BEACON Heartsaver by Code One presents American Heart Association First Aid and CPR training through an online, self paced learning platform combined with an independent skills verification on the innovative RQI 1Stop® skills testing station.

BEACON by Code One includes:

  • The full Online AHA Heartsaver portfolio of training courses
  • RQI 1Stop® high-tech computerized manikins for real-time CPR performance feedback
  • Successful completion of the online course and hands-on skills exam generates the same AHA certificate you know and trust
  • Complete the courses at your convenience. Independent skills verification sessions are offered daily at Code One Skills Training Centers

BEACON Heartsaver Frequently Asked Questions

BEACON Heartsaver is American Heart Association hybrid training designed for lay rescuers who desire to learn or refresh their first aid and CPR skills.  Learners complete a portion of the course online and then come to our center for an individual skills appointment.

Yes.  The BEACON Heartsaver program is an approved American Heart Association program that results in a two year AHA Heartsaver certificate upon successful completion.

Code One has over 50 locations which offer Heartsaver Skills Sessions by appointment.  While the exact hours of operation vary by location, most Code One Training Centers accept appointments Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  See our list of locations here.

Yes.  We require that the Online Heartsaver course be completed before you schedule the Heartsaver Skills Session to ensure that you have the coursework done and are ready for your session.

BEACON is the American Heart Association program with some enhancements.  Learners use instrumented manikins from RQI Partners which provide immediate audio and visual feedback on each skill to allow rescuers to achieve mastery and allowing you to BE A CONfident rescuer.

The BEACON Heartsaver Complete Package includes the required Online Heartsaver course plus a Hands-On Skills Verification appointment at Code One.  This is the course that most learners require.

BEACON Heartsaver Skills Only is ONLY for learners who have already completed the American Heart Association Online Heartsaver course and have their certificate dated in the past year.

BOTH the Online Heartsaver and the skills session are needed to satisfy certification even if you are renewing your certificate.

The BEACON Heartsaver Complete Package includes theory (Online Heartsaver) and skills verification (Heartsaver Skills).

Here’s the approximate time it takes to complete each one:

  • The online portion of Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course can be completed in approximately 2-4 hours.
  • On average, the time to complete the hands-on skills session is 30 minutes.  Experienced rescuers may complete the skills in less time.

Online Heartsaver is the American Heart Association’s eLearning option for lay rescuers.  Topics include first aid emergencies, heart attacks, strokes, and CPR and use of an AED for adults, children, and infants.

Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a learner completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on skills session.  In order to meet Heartsaver certificate requirements, learners are required to complete both the Online Heartsaver course and the hands-on skills session.

The BEACON Heartsaver Complete includes the Online Heartsaver course and the individual skills appointment at a Code One Training Center location.

Learners arrive for their scheduled appointment to a Code One Training Center location and check-in using the instructions in their confirmation email.  Our system will confirm your appointment and call you with a door code so you may enter the skills training room.

Your Heartsaver Skills Session includes 3 skills and review:

  • Adult compressions
  • Infant compressions
  • Use of an AED
  • Review and practice

Watch a video of Youtuber Nurse Katherine going through her BEACON BLS Skills Session which uses some of the same testing elements as BEACON Heartsaver.

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