Q. Do I get certified by the American Heart Association?
A. Yes, all courses taught are the American Heart Association curriculum, CPR certifications are good for 2 years and issued by the American Heart Association. Community Training Associates is an authorized training center site of CPR and ECC Courses of the American Heart Association Training Center and as such fall under their internal accreditation programs.
Community Training Associates is an affiliated with Life Force USA.
All information can be verified by calling the American Heart Association National Center at 1-877-AHA-4CPR or 1-888-CPR-LINE
Q. How can I verify if you are an Authorized Provider of CPR and ECC of the American Heart Association?
A. To verify us with the American Heart Association you can call the AHA National Service Center at 1-877-AHA-4CPR or 1-888-CPR-LINE. Provide them with the AHA Class ID & the AHA Training Site ID (Listed on the Course Registration of each class date on our calendar) and they can verify the class as an approved AHA CPR Class.
Q. How soon will I get my CPR Card?
A. BLS Healthcare Provider, & Heartsaver CPR AED cards are mailed within 5-7 days. Proof of training is available same day.
Q. What Payments do you accept?
A. You can pay in person at the start of the class (Cash/Money Order/Credit Card/PayPal, Check) or you can pay via PayPal with a credit card ahead of time. If you pay on day of class a book/manual will not be sent to you ahead of time.
Q. If I take an Online course, how does that work?
A. All Online courses MUST be taken via the American Heart Association Online Portal, (http://www.onlineaha.org). Once you take the online class, the AHA will present you with a certificate with a serial number/proof of completing the online course. Then you must meet with us to practice your skills in person on the manikins and equipment, followed by a skills test. Once you complete your skills test, then the physical card will be issued by the American Heart Association.
Q. Why are other websites so cheap, what’s the catch with those $19.95 CPR cards?
A. Please be very careful and look out for fake CPR classes, especially the online versions that advertise for instant certification. The American Heart Association DOES NOT give instant cards online. Community Training Associates teaches to the American Heart Association standard, but some places do not. Our classes are required for Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics, Nursing Students, Lifeguards, EMT and meet specific guidelines are set by the AHA. Our prices are very competitive, and lower than most. If you find a CPR class cheaper we will honor their price.
Q. Why don’t you offer “instant” CPR card online?
A. Because the American Heart Association does not offer instant CPR cards or wallet cards online. The American Heart Association does not give instant certification cards . Websites will present misleading information that they, “teach to the standards of the American Heart Association”, but do not issue you an American Heart Association Certification. Community Training Associates is an authorized provider for the American Heart Association.
Q. Do you offer onsite CPR training?
A. Yes we offer onsite CPR training at your home or business but you must have a minimum of 8 people. Call us at 609.CPR.3015 OR 609.277.3015 for a quote.
New Jersey Public Schools Start September 1, 2014 ( Janet’s Law)- Become Compliant!
Beginning on September 1, 2014, the board of education of a public school district that includes any of the grades kindergarten through 12 shall establish and implement an emergency action plan for responding to sudden cardiac events, including, but not limited to, those events in which the use of an automated external defibrillator may be necessary.
It is required that no less than five school faculty members sucessfully complete and hold a current certification from the American Heart Association. Let Community Training Associates meet your training compliance. Our friendly staff will come out to your school and teach the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR & AED course to your facility See Janet’s Law for details
Personal Trainer – American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR & AED Course
Many New Jersey organizations such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) require personal trainers to be certified in CPR and AED use from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Whether or not the certifying organization requires CPR and AED certification, it’s best to have it because several New Jersey establishments require their trainers to be CPR/AED certified by the American Heart Association.
If you are taking the New Jersey Personal Trainer Exam soon, all registrants must hold current CPR/AED certification from the AHA at the time of registration that is still valid on the selected exam
New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist CPR/AED & First Aid Requirement – American Heart Association (AHA) 13:37A-2.1 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) requires Massage Therapists to be certified in Proof that the applicant has current certification in CPR, Firstaid and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from courses offered by the American Heart Association or a substantially similar course approved or offered by the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council, Coyne First Aid, Inc., the American Safety and Health Institute or EMP International Inc.
NJ Nurse/Nurse Practitioner CPR Requirements – (N.J.A.C 13:37-16.4)
As per the NJ Board of Nursing Law 13:37-16.4 Application for certification. Proof that the applicant has current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from a course approved by the American Heart Association.
Most all Colleges, Universities and Hospitals in NJ, including Stockton, Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC,) Ocean County College (OCC) Rutgers University/UMDNJ, Seton Hall, William Paterson University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bloomfield College, Felician College only recognize CPR certification from the American Heart Association to be accepted for clinical rotations.
NJ EMT/Paramedic/Air Medics CPR Requirements (N.J.A.C. 8:40A)
Current New Jersey regulations (N.J.A.C. 8:40A) require a valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider as issued by the American Heart Association for NJ EMT and Paramedic.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) does not recognize CPR training programs that are taught strictly on-line. CPR certification must be obtained through an instructor led program with skills verification, a written examination, and include both one and two rescuer CPR (infant, child and adult), use of bag-valve mask ventilation devices (BVM) and semi-automatic external defibrillator (SAED) training. OEMS does not accept handwritten certification cards or letters from CPR instructors, as proof of CPR certification.
NJ Physicians/PA CPR Requirement
New Jersey In-Hospital requires a valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider issued by the American Heart Association.
Special DNR requirements: These requirements are important for physician’s order or directive address to your emergency medical responders indicating the predetermined request by the patient (or the patient’s guardian or surrogate) to withhold CPR and other end-of-life resuscitative treatments once breathing and/or heart beat has ceased. It is the patient’s directive to be allowed to die without emergency intervention.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) protocols mandate the initiation of CPR for all patients who are in cardiac arrest, unless they are obviously dead or they are presented with a written DNR order signed by a physician and recognized as valid in the State of New Jersey
The New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy now requires all pharmacists to have CPR training at the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Level for giving immunizations. – American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) Certification.
Current certification in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers or in a course that complies with guidelines created by the International Uaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCCR) is provided by Community Training Associates LLC. The ILCOR guidelines, 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations, are incorporated herein by reference, as amended and supplemented, and can be found at the American Heart Association website. (CHAPTER 39 STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY NJ.SA 45:1-15.1 and 45:1447)
Proof of the current Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) Certification from a course approved by the American Heart Association is a requirement for applying for your license and to give immunizations.
You Can either take an in-person BLS Health Care Provider Class, or contact us for alternative online options
Protect yourself from Fraud and Fake CPR ACLS & PALS cards.
With the new updates from the American Heart Association comes a new looking card with many security features. The card has a blue bar (Red for ACLS, Purple for PALS) at the top. All cards issued by the American Heart Association will look exactly like the cards shown below, anything else is fake.
The American Heart Association does not certify trainers, doctors or training courses created by other organizations. Any claims that training products or materials are “AHA Certified,” “AHA Approved,” “AHA Compliant” or “created by AHA certified” people, where the “AHA” means the American Heart Association, are not true and are usually fake website with fake certifications.
The American Heart Association (AHA) does not give “Instant” anything or “Instant” wallet cards online. These websites are fake. All cards must be issued by an authorized training center of the American Heart Association. All online courses must be taken via the AHA Online portal at http://www.onlineaha.org, and skills test for the online courses must be done in person via an American Heart Association authorized provider.
The American Heart Association’s Authorized Training Centers will not send you an electronic course completion card that you fill in online. If you receive one of these, please report it to the AHA right away, along with any information you have about where it came from. If you suspect fraudulent CPR/ACLS/PALS certifications related to the American Heart Association please contact the AHA at 1-800-242-8721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the American Heart Association Fraud Warning at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Fraud-Warning_UCM_451200_Article.jsp
Community Training Associates is an Authorized Provider and an Authorized Training Center Site of the AHA.
To help prevent card fraud, there is a new Security Microprint embedded in the data lines. The microprint is unique to each type of certification. The new microprint is the title of the course, all caps and with no spaces.