Don't have time for an in-person class? The American Heart Association (AHA) has created a convenient way for trainees to complete their required training on their own time. With the AHA's blended course format participants complete the course online and then demonstrate their skills at an AHA training center.
Part I: Online eLearning: https://www.onlineaha.org/
- Self-directed training including dramatizations, simulations, animations, and interactive activities to enhance participants' knowledge of CPR, First AId, BLS, ACLS, or PALS training.
Part II: In-Person Skill Session
- Participants demonstrate their skills in CPR, First Aid, BLS, ACLS, or PALS with a NSU instructor. Skill sessions are completed in NSU's AHA training center.
Upon successful completion of both the online eLearning and in-person skill session, participants will receive their AHA provider card. Provider cards are valid for 2 years from the course completion date. The Heartcode eLearning session must be completed prior to the in-person skill session.
BLS and Heartsaver CPR AED:
BLS and Heartsaver CPR AED skill sessions typically last between 30 - 60 minutes depending upon the participant's skill level.
First Aid, ACLS, and PALS Skill Sessions:
All participants will be paired with a NSU instructor during skill session evaluations. Participants must bring their AHA eLearning certificate of completion in order to sit for our skill session. ACLS and PALS skill sessions typically last between 30 - 60 minutes depending upon the participant's skill level.
ACLS and PALS blended courses are recommended for re-certification. Participants interested in initial certification can view our ACLS and PALS initial certification offerings on the EMS webpage.