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(2 Year Certification)

Recommended for: Laypeople, Security Guards, Fitness Trainers and Teachers.

Running Time: 1-8 Hours

First Aid/ CPR/AED


Taking a First Aid/CPR/AED Class

Prepare for the unexpected with First Aid/CPR/AED training from Heart Life CPR. Our curriculum, is taught by our Heart Life CPR expert instructors. Our convenient and affordable courses can help your organization become OSHA compliant – and empower your team to provide care when it's needed most. With award-winning in classroom trainings held at our convenient locations throughout Connecticut, and best-in-class Blended Simulation Learning, we offer training that's designed to suit your schedule and your learning style.


Whether you take an in-person class or take advantage of the Simulation Learning Experience, which combines online coursework with in-person training, you'll learn from some of the best in the industry. Knowledgeable, understanding and able to deliver information suited to a wide range of learning styles, Heart Life CPR's First Aid/CPR/AED instructors will help ensure that you not only understand the steps for performing First Aid/CPR/AED skills, but that you have the confidence and skills necessary to perform them correctly.

Heart Life CPR’s First Aid/CPR/AED training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults and children during many emergency situations.

Combinations Include:

- First Aid/CPR/AED


- First Aid/CPR


Choose from one or a combination of:

Adult Only, Child Only, Infant Only or

Pediatrics (Child and Infant)

What You Learn


When you understand First Aid and how CPR and AED can be used simultaneously, you'll gain the ability to help those in need. Through our First Aid/CPR/AED certification classes you'll learn how to respond to specific situations, which will help you care for people in crisis as they wait for medical professionals to arrive. This gives them the best opportunity for a positive outcome – and gives you the opportunity to change someone's life for the better.

What We Cover

Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of First Aid/CPR/AED best practices for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • How to Administer Adult, Child and Infant CPR: Learn how to provide CPR to individuals of all ages.

  • How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Special Considerations: Learn about AEDs, how they work, where to locate them and how to use them during critical situations.

  • How to Assist Conscious and Unconscious Choking Victims: Learn how to identify and support choking victims until advanced medical personnel arrive on scene.

And how to care for conditions such as:

  • Asthma emergencies

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Burns

  • Choking

  • Diabetic emergencies

  • External bleeding

  • Environmental emergencies

  • Heart Attack

  • Poisoning

  • Neck, head and spinal injuries

  • Stroke

  • Seizure

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare!)


Heart Life CPR in Norwich, CT is a leader for providing First Aid/CPR/AED certification classes and training to become certified or recertified in First Aid/CPR/AED. We take pride in providing our students with the life-saving instructions needed to respond in the event of an emergency. With a mission to deliver exceptional First Aid/CPR/AED training, our certification classes are led by expert instructors to receive the training you need for effective First Aid/CPR/AED response.


CPR helps save lives, and those who become CPR-certified may prove to be the difference between life or death. Additionally AED devices help save lives, and those who become AED-certified may prove to be the difference between life or death.​

If a person suffers sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the heart suddenly stops beating. When this happens, blood no longer flows to the brain and other essential organs. And if SCA goes unaddressed, a victim may die within minutes.

Ultimately, CPR empowers individuals of all ages and skill levels to become life-savers. First Aid/CPR/AED training teaches men, women and children how to provide life-saving support in SCA emergencies and other life-threatening situations. That way, First Aid/CPR/AED-certified individuals possess the skills and confidence they need to administer critical assistance in a wide range of emergencies.


When attending classes at one of our locations, students benefit from small class sizes in a comfortable environment. Or, we can accommodate your needs to receive training in your home or business by giving us a call. We’re able to work with small groups in your home and larger groups at places of business, making it simple to certify your entire organization in the proper use of AED.


AED Certification


Heart Life CPR offers quick access to register for First Aid/CPR/AED training by either registering online or calling our office. Through our courses, students learn how to properly respond to various first aid emergencies as well as cardiac and respiratory distress situations. This includes the knowledge and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

In our stress-free and supportive environment, students learn how to properly assess patients and clear airways to perform the necessary steps to CPR / AED. You’ll achieve the First Aid/CPR/AED certification you need to meet recommended guidelines for both children and adults through our quick training.

You’ll be given your certification card once you’ve successfully completed our course requirements. Your First Aid/CPR/AED certification card is provided the same day that you finish your class and will remain valid for two years.



Because we recognize that people learn differently, we deliver First Aid/CPR/AED classes in a variety of ways. This allows you to stay up to date on the latest techniques your way. You can choose the type of class you want based on your scheduling needs and/or your learning style. We currently offer two types of classes, including:

  • In Person: Led by knowledgeable instructors, our in-person courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. Perfect for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person classes give you ample time to ask questions and become comfortable with the latest techniques.

  • Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.


In Person: Delivered in a traditional classroom setting conveniently located at our office in Downtown Norwich, CT. Our in-person First Aid/CPR/AED courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. The course culminates with testing, which allows participants to receive a two-year certification.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.


Why Get Certified 

The First Aid/CPR/AED training and certification process takes just a few hours to complete, but can help you deliver the care that someone needs while waiting for medical professionals to arrive.

When you successfully complete any of our in-person or blended learning courses, you'll receive a two-year certification, as well as access to refreshers that can help you maintain your skills throughout your certification period.

First Aid/CPR/AED Renewal & Recertification

Upcoming  Classes

First Aid/CPR/AED recertification classes allow you to renew your skills, learn the latest techniques and can help keep your memory fresh – so that during times of need, you're ready to respond. Designed specifically for those with credentials that are valid but nearing their expiration, our First Aid/CPR/AED renewal courses are delivered in less time than our standard First Aid/CPR/AED classes, yet allow you to maintain your certification for an additional two years.


How Renewal Works

To renew your First Aid/CPR/AED certification, you can choose to take an in-person class at our facility or register for a blended Simulation Learning course, which allows you to study online, then complete a hands-on skills session in person.


Between Certifications 

Like many new skills, First Aid/CPR/AED takes practice. But if you aren't able to exercise your skills regularly, they're easy to lose. In fact, according to the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, first aid skill retention declines within a few months of initial training – and continues to decline as time goes by. In addition, the council found that less than half of course participants can pass a skills test one year after training.

In order to help keep your skills fresh between your initial certification and your First Aid/CPR/AED renewal period, we've developed refresher materials, which include the latest information, as well as interactive activities, like quizzes, games, and videos, that you can complete on your schedule.

For optimal knowledge and skill retention, we recommend accessing our free First Aid/CPR/AED refresher materials every three months.


Recertification & Continuing Education

Along with our First Aid/CPR/AED certification program, we also offer recertification courses for current certificate holders, as well as continuing education credits for first responders, nurses, teachers, social workers and others. Our teams are currently approved to award CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services courses, including First Aid/CPR/AED, wilderness and remote first aid, BLS training and more.