CPR & First Aid

CPR and first aid skills are valuable to have, whether you’re on or off the clock. Obtain your American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) through blended learning; a combination of an online course, and an in-person assessment. Students complete the course online, and then schedule an in-person, hands-on assessment with an AHA-certified instructor at the SVHEC Center of Nursing Excellence (CNE).


CPR & first aid certification is temporarily suspended. We look forward to resuming this certification soon. Please contact us for more information.

Log onto the AHA website and purchase the HeartCode online portion.

Once the online course has been completed, participants will contact the CNE at to schedule the hands-on skills portion and test. Participants will need to present a copy of the online portion completion certificate and pay the SVHEC Finance Department before testing. Individuals with an active student ID card and SVHEC staff members will pay $15.00 for the hands-on portion. All others will pay $25.00.

For more information, contact us at or (434) 572-5568.