The American Heart Association offers training in a variety of formats.
100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience. These classroom courses are a good option for students who learn most effectively in a classroom environment with other students. These courses are taught by AHA Instructors, who administer both the cognitive portion of the course and hands on skills practice and testing.
Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner online, followed by a hands-on skills session. The hands-on skills session is completed in person with an AHA Instructor or using a Voice Assisted Manikin (VAM), where available. Successful blended learning can reach students with varying learning styles and in different environments. It combines the flexibility of online training with skills practice and testing for CPR and other psychomotor skills.
AHA eLearning courses give students the flexibility to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule, anywhere and anytime an internet connection is available. eLearning courses are fully self-directed, and do not require a separate skills testing.