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. Under the Economic & Workforce Development Students section, select the needed semester and type “AHA” in the search box.
  • AHA certification types offered: BLS CPR, ACLS, PALS initial and renewals/updates, Heartsaver CPR and First AID
  • Contact a Forsyth Tech bookstore for current AHA textbook availability and prices (Strickland Bookstore 336-734-3884; 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.

2020 AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider Manual  Product Number: 20-1102   ISBN: 978-1-61669-768-6 Read book prior to attending class.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
08/07/2021 - 08/07/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 143245
08/21/2021 - 08/21/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 143246
09/11/2021 - 09/11/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145585
09/25/2021 - 09/25/2021
Sat
08:30AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145586
10/02/2021 - 10/02/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145696
10/16/2021 - 10/16/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145631
10/27/2021 - 10/27/2021
Wed
05:30PM - 10:00PM
West Campus 14
$53.00 0.45 145816
11/06/2021 - 11/06/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145587
11/13/2021 - 11/13/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145739
11/17/2021 - 11/17/2021
Wed
05:30PM - 10:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145684
12/11/2021 - 12/11/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145626
12/16/2021 - 12/16/2021
Thu
05:30PM - 10:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 145678
01/20/2022 - 01/20/2022
Thu
05:30PM - 10:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148321
01/29/2022 - 01/29/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148322
02/12/2022 - 02/12/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148323
02/26/2022 - 02/26/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148324
03/12/2022 - 03/12/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148325
03/26/2022 - 03/26/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148326
04/09/2022 - 04/09/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148327
04/23/2022 - 04/23/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148328
05/14/2022 - 05/14/2022
Sat
11:30AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$53.00 0.45 148329

 

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 three 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 three months.

Required Book: 2020 AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider Manual  Product Number: 20-1102   ISBN: 978-1-61669-768-6 Read book prior to attending class.

 

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
08/07/2021 - 08/07/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 143258
08/21/2021 - 08/21/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 143259
09/11/2021 - 09/11/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145690
09/25/2021 - 09/25/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145687
10/02/2021 - 10/02/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145818
10/16/2021 - 10/16/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145741
10/28/2021 - 10/28/2021
Thu
05:30PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145740
11/06/2021 - 11/06/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145685
11/13/2021 - 11/13/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145588
11/18/2021 - 11/18/2021
Thu
05:30PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145679
12/11/2021 - 12/11/2021
Sat
01:00PM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145732
12/15/2021 - 12/15/2021
Wed
05:30PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 145589
01/19/2022 - 01/19/2022
Wed
05:30PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148330
01/29/2022 - 01/29/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148341
02/12/2022 - 02/12/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148343
02/26/2022 - 02/26/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148344
03/12/2022 - 03/12/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148345
03/26/2022 - 03/26/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148346
04/09/2022 - 04/09/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148347
04/23/2022 - 04/23/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148348
05/05/2022 - 05/05/2022
Thu
05:30PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148349
05/14/2022 - 05/14/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 11:00AM
West Campus 32B
$43.00 0.30 148350

 

AHA Icon AHA CPR Skills Testing NEW 2020

AHA with Forsyth Tech offers HeartCode Blending  Learning for AHA BLS and Heartsaver certifications.  AHA Blended Learning has many benefits.  These classes minimize classroom time and student exposure.  Only the hands-on skills session needs to be completed in person.  The total course time and cost is basically the same as face to face classes.  Students can complete the on-line portion at their leisure.

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

Order the needed online HeartCode Blend Learning module listed below from AH A or WorldPoint.  Contact Marilyn Calhoun to select a date and time to attend a Skills Testing session; mcalhoun@forsythtech.edu.  The cost of the online module is separate from the cost of the Skills Testing.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
07/29/2021 - 07/29/2021
Thu
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 143236
08/26/2021 - 08/26/2021
Thu
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 143237
09/23/2021 - 09/23/2021
Thu
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 145819
10/27/2021 - 10/27/2021
Wed
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 145628
11/18/2021 - 11/18/2021
Thu
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 14
$28.00 0.20 145814
12/15/2021 - 12/15/2021
Wed
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 145683
01/27/2022 - 01/27/2022
Thu
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 148311
02/24/2022 - 02/24/2022
Thu
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 148312
03/30/2022 - 03/30/2022
Wed
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 148315
04/28/2022 - 04/28/2022
Thu
05:30PM - 07:30PM
West Campus 32B
$28.00 0.20 148317

 

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
08/18/2021 - 08/18/2021
Wed
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$70.00 0.80 143262
08/18/2021 - 08/18/2021
Wed
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$77.00 0.80 143265
09/24/2021 - 09/24/2021
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$77.00 0.80 145633
09/24/2021 - 09/24/2021
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$70.00 0.80 145742
10/22/2021 - 10/22/2021
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$77.00 0.80 145590
10/22/2021 - 10/22/2021
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$70.00 0.80 145686
11/13/2021 - 11/13/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$77.00 0.80 145815
11/13/2021 - 11/13/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 14
$70.00 0.80 145627
01/21/2022 - 01/21/2022
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$77.00 0.80 148358
01/21/2022 - 01/21/2022
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$70.00 0.80 148352
02/19/2022 - 02/19/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$70.00 0.80 148354
02/19/2022 - 02/19/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$77.00 0.80 148359
03/25/2022 - 03/25/2022
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$70.00 0.80 148355
03/25/2022 - 03/25/2022
Fri
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$77.00 0.80 148360
04/30/2022 - 04/30/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$70.00 0.80 148356
04/30/2022 - 04/30/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 05:00PM
West Campus 32B
$77.00 0.80 148361

 

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

There are no courses available

 

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

There are no courses available

 

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 –2020 AHA ACLS Provider Manual   Product Number: 20-1106  ISBN: 978-1-61669-772-3 

Purchased in FTCC Bookstore or at AHA distributors World Point or Laerdal websites.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
08/12/2021 - 08/13/2021
Thu, Fri
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$155.00 1.40 148368
10/22/2021 - 10/23/2021
Fri, Sat
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$155.00 1.40 145692
02/18/2022 - 02/19/2022
Fri, Sat
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$155.00 1.40 148363

 

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 – 2020 AHA ACLS Provider Manual Product Number: 20-1106  ISBN: 978-1-61669-772-3 
Purchased in FTCC Bookstore or at AHA distributors World Point or Laerdal websites.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
08/13/2021 - 08/13/2021
Fri
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$125.00 0.70 148370
09/18/2021 - 09/18/2021
Sat
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 14
$125.00 0.70 148373
11/12/2021 - 11/12/2021
Fri
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$125.00 0.70 145688
02/19/2022 - 02/19/2022
Sat
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$125.00 0.70 148364

 

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: 2020 AHA PALS Provider Manual   Product Number: 20-1119  ISBN: 978-1-61669-785-3 

Purchased at AHA distributors World Point, Laerdal and other on-line websites.

There are no courses available

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: 2020 AHA PALS Provider Manual   Product Number: 20-1119  ISBN: 978-1-61669-785-3 

Purchased at AHA distributors World Point, Laerdal and other on-line websites.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
09/17/2021 - 09/18/2021
Fri, Sat
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$155.00 1.40 145698
05/06/2022 - 05/07/2022
Fri, Sat
08:00AM - 04:00PM
West Campus 32B
$155.00 1.40 148362

 

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 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

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