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American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Training

American Heart Association Certification classes are taught under the guidelines of the American Heart Association. All AHA Certifications are good for two years. We have different types of CPR classes for different types of people.

General Public: Anyone can learn CPR and First Aid!

Offered as needed, our public courses are a great opportunity for individuals needing certification for either employment reasons or personal interests. 

  • Heartsaver AED (Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and AED use)

  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR

  • Standard Adult First Aid


Childcare: These classes focus on emergencies in the childcare setting

  • Heartsaver AED

  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR


Healthcare Professionals: CPR for any type of Medical Professional

  • Basic Life Support Provider CPR

AHA Basic Life Support Instructor Course: Become an instructor and teach CPR

  • This course will teach participants how to teach American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Classes

  • Current AHA BLS CPR Certification is required


American Heart Association ACLS and PALS


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

NCEMSE offers ACLS to all levels of advanced providers including physicians, registered nurses, paramedic, CRNA’s, pharmacists, and other health professions. Upon completion of the ACLS Provider Course, a successful learner will know how to approach cardio-respiratory emergencies using the systematic ACLS Approach. Properly trained resuscitation team members will have the skill necessary to manage the adult cardiac arrest patient and minimize the confusion and chaos that sometimes occurs during medical emergencies. Learning and practicing the ACLS approach helps learners feel more comfortable about individual roles and about facing future resuscitation challenges.

This course includes lectures and skills in the following areas:

  • Airway management

  • Review of ECG interpretations

  • Arrest and Pre-Arrest treatmentsTeam approach to treatments

  • Review of Pharmacology

  • Acute Stroke

  • Coronary Syndromes

Precourse Requirements

  • Complete/Pass the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment on the ACLS Student Website.

  • The Precourse Self-Assessment is located at The code to access the pre-course material is acls15

  • Print your certificate and bring it with you to class.

  • Students will not be admitted into the course without a certificate of completion.

  • Complete a BLS Course or be able to perform high-quality BLS, including the use of an AED according to the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.

  • Understand the 9 cases in the ACLS Provider Manual.

  • Understand the ACLS Algorithms for the cases in the ACLS Provider Manual.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, this course focuses on critical issues in pediatric resuscitation for health care providers. There is a very clear emphasis on priorities in the assessment and management of the ill or injured child. The practical application of cognitive and psychomotor skills in pediatric resuscitation situations are emphasized in case presentations, PALS instructors, representing multidisciplinary specialties, with expertise in the care of children will present information in a lively and user-friendly format. Participants in the PALS course will have an opportunity to practice emergency techniques such as intraosseous needle insertion, ventilating a child with a bag valve mask, intubation, and cardioversion/defibrillation of a child.​ The target audience for this class is Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory therapists, Paramedics, and other healthcare professionals.


Precourse Requirements

  • Complete/Pass the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment on the PALS Student Website.

  • Go to Code: use the code pals15 to access the materials

  • Print your certificate and bring it with you to class.

  • Students will not be admitted into the course without a certificate of completion.

  • Participants must possess a current Basic Life Support/CPR for Health Care Providers card. 

Emergency Medical Services Training

NCEMSE is a Minnesota-licensed EMS training center, approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Board.

  • EMR - Initial Class (Emergency Medical Responder)

  • EMT - Initial Class (Emergency Medical Technician)

  • EMR for High School Program

  • EMR and EMT refresher classes

  • Paramedic, EMT, and EMR Continuing Education (NREMT, EMSRB NCCP Compliant)

  • Quarterly Training for First Responder Units or BLS Ambulance Services

  • CEVO 4 (Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator) Program 

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