You have reached our COVID-19 updates page. This page includes information about your course options during this pandemic, what to expect at your training course, measures we are taking in response to COVID-19, etc. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Please note, recommendations surrounding COVID-19 may change at any time. We will continue to update our class participants on any changes.
Did you know there is an online course available for healthcare providers to improve knowledge and competence in mechanical ventilation skills? Click here for more information!
Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering training for those requiring it for their job/schooling requirement as an essential worker. We are encouraging the hybrid course (online course with skills testing) for both individuals and groups at this time as it is the safest training method with the shortest amount of in-person training (the majority of training is completed online with a short in-person skills check). Students will receive the exact same certification card with this option as with a fully in-person class. Students will still be required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines during skills testing. Skills testing takes an average of 30 minutes to 1 hour. Individuals may enroll in this option by following the steps below.
Group courses are also asked to utilize our hybrid option at this time but skills testing can be brought to your facility if you have at least 5 participants and can provide the required safety measures. If you are a group and require a fully in-person training, please email us for further info on options.
The American Heart Association did allow for a card extensions for those expiring before August. Please email for information regarding card extensions if your card expired before August 2020. Please note that due to a backlog of students requiring training and a limited amount of training days, you should schedule your training ASAP regardless of whether you are an individual or group. Also, please note that our administrative office is still closed so signing up via our website is preferred. We do return voicemails throughout the week and emails daily if you have any questions.
If you are an individual, starting August 2020 you will have the option to take one of our blended learning/hybrid courses. A blended learning course is a two part class. The first part, the informational portion, is completed online on your own time at home. The second part consists of a short in-person skills test. For more information about our blended learning courses, please choose the class you need from the Courses menu, choose your location, and scroll to Option 1 for training.
The blended learning option is a great option to utilize at this time, as it allows you to earn the same certification ecard as a fully in-person class, but with significantly less in-person class time. Fully in-person courses will be available to private groups, but will not be available to individual students at this time.
If you are a company/school/healthcare office wishing to schedule a private course for your staff/students, we are also encouraging the hybrid option as it is the safest training option available. Skills testing can be brought to your facility if you have at least 5 participants (or are willing to pay for 5 if you have less). Skills testing takes an average of 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. If you absolutely require a fully in-person training, please let us know and we can discuss further options. To begin scheduling a course, please use click here, complete all text fields, and click "submit".
Added Safety Precautions and What to Expect at Your Class
Life First Training Center takes the health and safety of staff and students very seriously. We have updated our policies to include added health/safety measures, as recommended by the American Heart Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will also be abiding by all laws established by our state and local governments. Here are a few of the changes we will be making, as well as what we expect of our class attendees (NOTE: When you schedule a training for yourself or a group, you will be sent a confirmation email with our training policies. You MUST follow all policies outlined in your confirmation email!):
What you can expect of us:
What we expect of you:
Our instructors will be required to wear a face covering to training.
You must wear a face covering (paper masks, cloth masks, or bandanas are acceptable) to your course.
Our instructors will not be allowed to teach a course if showing signs of illness. If an instructor receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, they must have clearance from a medical professional, confirming they are no longer contagious, prior to teaching classes.
If you are experiencing signs of illness, you will be required to reschedule your training for another day. If you have received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you must have clearance from a medical professional, confirming you are no longer contagious, prior to attending training.
Instructors are required to wash their hands or use waterless hand sanitizer prior to touching course equipment, after they use the restroom, after touching their face, and as needed throughout the duration of the training.
You are expected to wash your hands or use waterless hand sanitizer prior to touching course equipment, after using the restroom, after touching your face, and as requested throughout the duration of the training.
Life First Training Center staff will be adhering to all state, local, and federal government regulations regarding social distancing and the spread of illness during training.
You will be required to adhere to all state, local, and federal government regulations regarding social distancing and the spread of illness during training.
Course materials will be sanitized in accordance with our strict decontamination policy.
Adjustments to the methods of training will be made during certain parts of the course for the health and safety of our students and instructors. These alterations are based off of recommendations from the American Heart Association, the CDC, and the World Health Organization. You may contact us for more information.
Students who are in violation of any of these policies, or those outlined in their confirmation email, will be asked to exit the training and reschedule for a different date.
Groups scheduling a class at their facility must follow all policies outlined in their confirmation email, and ensure class attendees are aware of these policies as well.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.