Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced external defibrillators

Approximately 300,000 people a year experience a cardiac arrest (their heart stops and they quit breathing) outside of the hospital in the United States. If no one performs CPR in the first 10 minutes the chance that the person will survive drops to near zero.

Who do you spend most of your time with? Are you most often with family members, coworkers, and friends? These are the people that you will most likely have the opportunity to save. Do you want to be prepared to save a life when the opportunity presents itself? Just a couple of hours of your time could make the difference between life and death for your family, coworker or friend.

Our basic life support course will give you all of the information you need to be prepared to administer CPR when someone’s heart stops. Our class is thorough, yet non-threatening. It will teach you to recognize when someone is in cardiac arrest, how to begin compressions and provide ventilations. Your intervention can make the difference between survival and certain death. Arm yourself with lifesaving knowledge with our Basic Life Support Course today.

Our online course provides self-directed training that delivers clear instructions and high-quality content to healthcare providers just like any other conventional instructor-led training. This method of training is not new and is an efficient one as stated by AHA*:

"Studies comparing self-instruction or video-based instruction with instructor-led training demonstrate no significant differences in performance outcomes."

This course covers adult, child, and infant CPR.

Our courses have been purchased, under contract, by the U.S. Department of the Army and NASA .

Course format

This course is offered in in-person group format and online/blended format. All our instructors hold current and valid BLS instructor credentials from the American Heart Association. (Some customers require that our instructors additionally hold paramedic licensure, we can meet this requirement.)

Use our CPR course for required job training.

Skill testing

See our CPR skills form here.

This form is completed by our instructor, the students’ company’s instructor or a third party instructor we connect the student with. In all cases, the instructor will be holding current and valid CPR instructor credentials.

The student will receive hand-written documentation of the completed skills check and a copy of the instructor’s eCard. The student will provide this documentation directly to their company’s credentialing department.

This skills check documentation process is significantly more stringent than American Heart Association, Red Cross and all our other competitors.

Course overview

Our course front matter includes the syllabus, complete accreditation statements and statements from all instructors and contributors.


This course is accredited for up to 3 hours of continuing medical education hours by AMA — American Medical Association, ANCC — American Nurses Credentialing Center. If you require 8 CME/CEU credits, please see our CPR course for in-hospital providers .

Scientific basis

This course is written based on scientific evidence. Our ACLS, PALS & BLS courses follow 2020 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC. This science is compatible with Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSF), European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Additional review information

Additional information is available for organizations that are reviewing our course, just ask us.

  • Complete printout of study materials
  • Complete testing instruments with answer keys -- This is only available to accreditation organizations and government regulators that review our course.
  • Complimentary online course access
  • Resumes, CVs and all credentialing information for our instructors
  • Related GSA supply schedules: GS-02F-0047L, 51V SIN 105-002, 00CORP, and 84, 084/426 4f

Completion eCard

Sample of our course completion eCard (click to enlarge):



Students will also have a copy of their skills form (see information on the left).

Please verify the authenticity of our eCards by emailing us with the name and expiration date of the student.

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Contact us at +1 484‑464‑2882 or to schedule an in-person training for your group (minimum of 10 people). Or see our online sales page below.

The American Heart Association name is owned by American Heart Association, Inc. Pacific Medical Training has no affiliation with American Heart Association.

* Raina M. Merchant, Alexis A. Topjian, Ashish R. Panchal, Adam Cheng, Khalid Aziz, Katherine M. Berg, Eric J. Lavonas, David J. Magid, and On behalf of the adult basic and advanced life support, pediatric basic and advanced life support, neonatal life support, resuscitation education science, and systems of care writing groups. "Part 1: Executive summary: 2020 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care". Circulation. 2020;142:S337–S357.