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American Heart Association Training Site


The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is proud to operate an American Heart Association training site.  Our site is approved 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 all of your training needs whether you are an EMT, nurse, physician, day care worker, teacher, or a concerned citizen.


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

      CPR/First                            $  50.00

      Skills Checkoff                    $  50.00

      ACLS/PALS                        $ 125.00

     ACLS/PALS Skills               $   50.00

If you have any questions regarding any of these programs, training site faculty can answer any questions you might have. 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.


We have a variety of resources available to our aligned instructors including training manikins, instruction materials, and textbooks. Manikins and teaching materials are provided free of charge from our Lending Library (availability based on a first come first served) at no charge. It is recommended should you need equipment to make a reservation 2 weeks prior to your class please click the equipment reservation link to make your reservation at the bottom this page. For information on equipment availability, please contact our office. Please request a course number prior to requesting equipment. Please remember equipment is loaned on a first come first served basis.

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Roster Fee (per course)        $10.00

BLS for HCP (per card)         $  6.00

Heartsaver (per card)            $20.00

ACLS (per card)                    $  8.00

PALS (per card)                     $  8.00

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