The 2013 General Assembly passed House Bill 2028 and Senate Bill 986 effective on July 1, 2013:
Every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license shall provide evidence of completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators. The certification or training program shall be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.
You may meet the one time only required training to meet initial licensure and license renewal guidelines by completing one of the following training opportunities:
1. The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) cost of $10.35 (after promo code). Takes approximately 3.5 - 5 hours to complete. Successfully completing the online course without the Skills Check will satisfy the training requirement for licensure.
- Go to http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284133837/
- Enter the promotional code of " VASC6 " and click the tab marked "Apply to Order." You will see the price drop from $17.25 to $10.35. Click “Checkout”
- Create your Account to continue checkout process. If prompted, select the “non-instructor led” option.
- Note: A hands-on skills assessment is not required for license renewal and you should be able to obtain a certificate of completion for your online training instruction for First Aid / CPR / AED to include with your license renewal without completing a hands-on assessment.
- Note: the "Check Your Understanding" page will not be accepted as verification of completion. Select the gray button on the right-hand side that reads "Course Certificate" to view and print your certificate. If you have forgotten your login or need any further assistance, please call Technical Support at 1-800-832-0034 or email customerservice@ECSInstitute.org
2. The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part I (90-1401): Course offered by the American Heart Association and will satisfy licensure requirements. Cost is approximately $40. Takes approximately 2-2.5 hours to complete. To register go to http://www.onlineAHA.org. Only Part I is needed to meet licensure requirements. (Completion of this training does NOT lead to FirstAid/CPR/AED Full Card issued Certification - this training only meets licensure requirements.)
3. NewLife FIRST AID / CPR / AED Online Training - Cost is $29.95 course takes approximately 1-3 hours to complete. Make sure that you register for the training course that contains all three components required for Virginia licensure.
(Completion of this training does NOT lead to FirstAid/CPR/AED Full Card issued Certification - this training only meets licensure requirements.)
4. Medical Training Solutions provided by Connie Fluet - Medical Training Solutions uses American Safety & Health Institute curriculum. Available to come to a school location after school or teacher workdays for groups of 10 or more. Individual may choose to participate in a scheduled training. All training done in one sitting (approx.2.5-3 hrs) that includes video, hands-on practice with manikins, AED simulator,Epi—pens and more. Only $15/person for Certificate of Training. Contact: MEDICAL TRAINING SOLUTIONS for more information on training to meet your licensure needs and/or opportunities to obtain full card issued Certification in FirstAid/CPR/AED 703-731-9944 firstname.lastname@example.org www.medtrainingnow.com
FAQ's for Emergency First Aid, CPR, AED Licensure Requirements
Print a certificate of completion and include with your licensure packet to be sent to the PWCS, Office of Certification for processing. The current training is a one time only licensure requirement for all initial licensure requests and all renewal requests for a Virginia Department of Education issued license.
Completion of the online training earns five (5) points and completion of the online training with a hands on skills assessment earns (7) points for license renewal (or the point value reflected on the certificate of completion if greater).
A hands on, skills assessment is not required to meet licensure guidelines however you are encouraged to complete an appropriate skills check/hands-on training and become certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.
If you have already completed training in all three components on or after January 1, 2010 you may include the certificate of completion in your Licensure Packet to the PWCS Office of Certification for review.