CPR & First Aid
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS (Healthcare Provider CPR Course) & Heartsaver CPR & First Aid Courses
There are three ways to receive AHA CPR and First Aid certification. You can take a blended course, offered by IREMSC; you can request a quote for an onsite course taught by IREMS at a location of your choice, or you can contact an instructor to see if they are offering courses. First, AHA has many courses to choose from:
Heartsaver CPR and First Aid courses: These courses provide information on first aid and CPR/AED training. Heartsaver courses are designed for the layperson, someone who is not in a healthcare field. Examples are- babysitting, daycare workers, bus drivers, etc.
These courses include:
- Heartsaver® CPR and AED (for those who only need a CPR Course)
- Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR, and AED (for those who need CPR and First Aid)
- Heartsaver® First Aid (for those who only need First Aid)
HeartCode® BLS: This is a Basic Life Support course designed for healthcare providers and includes adult, child, and infant CPR, use of Bag-Valve Mask, and rescue of a choking patient. This course is geared towards pre-hospital providers, nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers who need a CPR certification for their licensing and/or certifications (including medical or nursing students). This course does not include first aid. If you need a First Aid certification for your job, you will also need to take the Heartsaver® First Aid course.
Course Option 1: Blended AHA Course offered by IREMSC
This option is for American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR, First Aid, and Basic Life Support CPR (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. This is a blended course that includes ONLINE video-based lecture and in- person hands-on skills check off at our office. There is a fee for the online AHA course (purchased on elearning.heart.org) and a separate, non-refundable IREMSC fee, of $80.00 for the AHA Heartsaver CPR, First Aid and BLS for Health Care Providers skills check which includes a pocket mask and completion card.
Blended BLS-CPR and Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Skills Checks are offered every other week from 8:30am – noon, generally on Thursdays. If there are not 3 students register for a Skills Check class, the class will be canceled and you will be notified of other date options.
Steps to acquiring AHA/BLS Certification via Blended Learning Course
Part 1- 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:
1. Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED - $19.50
2. Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED - $20.00
3. Heartsaver CPR AED - $15.00
4. Heartsaver First Aid - $20.00
5. Heartcode BLS - $31.00
Part 2- IREMSC’s AHA Skills Check Class:
Once you have the certificate you can register for the hands-on skills check. Visit our Course Calendar to schedule your hands-on Skills Check Class.
You must have the certificate of completion from the online course in order to participate in the Skills Check Class.
AHA Hands-on Skills Checks at IREMSC - $80.00
*includes a pocket mask and completion card
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.