AHA Icon American Heart Association Certification Courses

PRIMARY TRAINING LOCATION:  1300 Bolton Street, Winston Salem, NC  27103
– AHA certification eCards awarded upon completion of course – NO WAITING

  • To register by phone using Visa or Master Card call 336.734.7023.
  • For additional course information, email Marilyn Calhoun at mcalhoun@forsythtech.edu or call 336.757.3091.
  • View Course E-Catalog for a full schedule of course offerings. Link to the most current electronic course catalog or the previous semester’s catalog for detailed course listing; do a quick search on AHA.
  • AHA certification types offered: BLS CPR, ACLS, PALS initial and renewals/updates, Heartsaver CPR and First AID
  • Contact the bookstore for current AHA textbook names/prices (West Campus: 336.734.7754; NWFC: 336.734.7055). Books can also be purchased through websites of AHA distributors:  Channing Bete, World Point or Laerdal

 

AHA Icon Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR- Initial / Cost: $45.00 / 4 to 5 Hours

Are you a healthcare provider who needs Basic Life Support CPR certification and have never taken a class before?  Receive your certification in one day at Forsyth Tech!  The BLS HCP CPR course teaches you to recognize the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest and strokes and how to perform CPR for adults, infants and children and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) for victims of all ages. The BLS Healthcare Provider course is designed to provide you, as a healthcare professional, with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals or medical students. Upon completion you will receive an American Heart Association Certification eCard good for two years.

Required Book:  AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider Manual, 2015 edition.  Read prior to attending class. 

 

AHA Icon AHA CPR BLS Renewal/Update / Cost $35.00 /  3 Hours

AHA CPR BLS Renewal/Update is a fast paced course for experienced healthcare providers.  This course is designed those who have an AHA BLS certification card that has not expired for more than 60 days. Must present past certification card in class. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in treatment of cardiac arrest patients.

Upon completion of the course you will receive an American Heart Association Certification eCard which is valid for two years.

Required prerequisite –  AHA BLS certification that has not expired for more than 60 days.

Required Book:  AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider Manual, 2015 edition.  Read prior to attending class. 

 

AHA Icon Heartsaver CPR and First Aid / Cost $50.00 / Approx. 7.5 Hours

This American Heart Association credentialed course covers first aid basics; medical, injury, and environmental emergencies; CPR AED; and choking relief for adults, children and infants.   You will learn the basic steps of CPR, use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) for victims of all ages. You will receive instruction to recognize emergency situations involving heart attack, choking, respiratory and cardiac arrest in adults, children and infant victims. Instruction will be provided to manage life-threatening environmental emergencies, injuries and medical emergencies such as; seizures, allergies, diabetes, heat stroke and snake bites. On the day of the course, upon successful completion, you will receive your AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid card which is valid for two years. (County EMS, Fire Dept, Sworn Law Enforcement and Public School Employee receive this training FREE!  Call for details!)

Required book – AHA 2015 AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook  Purchase at in West Campus Bookstore or through AHA distributors Channing Bete, World Point or Laerdal websites.

 

AHA Icon Heartsaver Provider Initial CPR / Cost $30.00 / Approx. 4 Hours

If you are not a healthcare provider, this is the course for you! This course follows the current American Heart Association 2015 guidelines and is designed to teach you the basic steps of CPR, use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) for victims of all ages. You will receive instruction to recognize emergency situations involving heart attack, choking, respiratory and cardiac arrest in adults, children and infant victims. No written exam is required for this course.  On the day of the course, upon successful completion, you will be awarded the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR certification which is valid for two years.

Required book – AHA 2015 AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook  Purchase in West Campus Bookstore or through AHA distributors Channing Bete, World Point or Laerdal websites.

Who should take the Heartsaver class?  Those with limited or no medical training including daycare workers, summer camp counselors, coaches, fitness instructors, social workers, nannies, parents, grandparents, babysitters, construction workers and general public.  For additional course information, contact Marilyn Calhoun at 336.757.3091 or mcalhoun@forsythtech.edu

 

AHA Icon ACLS Initial and BLS Renewal / Cost $150.00 / 16 Hours

Are you an advanced medical professional looking for AHA ACLS training? Come to Forsyth Tech and receive the AHA ACLS and BLS certification all in one class.  This advanced, instructor-led classroom course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Instruction is provided for airway management and related pharmacology. You will be able to recognize the patient’s condition and start the appropriate early course of treatment.  You will have the knowledge to managed cardiac conditions is a professional manner and assume a leadership role.  Upon successful completion, you will receive the AHA ACLS and BLS certification eCards which are valid for two years.

Required book – AHA ACLS 2015 Provider Manual    Item #:  15-1005 (In FTCC Bookstore) Or, purchase book at AHA distributors Channing Bete, World Point or Laerdal websites.  Book valid for five years for renewal purposes.

 

AHA Icon ACLS Update and BLS Renewal / Cost $120.00 / Approx. 8 Hours

AHA ACLS Provider courses should be renewed every two years.  This ACLS Update course delivers ACLS providers updated information and current AHA standards of performance.  The provider completing this course will be issued an AHA ACLS and BLS certification eCard that is good for two years. The ACLS Update course is for those that have taken an AHA ACLS Initial class in the past 3 years and can provide, in class, the past AHA ACLS certification card.

Prerequisites:  Must have a past AHA ACLS and BLS Provider card.

Required book – AHA ACLS 2015 Provider Manual    Item #:  15-1005   (In FTCC Bookstore)

 

AHA Icon PALS Initial – Pediatric Advance Life Support / Cost $150.00 / 16 Hours

Are you a healthcare provider interested in preparing to respond to emergencies for infants and children? The American Heart Association PALS certification is desired in most medical settings and surgical units for infants and children.  Come to Forsyth Tech and receive the AHA PALS and BLS certification all in one class. The American Heart Association PALS course is an instructor-led course using a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The PALS course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements. At the end of the course, upon successful completion, you will receive the AHA PALS certification eCards which are valid for two years.

Required book:  2015 AHA PALS Provider Manual  –  Item#:  15-1058    Approx. Cost: $42.50   (Not in FTCC Bookstore)
Purchase at AHA distributors Channing Bete, World Point or Laerdal websites.

 

AHA Icon PALS Update / Cost $120.00 / Approx. 8 Hours

AHA PALS Provider courses should be renewed every two years.  This update course delivers PALS providers updated information and current AHA standards of performance.  The provider completing this course will be issued an AHA PALS certification eCard that is good for two years. The PALS Update course is for those that have taken an AHA PALS Initial class in the past 3 years and can provide, in class, the past AHA PALS certification card.

Prerequisites:  Must have a past AHA PALS and BLS Provider card.

Required book:  2015 AHA PALS Provider Manual  –  Item#:  15-1058    Approx. Cost: $42.50   (Not in FTCC Bookstore)

 

AHA Icon Business and Industry On-Site AHA Certification Training

Forsyth Tech is a partner with AHA and can provide AHA certifications for any businesses and industries.  For your convenience, onsite training is provided with eight or more participants. You set the day and time and we will take care of the rest.  Contact us for full details.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of CPR certification do I need?  If you work in the medical field or you are a medical student, most likely you need one of the BLS Provider certification.  If you are not sure and your place of employment or school is requiring this certification they would be most suited to advise the type of certification required.

Do all AHA certification classes require an AHA student manual?  Yes

Do Renewal/Update courses require a current AHA certification card in that discipline?  Those attending AHA BLS and Heartsaver CPR Renewal/Update courses must present, in class, an AHA certification card in the discipline of the class that has not expired for more the 60 days.  Those attending AHA ACLS and AHA PALS Update courses must have an AHA certification card in the discipline of the class that has not expired for more than 3 years.

Who would take a Heartsaver CPR class?  The average citizen, baby sitters, life guards and those with no medical experience are just a few examples.

Are all AHA certification cards ecards?  Yes, effective 2018 AHA implemented ecards for all disciplines.  AHA Training Centers can deplete existing card stock before implementing ecards.

Please call with additional questions, 336.757.3091.