First Aid, CPR, and AED Training Requirement 

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. 

Updated Information due to COVID -19:

Until January 1, 2021, any individual seeking an initial license or licensure renewal and who has completed all other components of training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators shall be relieved of the requirement to have hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. License holders should complete a FirstAid/CPR/AED online training module and include evidence of completion of the video training for all three components with the license renewal packet.


After January 1, 2021, the training shall include hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an initial license and for each license renewal period. The training is no longer a one time only training requirement. National evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines are normally updated every five years. 

License holders will need to complete training with an agency offering all three components in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators . A certificate of completion for the training  earns (5) points for license renewal (or the point value reflected on the certificate of completion if greater).

 

Training Opportunities 

You may meet the required training for initial licensure and license renewal guidelines by completing one of the following training opportunities:

1. The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) 

Cost of $11.70 (after promo code). Takes approximately 3.5 - 5 hours to complete. 

  • Go to the Public Safety Group website
  • Enter the promotional code of  " VASC6 "  and click the tab marked "Apply to Order." You will see the price drop from   $19.50 to $11.70.  Click “Checkout”
  • Create your Account to continue checkout process.  If prompted, select the “non-instructor led” option. 

    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. PWCS Aquatics Center offering First Aid/CPR/AED Training

PWCS Aquatics Center will be offering First Aid, CPR and AED classes through American Red Cross for PWCS employees only.

Go to FirstAid/CPR/AED Training for Staff for available dates and to pre-register.

Training will run as blended offerings, with 2.5 hours of online work before the class and 1.75 hours in person.  The cost is $50.

  1. Create an account, pay for the course online
  2. Registration will be monitored daily and participants will be sent an email with instructions to access the online portion of the training
  3. Participants will bring proof of completion of the online portion (must be completed before the in-person session) to the in-person portion of the course
  4. Successful participants will receive a certification from the American Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/AED

Location of in-person training/skills check:

PWCS  Aquatics Center, 13833 Dumfries Rd, Door #25, Manassas, VA 20112

Payment Methods: Payment and registration must be conducted online. 

 

3. The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part I (90-1401)

This course offered by the American Heart Association (AHA) can be completed along with a hands on practice option through AHA approved agencies. Cost for online training is approximately $40 and takes approximately 2-2.5 hours to complete. The additional hands on practice sessions range in cost from $40 to $59  depending on agency selected. This will be a total cost range of $80 - $100 to complete all required components for licensure. 

To register go to the AHA website. There is an authorized AHA, hands on practice location offered in Ashburn, Va: "Safety Education Specialists" website, name:  Allison Kellner and phone 571-422-2989 and email AKellner@ses911.com. Please contact the authorized AHA agency of your choice to complete the hands on practice skills assessment. Note: You will need to take the AHA online training certificate of completion with you to your hands-on skills assessment training course. 

4. American Red Cross

The Red Cross offers training options ranging from $85 to $110. For more information  please visit the American Red Cross website. Make sure that you enroll in a course that contains all three components, first aid, CPR, AED


 Instructions for licensure holders:

Be sure to print a certificate of completion and include with your licensure packet to be sent to the PWCS, Office of Certification for processing. (Due to COVID-19 - until January 1, 2021, the hands on practice of CPR will not be required. ) After January 1, 2021, the training shall include hands on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an initial license and for every license renewal period. The hands on training must be clearly reflected on the Certificate of Completion.

A Certificate of Completion for the training with a hands on skills assessment automatically earns (7) points for license renewal (or the point value reflected on the certificate of completion if greater).