Who needs CPR training? Everyone.

healthcare providers, lifeguards, teachers, construction workers, manufacturers, hotel & restaurant staff….

Basic Life Support (BLS) Class

The American Heart Association BLS class is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital, for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare providers.

The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card is required by many medical professions, such as:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technicians,
  • Respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists,
  • Physician’s assistants, residents or fellows,
  • Medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants,
  • Police officers, and
  • other allied health personnel.

BLS Healthcare Provider Classes in Jacksonville, Gainesville & Orange Park.

Purchase your American Heart Association BLS eBook for only $20 during registration

*Save more when you combine classes.* Group Discounts are available for 8 or more students.

Heartsaver CPR, AED and/or First Aid

Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR, First Aid and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.

Intended Audience:

  • Employee training at companies
  • Corporations
  • Businesses or other entities
  • Personal trainers and Coaches
  • Employees who are designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

BLS & Heartsaver Courses

*Save more when you combine classes.* Group Discounts are available for 8 or more students.

ACLS Classes

We offer initial/renewal ACLS classes monthly and ACLS Skills Sessions weekly.

Click here to see class dates for the next (1 day) ACLS class. The cost is $150+. The student manual is additional.

ACLS students must make an 84% or better on the required Pre-Test. You can use the code found in your ACLS provider manual or enter the code: ACLS15 in order to start the free pre-test. Participants must score an 84% or better in order to attend our 1-day class.

**Please email a current copy of your AHA BLS card. If renewing, a copy of your previous ACLS card is required.**

The AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course (ACLS) is intended for Healthcare workers who direct or participate during the resuscitation of a patient. The course emphasizes the importance of good CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communications during resuscitation.

Audience: Healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapist, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Students must be able to identify basic ECG rhythms prior to attending ACLS. The American Heart Association offers the Basic ECG Course for students who wish to develop or strengthen their interpretation skills prior to attending ACLS. This self-directed option called Learn: Rhythm Adult is available at OnlineAHA.Org.

ACLS initial ($185) and update ($150) classes

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. This course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Click here to register for your ACLS full (initial) or ACLS Update (renewal) class.

**Please email a current copy of your AHA BLS card.**

ACLS Skills Session

In today’s fast-paced environment, it is not always easy for healthcare providers to keep their certifications current. The American Heart Association offers a convenient method of obtaining an AHA ACLS card. Now you can complete the course at your own pace and on your own schedule.

**Please email a current copy of your AHA BLS card.**

5 Simple Steps to Certification:

  • Register with American Heart Association at www.onlineAHA.org to obtain the ACLS Coursework.
  • Complete your on-line ACLS coursework and print certificate.
  • Schedule your ACLS skills check-off with Florida Training Academy.
  • Bring printed certificate to class and pass skills assessment
  • Leave class with AHA ACLS certification card in hand!

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Classes

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course (including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam) will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years.


Complete the free PALS pre-test by visiting http://www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code PALS15. You must score an 84% or better in order to attend the class. Please bring printed proof of your score with you to class.


PALS Initial Course – $170

PALS Update Course – $150

The PALS provider manual is required & costs an additional $45

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