What Courses Do I Need?

This depends on your state, job (or why you are taking the class), and facility. You will find the courses you need below.

What Course Do I Need?

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Childcare Professionals and Foster Care

In-Person Classes

  • CPR and Pediatric First Aid
  • CPR and First Aid for the Community
  • Fire Safety for Child Care Professionals

Online Classes

We offer 2 types of online classes. With either option, you will do the coursework online, followed by an in-person skills check for CPR. Being able to practice the CPR skills on a manikin is important for learning. Hands-on practice is required by Bright from the Start and SC Endeavors for child care professionals, and DSS/DFCS for foster parents.

“Live Learning” is an instructor-led class via zoom. Most classes have two instructors available to answer questions and assist with technical issues. This is most like an in-person class, since the instructors can adapt the material to the audience. These are held at specific times.

“Self-Paced” can be done at any time, at your own speed. You can start and stop as needed. It’s just you and the computer. This is a good option if the times for the Live Learning classes don’t work for your schedule. For the best user experience, you’ll need a computer or tablet. It’s difficult to do on a phone.

  • CPR and First Aid (Live Learning)
  • Fire Safety for Care Givers (Live Learning)
  • Blended ASHI CPR, AED and Pediatric First Aid (Self-Paced)
  • Mezcla de RCP, AED y primeros auxilios en español de ASHI (Self-Paced)

Learn more about classes for Childcare Professionals and Foster Care here.

Senior Care Professionals (Assisted Living, Personal Care, CNAs)

In-Person Classes

  • CPR and First Aid for Senior Care Partners
  • CPR and First Aid for the Community
  • CPR, AED & First Aid for Direct Support Professionals
  • Fire Safety for Senior Care Professionals

Online Classes

We offer 2 types of online classes. With either option, you will do the coursework online, followed by an in-person skills check for CPR. Being able to practice the CPR skills on a manikin is important for learning. Hands-on practice is required in Georgia and South Carolina for all senior care professionals.

“Live Learning” is an instructor-led class via zoom. Most classes have two instructors available to answer questions and assist with technical issues. This is most like an in-person class, since the instructors can adapt the material to the audience. These are held at specific times.

“Self-Paced” can be done at any time, at your own speed. You can start and stop as needed. It’s just you and the computer. This is a good option if the times for the Live Learning classes don’t work for your schedule. For the best user experience, you’ll need a computer or tablet. It’s difficult to do on a phone.

  • CPR and First Aid (Live Learning)
  • Fire Safety for Care Givers (Live Learning)
  • Blended ASHI Adult CPR, AED and First Aid (Self-Paced)
  • Mezcla de RCP, AED y primeros auxilios en español de ASHI (Self-Paced)

Learn more about classes for Senior Care Professionals here.

Direct Support Professionals (those who serve individuals With Special Needs.)

In Georgia, most groups that serve individuals with special needs are regulated by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).

DBHDD requires nationally accredited training.

In-Person

CPR, AED and First Aid for Direct Support Professionals

Blended Online Training

“Self-Paced” can be done at any time, at your own speed. You can start and stop as needed. It’s just you and the computer. For the best user experience, you’ll need a computer or tablet. It’s difficult to do on a phone. After completing the coursework online, you will need to attend an in-person skills check for CPR.

  • Adult CPR, AED & First Aid (Self-Paced)
  • Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid (Self-Paced)
Licensed Health Care Professionals (Dentists, Doctors, Nurses, etc.)

Basic Life Saving (BLS) meets the requirements for licensed health care professionals such as dental professionals, doctors, nurses, etc.

This class provides the basic knowledge to recognize a life-threatening emergency and provide life support when responding to an airway obstruction or cardiac arrest. This program is commonly used by healthcare providers and professional responders when responding to cardiac arrest.

We offer both in-person classes at your facility for groups or blended online training for individuals. For more information, click here.

Fitness / Certified Personal Trainers

Personal Trainers are required to have nationally accredited training on CPR and AED. While they may only work with adults, it’s highly encouraged to be trained on CPR for adults, children and infants because many gyms have child care facilities on-site. Personal Trainers are not required to have first aid training, but it never hurts to be prepared!

In-Person

CPR and AED for Fitness Professionals

Blended Online Training

“Self-Paced” can be done at any time, at your own speed. You can start and stop as needed. It’s just you and the computer. For the best user experience, you’ll need a computer or tablet. It’s difficult to do on a phone. After completing the coursework online, you will need to attend an in-person skills check for CPR.

  • Adult CPR, AED & First Aid (Self-Paced)
  • Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid (Self-Paced)
  • CPR & AED (Self-Paced)

Still not sure what class you need? Open up the chat on the bottom right of the screen and we can help you decide or contact us here.

If you have another question about First Response view, our frequently asked question page.

About Our Classes

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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.

With over 20 years of experience, First Response knows how to tailor the training for your group.

CPR & First Aid

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.

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

Learn more about our CPR and First Aid course here.

Fire Safety

In a fire, you only have minutes to escape.Do you have a plan for your home and your facility?

Fire Safety Training is designed to help your staff prevent fires and to respond appropriately in an emergency. You will learn about Fire Prevention, Fire Safety equipment, evacuation plans and more.

Our instructors are certified through the Georgia Fire Marshal and our training meets the requirements for child care and elder care facilities. 

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

Learn more about our Fire Safety class here.

CPR, First Aid, and AED

This class is very similar to our CPR and First Aid course, but the main addition is the hands-on experience with the AED. Using an AED for someone in cardiac arrest in the first few minutes will triple the chance of recovery. So having hands-on experiences is vital.

This class is required if you have an AED on-site for any “Expected Users” that may be most likely to need to use it. This class comes with an ASHI certification and ASHI e-textbook as well.

Learn more about our CPR, First Aid, and AED class here.

BLS

Basic Life Saving (BLS) is a more advanced course that is tailored for licensed health care professionals like Doctors, Registered Nurses, and Dental Professionals. The course includes adult, child, infant CPR and AED training.

Upon completion, students will earn a two year certification from American Safety & Health Institute.

Bloodborne Pathogens

In this course, students will learn about the common bloodborne pathogens, how to prevent exposure, and what to do in case of exposure.

OSHA requires annual bloodborne pathogens training for “employees with exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).”

In SC, annual BBP training is required for all child-care professionals