CPR & First Aid / BLS



American Heart Association (AHA)
Basic Life Support (BLS) & Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Courses

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid courses: These courses offer essential First Aid and CPR/AED training, tailored for individuals outside the healthcare field. They are suitable for various professions.

Courses under this category include:

  • Heartsaver® CPR and AED (for CPR training only)
  • Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR, and AED (for CPR and First Aid training)
  • Heartsaver® First Aid (for First Aid training only)

HeartCode® BLS: Designed for healthcare providers, this Basic Life Support course covers adult, child, and infant CPR, along with Bag-Valve Mask usage and rescue techniques for choking patients. Targeting pre-hospital providers, nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare practitioners, this certification is crucial for maintaining licensing and certifications, including medical or nursing students. Note: This course does not include first aid training. If your job requires First Aid certification, you'll need to supplement with the Heartsaver® First Aid course.

There are three options available to receive certification through the AHA for BLS or CPR and First Aid:

  • Option 1 - Blended course provided by IREMSC
  • Option 2 - Request an onsite course taught by IREMSC at a location of your choice
  • Option 3 - Connect with an instructor to explore course availability

Course Option 1: Blended AHA Course offered by IREMSC

This option includes American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, First Aid, and Basic Life Support CPR (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. It's a blended course with online video-based lectures followed by in-person hands-on skills check-offs conducted at our office. Participants must purchase the online AHA course from elearning.heart.org and pay a separate, non-refundable fee of $80.00 to IREMSC for the AHA Heartsaver CPR, First Aid, and BLS for Healthcare Providers skills check. This fee covers the cost of a pocket mask and completion card.


Blended BLS-CPR and Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Skills Checks are available every other week from 8:30 am to noon, typically scheduled on Tuesdays. If fewer than three students are registered for a Skills Check, the session will be canceled, and alternate date options will be provided upon notification.

Steps to Acquiring AHA/BLS Certification via Blended Learning Course:

Part 1 of 2 - Online Portion of the Class:

1. Go online to elearning.heart.org to purchase and complete the Online portion of the course.

2. Select the course in the discipline (BLS, First Aid, CPR, AED, etc.) that you need.

3. The AHA Online course is self-paced and can be completed from any computer.

4. At the end of the online class, you will receive a certificate of completion.

AHA Cost for the online course:

Heartsaver Total First Aid CPR AED - $20.50

    • Product Number: 20-1440

Heartsaver Basic First Aid CPR AED - $20.50

    • Product Number: 20-1456

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED - $21.00

    • Product Number: 20-1404

Heartsaver CPR AED - $16.00

    • Product Number: 20-1401

Heartsaver First Aid - $16.00

    • Product Number: 20-1402

Heartcode BLS - $34.00

    • Product Number: 20-3553

Part 2 of 2 - IREMSC’s AHA Skills Check Class:

A certificate of completion from the online is required to participate in the Skills Check Class.

Once you have the completion certificate, you can register for the hands-on skills check. Click here --> Course Calendar to view and register for your hands-on Skills Check Class.

AHA Hands-on Skills Checks at IREMSC - $80.00

*includes a pocket mask and 1 completion card

Rescheduling and Refund Policy:

Reschedule requests must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled class date. Failure to reschedule will result in forfeiture of the course fee.

Refunds will only be considered for cancellations made two weeks before the course date.

Refunds will not be provided if you reschedule a class and subsequently decide to cancel it.

Please note: Our CPR classes are held in a classroom located upstairs, accessible only via stairs. Unfortunately, we do not have alternative accessibility options available. If stairs pose a challenge for you, we regretfully advise against registering for our classes at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Course Option 2:

IREMSC will contract with your organization to provide an AHA at your worksite or another location of your choice.  To acquire a quote for an onsite course, contact our Training Coordinator at training@iremsc.org OR call our office at 907-456-3978.

Course Option 3:

You may contact any instructor on this list to ask about setting up a class. The instructors do classes for groups as well as individuals. Prices may vary as each instructor is an independent contractor.