CPR and AED Training Opportunities

Learn How to Save a Life

In collaboration with the Watauga Medical Center and the Omar Carter Foundation, there are numerous training opportunities to learn about saving lives through CPR and AED. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Mary Sheryl Horine at horinems@appstate.edu or Heidi Tait at taithr@appstate.edu

Take a course to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, first aid, how to use an AED, and more. This opportunity is available to any department or organization within Appalachian State University.

Steps in the process. “what happens next”:

  1. Complete the google form as an individual or group liaison.
    American Heart Association CPR Certification for Individuals
    American Heart Association CPR Certification for Groups
  2. Participants will receive instructions for completing online coursework from the American Heart Association’s eLearning.
  3. Participants will complete online training in CPR and AED use to prepare students for hands-on practice and testing of skills. The online portion of training will take approximately 2 hours. After completing the online portion, you will receive a certificate of completion. 
  4. If registering as a group, the group’s liaison will schedule a class time for the entire group to complete skill’s testing. 
  5. If registering as an individual, participants will receive a list of dates/times to choose from for skills testing. Skills testing will take approximately 90 minutes depending on the certification. 
  6. To request a skills test, complete the google form and upload your certificate of completion. Skill check off dates will close a week prior, in order to give instructors enough time to prepare.
  7. Skills Check request form
  8. Following successful completion of online learning and in-person skills testing, each student will receive a Course Completion Card valid for two years.
  9. Costs to be invoiced directly from Watauaga Medical Center
  • Heartcode Basic Life Support (BLS) online course $32.50
    BLS eCard $10.00
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED online course $19.50
    HS eCard $15.00

  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED online course $20.00
    HS eCard $15.00


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