Class Schedule



HELP! Which CPR Certification Do I Need?

Course: HeartSaver® (First Aid, CPR/AED or CPR/AED) is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory, other requirements, or just to have life saving knowledge.  Most people need a standard CPR certification, often called CPR for the layperson. Professions that usually fall into this category are: Teacher, Coach, Camp counselor, School bus driver, Personal trainer, Daycare worker, Babysitter, Nanny, Construction worker.

Course: Basic Life Support.  Healthcare providers are required to take a more advanced CPR class. Professions that usually need a healthcare provider CPR certification are: Medical Doctor (MD/DO), Nurse (RN), Licensed vocational nurse (LVN), Medical assistant, Respiratory therapist, Hospital technician, Dentist, Dental assistant, Paramedic, EMT, Firefighter, Physical therapist, Occupational therapist, or other medical professional.

The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Course teaches CPR and AED use for adults, children, and infants, plus relief of choking for all ages. We will also discuss Operation Stay'N Alive, the DOT-A AED Program, location of the AEDs, how to use the AEDs within the airports and share stories of lives that have been saved by people just like you.


The BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Course provides a flexible alternative to classroom-based training. 

Part 1 is web-based and accessible 24 hours a day. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support. 

Upon successful completion of Part 1, students receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. For full course completion, Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor.

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is an online self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.

You will complete the online HeartCode ACLS training.  Upon completion, you will present to the training site for testing of skills.

**Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.  If you do not, please take one of our ECG/Pharmacology courses or contact us at 808-440-8988 for details.

New 2015 Guidelines!

This American Heart Association (AHA) renewal/update course is designed for healthcare providers who have already taken ACLS and either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.

Through lecture, video and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).


  • Valid BLS and ACLS cards
  • Basic EKG interpretation skills
  • Basic ACLS pharmacology

Important concepts covered:

  • The Basic Life Support (BLS) survey
  • High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • The ACLS survey and algorithms
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Immediate post-cardiac care

An AHA ACLS course completion card will be issued at the end of the course upon successful completion of skills demonstration and written examination.

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Upon completition of the online training, you will present to the training center for testing of skills.

General Overview

This class is an instructor-led, classroom-based ECG & Pharmacology course is an essential resource for training healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job. Workbook is also useful as a pre- and post-course reference book. Based on the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

The classroom-based, instructor-led ECG & Pharmacology course covers:

  • basic electrophysiology
  • normal ECG measurements
  • basic arrhythmias
  • the administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms.

The course contains two modules, ECG and Pharmacology, which may be taught separately or combined into one course.

Eligibility for continuing education credit:

  • Emergency Medical Services -- This continuing education activity is approved by American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 6.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0139.

The Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid course is designed to meet the regulatory and credentialed training requirements for child care workers in all 50 states.  This course teaches basic first aid, CPR, and AED skills for children. 

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid Course Completion Card valid for two years.

This training is offered only to our clients currently under the AED Program.

The AED Program is a service that provides complete support and necessary monitoring to assist new and existing PAD (Public Access Defibrillation) Programs to be ready when and if it is ever needed. This comprehensive program covers all readiness bases – from site evaluation, AED pad and battery monitoring and replacement, to CPR and AED awareness and education (services will vary by location and availability). 

They key to a successful PAD Program is education. AED Institute offers a complete range of certification classes for all skill levels. Your AED Readiness & Compliance Annual Program includes:

  • 10% off all American Heart Association Heartsaver & BLS Certification Classes 
  • One (1) FREE American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR AED Awareness Class per AED purchased from AED Institute. First year only. Certification options available upon request.
  • One (1) FREE American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR Class ($300 value) upon request within contract year. Number of classes dependent on size of AED program and location.

Be introduced to the concepts of a heart attack versus cardiac arrest, signs and sysmptoms for each, learn the Chain of survival including how to recognize someone may need emergency help, calling 911/EMS. How to adminster CPR/AED skills utilizing manikins and training devices. 

This is a hands-on demostration and participation class for knowledge only. There will not be any certification offered with these classes. All ages welcome to attend.