CPR and First Aid Training in Atlanta

CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation) Class was traditionally taught in an instructor-led classroom setting for many science filled hours.

Now, Blended eLearning classes with hands on Skills Session are taking the lead in CPR training with a shorter time. CPR, a well known life-saving technique, is best given within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest.

CPR involves chest compression and mouth to mouth resuscitation. CPR keeps the heart working, thereby, increasing the victim’s chance of surviving.

CPR and First aid classes are typically taught to the community and it’s workers. Police officers, child care workers, teachers, firefighters, are some of the people who need certification as a job requirement.

Atlanta CPR Everyday offers CPR and First Aid training in Atlanta, Ga. to thousands of people each and every day of the year.

Types of CPR Training Classes

CPR is also called BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider. BLS Providers training is CPR for medically trained professionals.

Healthcare professionals who respond to medical emergencies and provide Basic Life Support and / or Advanced Life Support to adults. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) is for children, and infant during an emergency like respiratory arrest, congenital heart problems or choking.

  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • CPR First Aid AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • BLS Providers (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS Providers (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS Provider (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

The American Heart Association is the only certifying agency that Atlanta hospitals accept for BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification.

Atlanta CPR provides AHA BLS / ACLS Certification in Atlanta at 9am each and every day of the year.

All disciplines of CPR (CPR First Aid AED, BLS, ACLS, PALS) can be taught in either a traditional CPR classroom setting or blended learning i.e. eLearning (online) with a classroom Skills Session.


Discipline Traditional Full Classroom Blended eLearning /Hands on skills Session
CPR 3 – 5 hours 2 – 3 hours combined
CPR First Aid AED 5 – 8 hours 3 – 5 hours combined
BLS (Basic Life Support) 3 – 5 hours 2 – 3 hours combined
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 12 – 16 hours 6 – 10 hours combined
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 12 – 16 hours 6 – 10 hours combined


In a traditional BLS CPR classroom, learners are given the opportunity of learning from a Certified Red Cross CPR instructor or an American Heart Association BLS instructor in one sitting, for a set time limit.

BENEFITS of eLearning vs Classroom Traditional Full Classroom eLearning
Complete in the comfort of your own home No Yes
On your own computer


No Yes
In your own time


No Yes
For busy professionals


No Yes


Other Types of CPR Training Classes

Traditional classrooms for CPR classes are usually organized by higher learning institutions like universities, colleges, hospitals, vocational institutes, community schools, at the Red Cross, also at independent AHA Training site.

Atlanta CPR Everyday, a local AHA Training site in Buckhead. Students have the opportunity to have face-to-face, hands on skills session with AHA BLS / ACLS instructors.

Certifying Agency American Heart Association American Red Cross
Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR and AED YES YES
BLS – Basic Life Support YES YES
ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support YES YES
PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support YES YES


Traditional CPR Class

A traditional CPR class gives the students the chance to having hands on in a classroom setting.

Medically trained CPR instructors show students how to properly perform chest compressions and give respiration to our CPR manikins.

All BLS training equipment is state of the art and up to date.

Traditional CPR classroom enables instructors to physically demonstrate how CPR is administered.

Students are able to take notes, these notes are useful for reference purposes and come in handy through out the hands on skills session.

Traditional classrooms have a wide range of developed study programs which facilitates easy comprehension by the students who hope to get their BLS Certification.

Traditional classrooms permits relevant corrections by the AHA BLS instructors and leaves an avenue for rapid improvements.

Students learn quickly in traditional classrooms as it is an active medium of retaining knowledge.it also helps students interact with other individuals of similar learning interest and skill set.

Which in turn motivates the students and accelerates the learning process in a CPR classroom.

Blended Learning

The HeartCode® BLS and

HeartCode® ACLS eLearning permits busy healthcare professionals like you to learn in the comfort of your own home, on your own computer, in your own time.

ELearning is often up to date relevant digital material on BLS training and ACLS training which is delivered in the form of video, audio, and some printable text material in the eLearning course.

These materials can be found online on the American Heart Association website.

For a BLS certification, the total e-Learning process usually takes 1 to 3 hours to complete. The ACLS certification anywhere from 6 – 10 hours for ACLS certification for most learners to complete the eLearning.

Consequently, learners would have to be skills tested in order to obtain his/her level of competency before certification is issued by your Atlanta CPR instructor.

Moreover, an online platform gives the learners infinite access to a wide range of information and data that induces learning.

The two learning processes are similar in some areas and different in some other areas with their pros and cons embedded in them. The following shed more light on these.

Similarities Between the Two Learning Processes

  •   Both the traditional classroom and blended learning processes allow students to have access to all course materials relevant to learning CPR.
  • Traditional classrooms give room for interaction where students ask the instructor leading the class questions and receive appropriate answers to those questions while in class.
  • An instructor is also available via email, and / or text message.  Most students just call Atlanta CPR Everyday at 404-956-4003 to get quick help with the eLearning


Differences Between the Two Learning Processes

Students cannot assess the eLearning without internet access. ELearning student can contact their instructors via email or text messaging.  Students in the traditional classroom course, also have contact with their instructors via email or text messaging.

Online eLearning classes have to attend a hands on Skills Session in-person / face to face with a certified AHA BLS instructor room to students to learn at their own pace and convenience, learners can stay in their room and acquire skills in BLS certification, however, the traditional class leaves no room for this

In conclusion, whether you choose the traditional classrooms or Blended eLearning and Skills session, enjoy the benefits. The best part of the class is the look on peoples faces, when they hold up their CPR certification cards

  • Both work well for CPR certification.
  • Both are suitable for healthcare professionals, and students.
  •  eLearning affords you convenience, flexibility and easy access.
  • Check the Class Schedule on our website for space availability
  • Atlanta CPR Classes 1874 Piedmont RD NE BLDG C Suite 355-C Atlanta Ga. 30324 has BLS, ACLS, and First Aid CPR AED  classes every day of the year.