We offer courses through the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC). We are able to offer American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) through a partnership with the Life Safety Institute.
Basic Life Support (BLS) courses cover Adult/Child/Infant CPR AED, 1 & 2 person CPR and Team Dynamics. Advanced airway adjuncts (BVM and Advanced Airways) are practice or discussed. This course includes a written and practical exam.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses cover recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest, peri-arrest conditions, and life-threatening arrhythmias, including prioritizing effective chest compressions, airway management, and integrating the use of electrical therapies including defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, external pacing. Pharmacology, intraosseous management, and communication are also included.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses provide a thorough explanation about cardiovascular emergencies in young patients and suggests proper immediate treatment options. This includes myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, bradycardia, stroke, or other critical situations. Pharmacology, intraosseous management, and communication are also covered.
If you are not sure if you need a BLS, ACLS, or PALS course please check out our handy guide to see what type of course fits your needs.
Before registering for a course please confirm with your employer, school, or licensing board if they require AHA or ARC certification. We cannot be held responsible if you attend a course and earn a card that your employer, school, or licensing board will not accept.
BLS courses are for new or lapsed providers.
BLS Renewal or Challenge courses are for providers renewing current certification.
Heartcode BLS or BLS Blended Learning courses are for anyone needing BLS certification; current, new, or lapsed.
Heartcode ACLS courses are for anyone needing ACLS certification; current, new, or lapsed.
Heartcode PALS courses are for anyone needing PALS certification; current, new, or lapsed.
In Person courses are taught and attended in a classroom setting. All material is presented and practiced in the classroom and participants are expected to demonstrate skills learned in the class. Classroom courses include AHA BLS Provider, ARC BLS, AHA BLS Renewal, ARC BLS Review, and ARC BLS challenge classes.
Blended Courses are a combination of an online learning course and a shorter classroom skill session. Courses are divided into two or three parts; part one is the online course and parts two and three cover hands-on skills practice and skills testing. Skills verification can be done in a classroom setting, remote group verification, or 1:1 remote verification. Blended courses include AHA Heartcode BLS, Heartcode ACLS, Heartcode PALS, and ARC BLS Blended Learning.
Please note that all course charges and fees cover the course supplies which include, but are not limited to books, mannequin lungs, barrier sheets, training valves, gauze, gloves, first aid supplies, cleaning supplies, books and/or handouts and the cost of certification cards; as well as payment to the instructor, rent and utilities. These charges and fees to do not represent income to the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Health and Safety Institute, Emergency Care and Safety Institute, Safe Sitter, or other organizations whose programs we may offer. These organizations are compensated through our purchase of their training materials, books & cards.
The official disclaimer from the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.