American Heart Association Training Site


The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is proud to operate an American Heart Association training site.  Our site is approved to teach, process rosters, and issue certification cards for the following disciplines:

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Heartsaver CPR 
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • ACLS (First Friday each month alternating Full and Recert each month.)
  • PALS (Last Friday each month alternating Full and Recert each month.)
  • All dates are subject to change without notice. Please call 276-628-4151 for more details or check our training calendar.

If you are in need of training in First Aid, CPR, ACLS, or PALS, please contact us. Through our network of approved instructors, we are confident that we can help meet your training needs whether you are an EMT, nurse, physician, daycare worker, teacher, or a concerned citizen. 


Individual instructors may set instructional fees for AHA courses.  The Council does not dictate fees for courses other than those provided directly by our office.  In-class fees for council-based classes (subject to change) are:

      CPR/First Aid                       $   75.00

      BLS HCP                              $   75.00

      Skills Checkoff                    $   50.00

      ACLS/PALS                          $ 200.00 ea.

     ACLS/PALS Skills                 $  50.00

If you have any questions regarding these programs, the training site faculty can answer any questions. For questions related to AHA programs or regarding aligning as an instructor with our training center, please contact AHA Training Center Director Bryan Kimberlin at (276) 628-4151.

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