Life Support Courses

An American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center (TC) since 1997, the CoxHealth Training Center has trained over 120,000 students in life support programming. You can be sure you are receiving the finest AHA program delivery as several of our instructors have been recognized statewide for training excellence. We are home to several AHA Regional Faculty which are elected at the state level as experts in their area of life support.

We offer a variety of program from the AHA and the American Academy of Pediatrics. When you are looking to update your professional skills or want to be prepared for an emergency our programs make it easy to stay on top of the latest life saving information.

Many of our programs are offered via two methods:

Classroom-based courses require the student be present in class with an instructor directing the cognitive portions and skills testing.  Classroom-based courses teach skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique. This allows instructors to observe students, provide feedback and guide each student as needed.

Web-based or eLearning courses require the student to complete cognitive skills via web-based, self-paced modules. These courses utilize eSimulation technology which allows students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.  The student then practices and completes live skills testing with an AHA Instructor.


Please click on each course below for more details and registration.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Provider Courses
BLS for Healthcare Provider – Live Course
BLS for Healthcare Provider – Online AHA Skills Checks

Instructor Courses
BLS Instructor Initial Course
BLS Instructor Renewal Course

Lay Public Courses
Heartsaver CPR/AED – Live Course (Certification)
HeartSaver CPR/AED – Online AHA Skills Checks
Heartsaver First Aid – Online AHA Skills Checks
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED – Online Skills Checks
CPR for Family and Friends (Non-certification)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Provider Courses
ACLS Provider Course (2 Day)
ACLS Provider Update (Renewal)
ACLS for the Obstetrics Provider (OB)
ACLS Rhythms and Treatments (ACLS Prep Course) – Not an AHA Sponsored Course

Instructor Courses
ACLS Instructor Initial Course 
ACLS Instructor Renewal Course

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Provider Courses
PALS Provider Course (2-day)
PALS Provider Update (Renewal)

Instructor Courses

PALS Instructor Initial Course 
PALS Instructor Renewal Course

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

PEARS Course

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)

AAP/AHA Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Program (NRP)