All CPR, AED, Basic First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen, Child and Babysitter Safety and ACLS classes we teach come with a Certification from ASHI – American Safety and Health Institute. ASHI is one of the oldest certifying agencies for CPR training. The classes follow the 2010 American Heart Guidelines and Standards (in October 2015 the new 2015 guidelines will be released. As the changes are incorporated by ASHI into the curriculum the classes will update to the 2015 American Heart Guidelines and Standards).
For Bloodborne Pathogens, Pediatric First Aid, Basic First Aid, CPR & AED, and CPRPro classes we use the ASHI Digital Certification cards. A digital certification card is emailed approximately 1-6 hours after completion of class. You will be able to save and print as many as you would like. We recommend that you cut out and laminate one of them to carry with you at all times. These are accepted by DHS and by most employers. The digital cert card also entitles you to a digital copy of the class textbook (except for ACLS), which is available as a .pdf file after you receive your card. You also have access to ASHI Learning links and HSI Passport. HSI Passport is an app for android phones and tablets and Iphones and Ipads. Passport is a free app that your certification card unlocks and give you the textbook, videos, and quick instructions right from your smart phone or tablet or Ipad.
For all other ASHI classes such as ACLS and PALS you will be issued a traditional hard card at class. Textbooks are NOT included in ACLS and PALS and must either be purchased separately from us, or brought to class with you. We do allow prior versions of the textbook and will provide you with any updates that you may need.
. For more information on ASHI visit their website www.HSI.com.
ASHI Class formats we offer:
- Traditional Classes are full length classes that are instructor led lecture, videos and hands on skills practice and evaluation. The entire class is completed at one time at our classroom.
- Compressed(or Blended) Classes take the same amount of time overall to complete, but you spend less time at our classroom. There is a required pre-class online portion that covers the videos and part of the instructor lecture. You must complete this at least 2 hours before you come to class (allow 2-3 hours to complete). At class you will have a review of the material, a hands on skills practice and then a hands on skills evaluation session. The certification card issued is IDENTICAL to the card issued for the Traditional class.
- Please note there is no such thing as an “online only” CPR certification. This is NOT a valid or accepted method of learning CPR. There MUST be a hands on component for a legitimate card to be issued.
We do not offer American Heart Association Certification cards or classes. However almost all employers (with the exception of Dignity) accept ASHI certification cards since the curriculums are identical. All Maricopa Community Colleges accept ASHI certifications, however some private nursing colleges do not. Please check with your school or employer to see if they will accept an ASHI certification, and what level of certification you need (ie: Basic CPR/AED or CPRPro for Healthcare Providers).