Course Descriptions

CPR / A.E.D (adult, child, infant) – 4 hours

  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • AED (automated external defibrillator)
  • Conscious & unconscious choking
  • Valid for 2 years
  • EMSA approved

First Aid (adult & pediatric) – 4 hours

  • Injuries – bleeding, burns, cuts, sprains, fractures, internal bleeding, eye injuries, mouth injuries, impaled objects, poisoning, bites & stings, head & spine injuries, and more
  • Sudden illnesses – shock, allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke, hypothermia, heat stroke, diabetic, emergency, asthma attack, seizures, fainting, and more
  • Injury prevention
  • Valid for 2 years
  • EMSA approved

Preventative Health Practices & Nutrition – 8 hours

As required by California Community Care Licensing to obtain a childcare license.

  • Infection Control in the Child Care Setting
  • California Immunizations Laws – requirements & record keeping
  • Nutrition and the CACFP (Food program)
  • Injury Prevention in the Child Care Setting
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Quality Education in Childcare
  • Cultural Awareness in Childcare
  • American with Disabilities Act in Childcare
  • Typically does not expire
  • EMSA approved

BLS for Healthcare Providers – 4 hours

  • Adult CPR – 1 and 2 rescuer
  • Child CPR – 1 and 2 rescuer
  • Infant CPR – 1 and 2 rescuer
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) certification
  • Use of breathing barriers & bag-valve-masks
  • Written & skills test
  • Valid for 2 years

BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal – 2-3 hours

Your current BLS card must not yet be expired, and must be issued from the American Heart Association®.

BLS Skills Assessment

The skills assessment for students who completed the HeartCode BLS online course.


Topics Include:

  • American Heart Association® Program Administration (PROAD) and Organization
  • Registering on the AHA Instructor Network
  • Navigating the AHA Instructor Network
  • Being an effective instructor
  • Planning to teach the course
  • Acquiring equipment and course materials
  • Classroom setup
  • Conducting a course
  • Course administration
  • Getting your student completion cards
  • Using feedback as a tool for improvement

Instructor Course Prerequisites & Requisites:

  • Candidate must be at least 16 years old
  • Candidate must possess a current American Heart Association® BLS Provider certificate. No other certifications qualify!
  • The BLS Instructor Course does not teach BLS Provider skills. BLS Instructor Candidates must be knowledgeable of BLS curriculum, and have strong BLS skills.  Click here for BLS study guides.
  • Candidate must complete the (1.5 – 2 hours) online BLS Instructor Essentials Course
  • Candidate must then attend the 7-hour BLS Instructor Essentials hands on session.
  • Candidate must be monitored teaching their first full course within 6 months of attending the hands on session. There is a monitoring fee.
  • Complete a BLS Instructor Candidate Application

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