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** Prior to April 2016, this course was known as BLS for Healthcare Providers. American Heart has changed the name of the course.


The BLS Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed healthcare professionals.

BLS  is an approximately 4 hour course, covering CPR/AED for Adults, Children and Infants, Choking, and all other information in the American Heart Association BLS Curriculum. The intended audience is healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel. Those who successfully complete this course will receive an AHA BLS (Basic Life Suport), valid for two years.

We offer frequent CPR and BLS  Classes throughout Northern and Central Virginia, including Richmond, Hampton Roads, Sterling, Leesburg, Loudoun and Fairfax.

Class Notes:

Certifications are issued electronically (as e-cards), usually within 48 hours of many cases the same day. Paper cards are no longer issued by the American Heart Association. Your electronic card will contain instructions for downloading and printing, if desired. For MOST Northern Virginia classes, BLS certifications will be issued at conclusion of class for most participants.  For immediate evidence of completion, any student may request a Course Completion Record (signed class notice from instructor) for immediate needs. Please make sure to check your email (and your spam filter) for your ecard, which will be sent directly from the AHA.

You MUST have the current (2020 Version) AHA BLS Class Textbook in class. You may purchase the book from us during registration, or you may acquire it through your own means. If you purchase the book through us, you may request to have it shipped to you before class (at an additional cost) or you may pick it up in our office at the beginning of class. ** Please choose the shipping option if you would like the book prior to class, as we are generally not able to offer "in office" pick ups, due to our class schedule. There is NO requirement that you complete any pre-class assignment, and most students just pick up the book when they arrive in class, but the choice is yours. If you pre-purchase the book during registration, it is $18. If you purchase the book on the day of class, it is $20. 

AHA Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

CPO certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. The Certified Pool/Spa Operator certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 282,000 successful CPO certifications in 64 countries. Many state and local health departments accept the CPO certification program.

Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatics industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers, and academicians. This training has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.

Course Information
* The CPO certification program includes pool and spa chemistry, testing, treatment, filtration, maintenance, automatic feeding equipment, and government requirements
* The CPO certification program requires an open book written examination
* The CPO certification is valid for five years

Course Benefits
* Proven educational tool
* Widely accepted by local and state authorities
* Covers topics necessary for pool operators including a section for local and state codes
* Comprehensive handbook that is updated regularly
* All courses are taught by PHTA certified instructors
* The CPO certification is recognized nationally and internationally
* Gives participants a better understanding of the operators role in pool care, management and risk reduction


Class Notes:
Per the policies by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), you must attend both days of class to qualify for the exam.

NOTE: You must bring valid, government issued picture ID (Drivers License, Passport, Military ID, Resident Alien Card, etc)with you on the first day of class. You must bring with you a pencil, photo ID, and a calculator. Calculators that are on smart phones are NOT acceptable. Please email if you have any questions.

You must have the current NSPF/PHTA CPO Certification Class text book. You may purchase it through us at the time of registration, at a discounted rate, or you may acquire it through your own means. If you arrive at class without a class text, you will be required to purchase one at the regular rate of $75. Most students prefer to purchase the book at registration, and have it shipped in advance of class, in order to review some of the content. The choice is yours. 

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