Course Descriptions

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Umaine Training and Safety is Cancelling all CPR Classes Until Further Notice

Which class is right for me?

Training and Safety offers a variety of courses geared both towards those who are working in the health care field and those who are not. We offer four different types of classes: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers , Heartsaver CPR/AED, Hands Only CPR, and First Aid.

We teach all courses to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) or Emergency Care and Safety Institute respectively.

NEW – We now offer Hands only CPR

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers ($55)

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.

Course Length & Examination:

  • approximately 4 hours
  • Students will practice their skills and are tested with a certified American Heart Association BLS instructor.

The BLS course covers

  • Adult and pediatric CPR
  • Two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
  • Relief from foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Special resuscitation situations
  • Other cardiopulmonary emergencies

BLS training is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed, healthcare professionals, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Respiratory, physical and occupational therapists
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Residents or fellows
  • Medical or nursing students in training
  • Aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel
  • University of Maine Majors who need this class: Nursing, Athletic Training


  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two (2) years.

Heartsaver® CPR & AED ($45)

The Heartsaver®  CPR & AED course provides the general population with training in CPR & AED procedures.

Course Length and Examination:

  • approximately 2-3 hours for CPR & AED
  • Students will practice their skills and are tested with a certified American Heart Association BLS instructor.

The course covers:

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED & Choking
  • Overdoes emergencies

The Heartsaver® CPR & AED course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency due to job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including:

  • Security and airline personnel
  • Camp counselors
  • Police and Firefighters
  • Teachers and day-care workers
  • Aerobics teachers/physical-fitness trainers
  • University of Maine Majors who need this class: KPE


  • American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two (2) years.

Hands Only CPR ($5)

This course covers how to give adequate compressions. It is intended for people who are interested in learning the skills but do not need a certificate for an employer or class. This is a less expensive alternative for people who are just interested in learning how to help people.

Note: This Class does not include a certification

If you wish to set up a hands only CPR class for a group please fill out the form below

Hands-Only CPR Class Request

Request form for Hands-Only CPR classes provided by Training and Safety.
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Emergency Care and Safety Institute First Aid ($25)

This first aid course will cover the basics of first aid and is designed to satisfy most workplace first aid requirements. This class covers current First Aid guidelines and contains current information on injuries and illnesses.

Course Length

  • Approximately 3 hours with an ECSI Instructor

This course covers:

  • Basic first aid assessment
  • Shock
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Medical emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies


  • You will receive an ECSI First Aid Course Completion card


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