Quality Focused Training
We are Code One Training Solutions, a leader in high-quality emergency training. With dozens of strategically positioned Training Centers across the eastern United States, Code One offers convenience and flexibility when it comes to American Heart Association courses. Code One is on a mission to to prepare rescuers with the skills and knowledge they need to save lives.
BEACON by Code One, our flagship program, leverages internationally recognized online training with state-of-the-art technology from RQI 1Stop® for learners to achieve American Heart Association certification in Heartsaver, BLS, ACLS, and PALS disciplines. Validated skills are completed with a virtually connected AHA instructor on RQI 1 Stop platform.
Code One provides in-person classroom training for Heartsaver CPR & First Aid, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support programs.
Our Founder, Richard Shok, identified a growing need for high-quality CPR training while attending nursing school at the University of Connecticut. “We were instructed to go and find a CPR class as we were getting ready for our clinical rotations. The variety of experiences everyone had was concerning – some never even touched a manikin or a bag mask device. I knew that I could do better.”
As an EMT, Rich felt prepared to take on the task of training his fellow students so they would have the knowledge and skills they needed to act in an emergency. He went through training to become an American Red Cross Instructor and offered his first class at UConn in 2005. Rich continued training part-time throughout his days at UConn transitioning to become an American Heart Association BLS Instructor, Connecticut EMS Instructor, and on February 7, 2007, formally registered Code 1 Training Solutions as a LLC in the State of Connecticut.
Code One’s inaugural EMT course was offered in December of 2007 with 12 students enrolled at the Hebron Fire Department. With the help and support of several EMS colleagues (including present-day Regional Director Tony Maggio), the first cohort of EMTs graduated in March 2008 and
As class popularity grew, Code One opened its first permanent location in 2009 at 25 Meadow Street in Willimantic (a couple doors down from its current location). This office allowed Code One to offer regularly scheduled CPR courses open for public enrollment.