CSEMS AHA Training Facility Prepares to Resume AHA CPR Classes, June 2, 2020

Our goal, as state COVID-19 restrictions are slowly relaxed, is to continue providing courses so that our customers may receive the certifications they need. Providing a safe environment is always a priority, we are committed to reducing the the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID-19. In order to resume classes in light of COVID-19, we ask for your understanding and cooperation with a few additional requirements to protect our students and staff.


Our AHA Training Center and Instructors continue to follow the existing recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , as well as the guidance of national, state, and local public health authorities, which will have the most up-to-date facts and will provide information on basic protective measures against COVID-19.


COVID-19 Precautionary Requirements

  • Class size is limited to 4 students to ensure adequate social distancing requirements are followed.
  • Student questionnaire completion upon registration and again prior to entering Training Facility.
  • Students will be required to use hand sanitizer as they enter and exit Training Facility and wash hands frequently and after any breaks.
  • Students required to provide and wear masks while in the Training Facility. Surgical masks preferred but homemade are acceptable.
  • Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to schedule course start time for registration. Must enter through the Training Facility entrance, not the administration side.
  • Students must be seated at least 6 feet apart during the class.
  • CPR manikins must be spaced at least 6 feet apart during skills practice.
  • Student to manikin ratio will be 1:1. Each Student will have their own dedicated manikin, AED and all necessary equipment. Students will not share manikins or equipment during CPR skills practice.
  • Students will not administer breaths to the manikins. Instead, they will be instructed to simulate breaths verbally saying “breath – breath” when breaths would normally be performed. At no time should students place their mouth on the manikin.
  • All training equipment, including CPR manikins, AED training units, and other first aid equipment and training aids, will be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated after each use in accordance following CDC recommendations. All Training Facility surfaces must be decontaminated and disinfected before and after training.

Upcoming CSEMS AHA Courses

Course Schedule and Registration Available Online – www.vacpr.org

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPRtypically for those that are currently or are seeking to be a healthcare professional or volunteer (EMS: Career, Volunteer and Students, Firefighters, Doctors, Nursing)
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR typically for the general public or those that are not or not seeking to be a healthcare professional or volunteer

*Continue to monitor website as courses will be updated on a regular basis

If you are unsure of what CPR certification you are required to have for employment or volunteering, we strongly recommend you check and confirm with your employer or organization before registering for a course as each have specific requirements.


AHA Card Extensions

Updates to AHA Card Extensions issued May 20, 2020

Post expires at 9:00am on Saturday August 1st, 2020