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 –

  • 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.
  • Review the available courses and schedules here. Under the Economic & Workforce Development Students section, select the needed semester and type “CPR” on the search box.
  • AHA certification types offered: BLS CPR, ACLS, PALS initial and renewals/updates, Heartsaver CPR and First AID
  • Contact the bookstore for current AHA textbook availability and prices (West Campus: 336.734.7754; NWFC: 336.734.7055). Books can also be purchased through various websites of AHA distributors.

 

AHA Icon AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial

The BLS HCP course provides instruction to recognize the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest and strokes and how to perform CPR for adults, infants and children. Training will include 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 healthcare professionals, with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, adequately perform CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for healthcare professionals or medical students. Upon course completion students will receive the American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification that is good for two years.
Required Book: AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider Manual, 2015 edition. Read prior to attending class: ISBN #: 978-1-61669-407-4 Product number: 15-1010

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
02/08/2020 - 02/08/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133306 Yes
02/22/2020 - 02/22/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133307 Yes
03/07/2020 - 03/07/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133314 Yes
03/21/2020 - 03/21/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133315 Yes
04/04/2020 - 04/04/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133336 Yes
04/18/2020 - 04/18/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133337 Yes
05/02/2020 - 05/02/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133338 Yes
05/16/2020 - 05/16/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 133340 No
05/30/2020 - 05/30/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 138253 Yes
06/13/2020 - 06/13/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 138254 Yes
06/27/2020 - 06/27/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 138255 Yes
07/11/2020 - 07/11/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 138306 Yes
07/25/2020 - 07/25/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 138323 Yes
08/08/2020 - 08/08/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 4.50 138325 Yes
08/22/2020 - 08/22/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 138328 Yes

 

AHA Icon AHA CPR BLS – Renewal/Update

AHA CPR BLS-Renewal/Update course is a fast paced course designed for medical providers or medical students who have taken the AHA BLS certification class and have an AHA BLS certification card that has not expired for more than six months. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in treatment of cardiac arrest patients.
Upon course completion students will receive the American Heart Association BLS CPR certification eCard that is good for two years. Pre-requisite – Current 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: ISBN #: 978-1-61669-407-4 Product number: 15-1010

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
02/08/2020 - 02/08/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133345 Yes
02/22/2020 - 02/22/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133346 Yes
02/26/2020 - 02/26/2020
Wed
05:30PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133347 Yes
03/07/2020 - 03/07/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133348 Yes
03/21/2020 - 03/21/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133349 Yes
04/04/2020 - 04/04/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133350 Yes
04/18/2020 - 04/18/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133351 Yes
05/02/2020 - 05/02/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133352 Yes
05/16/2020 - 05/16/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133353 No
05/20/2020 - 05/20/2020
Wed
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 133354 No
05/30/2020 - 05/30/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 138329 Yes
06/13/2020 - 06/13/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 138333 Yes
06/27/2020 - 06/27/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 138334 Yes
07/11/2020 - 07/11/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 138336 Yes
07/25/2020 - 07/25/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.00 138337 Yes
08/08/2020 - 08/08/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 138338 Yes
08/22/2020 - 08/22/2020
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$43.00 0.30 138339 Yes

 

AHA Icon AHA BLS CPR Skills Testing NEW 2020

This AHA BLS CPR Skills Testing is required after the BLS students that has completes the AHA HeartCode BLS online module. Students must present, in class, the certificate of completion of the AHA HeartCode BLS to attend the skills testing and receive the BLS certification. Please note it is the student’s responsibility to go to the AHA website, purchase and complete the AHA HeartCode BLS Online module prior to registering for the AHA BLS CPR Skills Testing. Upon course completion students will receive the American Heart Association BLS CPR certification eCard that is good for two years. Pre-requisite: AHA Heartcode Certification of Completion – No Book Required

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
01/28/2020 - 01/28/2020
Tue
07:45PM - 09:15PM
West Campus 14
$28.00 0.15 133419 Yes
02/27/2020 - 02/27/2020
Thu
07:45PM - 09:15PM
West Campus 14
$28.00 0.15 133420 Yes
03/25/2020 - 03/25/2020
Wed
07:45PM - 09:15PM
West Campus 14
$28.00 0.15 133421 Yes
04/21/2020 - 04/21/2020
Tue
03:15PM - 04:45PM
West Campus 14
$28.00 0.15 133422 Yes

 

AHA Icon AHA Heartsaver CPR and First Aid

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. Upon successful completion, you will receive an AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid certification eCard which is valid for two years.

Required Book: AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook, Item Number: SKU: 15-1018
Read prior to attending class.
ISBN#: 978-1-61669-424-1 Product number: 15-1018

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
03/30/2020 - 03/30/2020
Mon
08:00AM - 04:30PM
West Campus 36
$77.00 0.70 133401 Yes
04/25/2020 - 04/25/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 04:30PM
West Campus 36
$77.00 0.70 133402 Yes
06/11/2020 - 06/11/2020
Thu
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$77.00 0.80 138342 Yes
07/18/2020 - 07/18/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$77.00 0.80 138344 Yes
08/15/2020 - 08/15/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$77.00 0.80 138345 Yes

 

AHA Icon AHA Heartsaver CPR

If you are not a healthcare provider, this is the AHA certification 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. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR certification eCard which is valid for two years.

Required Book: AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook, Item Number: SKU: 15-1018
Read prior to attending class.
ISBN#: 978-1-61669-424-1 Product number: 15-1018

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
02/12/2020 - 02/12/2020
Wed
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 35
$63.00 0.40 133390 Yes
05/21/2020 - 05/21/2020
Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 36
$63.00 0.40 133404 No
06/24/2020 - 06/24/2020
Wed
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 14
$63.00 0.40 138343 Yes
08/19/2020 - 08/19/2020
Wed
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 14
$63.00 0.40 138346 Yes

 

AHA Icon AHA Heartsaver First Aid

This American Heart Association credentialed course covers first aid basics; medical, injury, and environmental emergencies; 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. Upon successful completion, you will receive access to an AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid eCard certification which is valid for two years.

Required Book: AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook
Read prior to attending class.
ISBN#: 978-1-61669-424-1 Product number: 15-1018

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
02/19/2020 - 02/19/2020
Wed
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 14
$63.00 0.40 133397 Yes
05/28/2020 - 05/28/2020
Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 14
$63.00 0.40 133405 No

 

AHA Icon Family & Friends CPR NEW 2020

Family & Friends CPR is for those who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR certification card to meet educational or employment requirements. The Family & Friends CPR course teaches the lifesaving skills for adults, children and infants. Instruction includes hands-only (no breaths) CPR, AED training as well as mild and severe airway blockage for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught using the AHA’s guidelines. This is not a certification course. No book required but suggested.

Required Book: AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook
Read prior to attending class.
ISBN#: 978-1-61669-424-1 Product number: 15-1018

There are no courses available

Who should take the Heartsaver classes? 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 AHA ACLS Provider-Initial- Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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 roles. Upon successful completion, you will have access to the AHA ACLS and BLS certification eCards which are valid for two years!

Required book – AHA ACLS 2015 Provider Manual. ISBN#: 978-1-61669-400-5 Product #: 15-1005
Purchased in FTCC Bookstore or at AHA distributors World Point or Laerdal websites.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
02/28/2020 - 02/28/2020
02/29/2020 - 02/29/2020
Fri
Sat
08:00AM - 03:00PM
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
West Campus 14
$155.00 1.40 133356 Yes
05/08/2020 - 05/08/2020
05/09/2020 - 05/09/2020
Fri
Sat
08:00AM - 03:00PM
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
West Campus 14
$155.00 1.40 133372 Yes
06/19/2020 - 06/19/2020
06/20/2020 - 06/20/2020
Fri
Sat
08:00AM - 03:00PM
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 13
West Campus 13
$155.00 1.40 138367 Yes

 

AHA Icon AHA ACLS Renewal

AHA recommends the ACLS Provider courses be renewed every two years. This renewal course delivers ACLS providers updated information and current AHA standards of performance. The provider completing this course will have access to the AHA ACLS and BLS certification eCards which are valid for two years!

Prerequisites: Must have a past AHA ACLS Provider card that has not expired for longer than 5 years.
Required book – AHA ACLS 2015 Provider Manual. ISBN#: 978-1-61669-400-5 Product #: 15-1005
Purchased in FTCC Bookstore or at AHA distributors World Point or Laerdal websites.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
02/29/2020 - 02/29/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$125.00 0.80 133357 Yes
03/21/2020 - 03/21/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 13
$125.00 0.80 133369 Yes
05/09/2020 - 05/09/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$125.00 0.80 133373 Yes
06/20/2020 - 06/20/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 13
$125.00 0.80 138370 Yes
07/18/2020 - 07/18/2020
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 13
$125.00 0.80 138371 Yes

 

AHA Icon AHA PALS – Pediatric Advance Life Support-Initial

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. Upon successful completion, you will have access to the AHA PALS and BLS certification eCards which are valid for two years.

Required book: 2015 AHA PALS Provider Manual – ISBN#: 978-1-61669-559-0 Product #: 15-1058
Purchased at AHA distributors World Point, Laerdal
and other on-line websites.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
04/24/2020 - 04/24/2020
04/25/2020 - 04/25/2020
Fri
Sat
08:00AM - 03:00PM
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
West Campus 14
$155.00 1.40 133374 Yes

AHA Icon AHA PALS Renewal / Cost $125.00 / Approx. 8 Hours Call for course information

AHA recommends PALS Provider courses be renewed every two years. This renewal course delivers PALS providers updated information and current AHA standards of performance. The provider completing this course is issued an AHA PALS certification eCard that is good for two year.
Prerequisites: Must have a past AHA PALS Provider card that has not expired for longer than 5 years.

Required book: 2015 AHA PALS Provider Manual – ISBN#: 978-1-61669-559-0 Product #: 15-1058
Purchased at AHA distributors World Point, Laerdal
and other on-line websites.

 

AHA Icon  BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ON-SITE AHA CERTIFICATION TRAINING

Forsyth Tech is a partner with AHA and can provide AHA certifications for any business. For your convenience, onsite training at your location 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my BLS certification card has expired?  For registering purposes Forsyth Tech allow student to take the BLS Renewal course if their AHA BLS CPR card has not expired for more the 60 days.

 It is important to know, employers may not allow employees to work if their AHA CPR card has expired.

If I am a medical provider and my BSL CPR certification has expired can I work?  That is up to your employer.

 Is there still a BLS, PALS and ACLS renewal credential course?  Yes- renewal, recertification, recert or update are all the same thing.

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 the BLS Provider certification.  If you are not sure, your place of employment or school can advise the type of certification required.

Who would take a Heartsaver CPR class?  The average person who wants the knowledge.  Public school teachers, those that work in industries.  Baby sitters, life guards and those with no medical experience are just a few examples.

Who should take the Heartsaver classes?  Those with limited or no medical training including daycare workers, school employees, 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

(Note: please keep the link to mcalhoun@forsythtech.edu email)

 

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