-

S Proctor


Mar 06, 2023

Ralph and his crew were outstanding, from communicating how to use the online course to the hands-on training. His team is very knowledgeable, and helpful. I highly recommend Hollywood CPR and First Aid Training.

Barbara Allen


Erin King
Erin King
Jan 28, 2023

Having been BLS certified for over a decade, I can honestly say Ralph is the best instructor I’ve ever had. He is so thorough and he is truly passionate about the welfare and safety of others. My only regret is not knowing about him sooner.

Erin King, board certified assistant behavior analyst


Mar Corps
Mar Corps
Nov 10, 2022

We go back a ways. He still has the infectious attitude to use his skills in helping others. Once I discovered his business venture, I already knew his background. I did not hesitate to trust his ethics and professionalism to come through. I placed an online order. It was very straight forward, as one of those transactions you can place, then forget and wait for it to arrive. It don't get any easier.


Oct 29, 2022

This course and the instructor (Ralph) helped me to succeed in completing the BLS certification. I took the blended course where it is online and in person. I got to learn everything I needed to prepare for the in person session and outside the class. I felt that this course was easy to learn as well as remember. Ralph made the in person session very informational and fun. From learning nothing about BLS to learning about it and being able to perform BLS, I feel this course has succeeded my expectations. I thank Ralph for working with me on my availability and the convenience of the online portion where I could do it on my own time. Ralph has been a great instructor and would recommend him to anyone looking to get a certification. I will be attending this place again to renew my knowledge and certification in the future !

- Emma

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