CPR, First Aid, & AED

CPR, First Aid, and AED Classes in Georgia and South Carolina

At First Response, we believe people learn best when they are relaxed.  Our engaging instructors strive to make the class informative and relevant for each unique audience. Practice makes perfect, so we have lots of manikins available to make sure everyone has adequate practice time to feel confident with the skills learned.

This course is similar to our CPR and First Aid Course but includes AED and other higher-level topics. Our course meets Bright From the Start requirements in Georgia and Endeavors guidelines in South Carolina. Tailored to meet the needs of Direct Support Professionals. Training meets the requirements for DDHDD, DSS, NAEYC, Foster Care Parents, and more.

With over 22 years of experience, First Response knows how to tailor the training for your group.

AED Training

Who Needs AED Certification?

If you have an AED on-site, any “expected users” are required to have AED Certification.   AED Certificiation is also required for fitness professionals and is required by DBHDD for those who serve individuals with special needs.

Why Use an AED?

Using an AED for someone in cardiac arrest in the first few minutes will triple the chance of recovery. Having hands-on experiences is vital.

How to Get CPR Certified

Onsite training

We come to your facility and train your staff at your convenience. You will receive hands-on training with CPR manikins and AED trainers.

In metro Atlanta or Augusta, we do ask for a minimum of 8 during the week and 12 on Saturday. For other areas view our minimum page to learn more.

Participants earn a 2 year CPR, First Aid, AED ASHI Certification. This meets Bright From the Start requirements in Georgia and Endeavors guidelines in South Carolina. Training meets the requirements for DDHDD, DSS, NAEYC, Foster Care Parents, and more.

$35 a person

Blended Online Training

Due to Covid, many offices are opting to do blended online training. This also works great if you do not have enough for the minimum.

  • Classes are done at your own pace through the ASHI portal. 
  • After completing the online class they will receive a 45-day certificate until participants complete a hands-on skills check.
  • The hands-on portion is done in small groups and takes about 15 minutes per group.
  • Participants earn a 2 year CPR & First Aid certification after skills check. This meets Bright From the Start requirements in Georgia and South Carolina Endeavors guidelines. As well as the requirements for DDHDD, DSS, NAEYC, Foster Care Parents, and more.

$40 a person. No minimum is required.

Skills Checks

After completing your online training, you will need to do an in-person CPR and AED skills check. We have locations across Georgia and South Carolina.    

This is usually done outside in small, socially distanced groups. 

If you would like to host an on-site skills check, there is a $50 fee (total);  this is waived if you have 6 or more people. You can request one here

AED and CPR Resources