Course Descriptions

CTS & Associates is proud to now offer instructor training for the following courses: Heartsaver, BLS, ACLS, and PALS. A current certification card is required.

The American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor Course certifies one to teach Heartsaver Certification Course (initial and renewal). Heartsaver courses include: Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver CPR AED, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED, and Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens. In addition, instructors will be able to monitor skills sessions for those students who complete Heartsaver Online courses. The Heartsaver Instructor certification is valid for two (2) years. A current certification card is required as well as completion of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online Course.

The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Course certifies one to teach Basic Life Support Provider (BLS) Certification Course (initial and renewal) as well as BLS Provider Skills Session. BLS Instructors may teach ALL American Heart Association’s Heartsaver courses; CPR AED for Adult, Child, and Infant, as well as First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens. The BLS Instructor certification is valid for two (2) years. A current certification card is required as well as completion of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online Course.

The American Heart Association Advance Cardiac Life Support Instructor Course (ACLS) certifies one to teach ACLS Provider Course (initial and renewal) as well as ACLS Provider Skills Session. The ACLS Instructor certification is valid for two (2) years. A current certification card is required as well as completion of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online Course.

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advance Life Support Instructor (PALS) Course certifies one to teach PALS Provider Course (initial and renewal) as well as PALS Provider Skills Session. The PALS Instructor certification is valid for two (2) years. A current certification card is required as well as completion of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online Course.

Babysitters Training Academy teaches adult/child CPR, signs of choking, how to help a choking victim, basic First Aid, infant and child safety, knowing how and when to phone 911, as well as how to get business as a babysitter.

Babysitters from age 11 to 15 who want to know how to safely babysit while learning how to grow their business as a babysitter.

BLS Provider Course Time: 3 hours

The BLS Provider course offered through the American Heart Association is preferred by healthcare facilities nationwide over any CPR course. The course covers adult, child, and infant CPR with emphasis on one and two rescuers. Students will learn how to use an AED as well as how to use a bag mask.

Physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, medical as well as nursing students.

Heartsaver CPR AED (Adult, Child, Infant) Course Time: 2 to 2.5 hours



The Heartsaver CPR and AED course teaches the basic techniques of adult, child, and infant CPR and use of an AED. In addition, students will learn how to assist a choking victim.

All lay responders (non healthcare professionals) such as police, firefighters, security guards, teachers, church leaders, lifeguards, childcare providers, and anyone who would like to learn how CPR and how to use an AED.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED (Adult, Child, Infant) Course Time: 3.5 to 4 hours



The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course includes everything described in the Heartsaver CPR AED (adult, child, infant) course as well as first aid. Students will learn how to assess a victim needing first aid and how to properly and effective render the aid.

Teachers, construction workers, parents, babysitters, electricians, daycare workers, life guards, athletic coaches.

PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support) Course Time: 8 to 10 hours

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Students will learn how to perform high-quality Child CPR with AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations, differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention, recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds, apply team dynamics, and more life saving skills for pediatrics.

Physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and anyone requiring this course.

ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Course Time: 8 to 10 hours

The ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Some topics covered in this course includes: skills learned in BLS (emphasis on chest compressions), airway management, related pharmacology, management of ACS and stroke, and effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team.

Physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and anyone requiring this course.