Raising the standard beyond first aid and cpr is a great goal. To standardize to something that is hard to standardize is difficult. The cost seems to be variable with the different organizations that teach it. What should the cost be for 2 days of instructions and skills testing? $25, $50, $100, I'm used to paying $500 per day for some of the schools that I take for my job; so the sticker shock is not there for me. Become the instructor and teach others in your council.