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 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

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.

Class Title Course Cost Class Date Start/End Time
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132243 $45.00 8/21/2019  5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132244 $45.00 9/14/2019  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132246 $45.00 9/28/2019  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132248 $45.00 10/5/2019  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132249 $45.00 10/19/2019  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132250 $45.00 11/2/2019  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132251 $45.00 11/16/2019  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Initial 132252 $45.00 12/7/2019  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 

AHA Icon AHA CPR BLS Renewal

AHA CPR BLS Renewal course is for experienced healthcare providers who have previously taken an AHA BLS renewal certification 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. 

Class Title Course Price Class Date Start/End Time
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132269 $35.00 8/20/2019  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132273 $35.00 9/14/2019  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132274 $35.00 9/28/2019  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132276 $35.00 10/5/2019  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132278 $35.00 10/19/2019  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132279 $35.00 11/2/2019  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132280 $35.00 11/16/2019  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132281 $35.00 12/7/2019  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
AHA CPR BLS HCP-Renewal 132282 $35.00 12/19/2019  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

AHA Icon 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. 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; 336-757-3091)

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.

Class Title Course Number Price Class Date Start/End Time
AHA Heartsaver CPR/FA 129219 $65.00 8/17/2019  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR/FA 132305 $65.00 9/21/2019  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR/FA 132306 $65.00 10/28/2019  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR 132307 $45.00 11/6/2019  5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver FA 132308 $45.00 11/13/2019  5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR 132309 $45.00 12/11/2019  5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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 IconAHA Heartsaver CPR and First Aid (fee waived for public school employees).

If you are an employee of a primary or secondary public school system these courses free to you with proof of employment. Call for registration information; 336-757-7090.

Class Title Course Number Price Class Date Start/End Time
AHA Heartsaver CPR/FA 129219   8/17/2019  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR/FA 132305   9/21/2019  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR/FA 132306   10/28/2019  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR 132307   11/6/2019  5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver FA 132308   11/13/2019  5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
AHA Heartsaver CPR 132309   12/11/2019  5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

 

AHA Icon ACLS Initial and BLS Renewal

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.

Class Title Course Price First Class Date Start/End Time
AHA ACLS Initial/BLS Renewal 129546 $150.00 8/16-8/17/2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 pm
AHA ACLS Initial/BLS Renewal 132283 $150.00 9/27-9/27/2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 pm
AHA ACLS Initial/BLS Renewal 132285 $150.00 10/25-10/26/2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 pm

AHA Icon ACLS Update and BLS Renewal

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 5 years and can provide, in class, the past AHA ACLS and BLS 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)

Class Title Course Price First Class Date Start/End Time
AHA ACLS/BLS Renewal 129550 $120.00 8/17/2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 pm
AHA ACLS/BLS Renewal 132284 $120.00 9/28/2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 pm
AHA ACLS/BLS Renewal 132287 $120.00 10/26/2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 pm

 

AHA Icon PALS Initial – Pediatric

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.

Class Title Course Number Price Class Date Start/End Time
AHA PALS Initial/BLS Renewal^ 129553 $150.00 9/12-9/14/2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 pm

AHA Icon PALS Update / Cost $120.00 / Approx. 8 Hours (Call for Details)

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 5 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.
Students should be able to claim their ecard within 3 business days of the certification class.

Please call with additional questions, 336.757.3091.