Advanced Professional Healthcare, LLC

Advanced Professional Healthcare Education, LLC

Group classes available for any course that we offer. We will travel to you at no additional cost. Contact Us! or call 414-791-5018

American Heart Association/American Red Cross Skills Testing Information and misconceptions addressed

Test taking tips to help you succeed!Over the past few years the option of doing a skills session vs a traditional classroom setting has gained more popularity. This option allows an individual or group of persons to complete the majority of the courses online through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross website. After successful completion of the online component, the individual will be issued a certificate of completion and should bring it with them for the skills session. The skills test is an in person session scheduled with an instructor to evaluate the practical skills of the participant. Because this is a two step program to complete, there are two fees. One fee is paid at the time of the course registration for the online program. Next, you will schedule and pay for the in person skills session fee at This is NOT a more cost effective way of receiving any of these certifications compared to attending a traditional course, it is a matter of convenience preferred by many as a more rapid and less time consuming way to certify. Often times we schedule skills tests on an individual basis or for very small groups. However many people still prefer this method rather than attending an entire in person course despite the increased cost. Some perks of skills testing include: You can stop/start the online program at your leisure from work or home, we schedule a date/time and location that works best for you and your schedule (even on an individual basis), the certification is issued promptly after the course, does not require a lot of in person time, perfect for limited schedules, lots of flexibility in scheduling and online completion, can take the online written exam numerous times if you are not successful the first time, and the list goes on…

Evaluation goals and guidelines.We currently offer skills sessions for: ACLS (2 hrs), BLS (1 hr), PALS (2 hrs), HeartSaver AED/CPR (1 hr) and First Aid. If there are no dates or times that work for your schedule, we do offer the skills sessions on an individual basis and would be happy to add to our schedule just for you, please call our office for other instructor availability at 414-791-5018. *Additional travel charges may apply* Our office is located in Wauwatosa Wisconsin and we would be glad to see you there for any of these skills sessions. Give us a call today and we can have an instructor available at a convenient date and time that you choose.

Initially at the beginning of the session the instructor will introduce themselves, have you sign in and complete any course paperwork, (briefly) cover a verbal review the course information and address any questions that someone may have from the online portion or about the skills they are being evaluated. At this time your instructor will also verify that you are paid for your skills session and collect your certificate of completion from the online portion at WE CANNOT ISSUE AN AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATE IF THE ONLINE COURSE WAS NOT COMPLETED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, NO EXCEPTIONS! In person sessions should be completed within 30 days of the online course completion. Please remember to review your information and study the information prior to attending a skills test. The instructor is only evaluating you on the practical portion of the course, preparation is necessary to be successful.

Sharpen your skillsThe person (s) will then complete the practical portion of the course while being evaluated by your instructor on your performance of the skills and sequences that are required. There is some time built in to the sessions for remediation if needed. If the participant cannot perform the skills required for completion the instructor will make an attempt to remediate. If the participant is still not fully comfortable with the course information or cannot adequately perform the skills necessary the skills session will be rescheduled for a later date. Any fees paid at that time are forfeited and would need to be repaid again to reschedule. *ACLS and PALS also have brief required videos that we will watch prior to the “hands-on” or practical evaluation*Skills sessions have been a pleasure to offer. Many participants and clients have appreciated the flexibility that this option gives to receive your American Heart Association or American Red Cross certification. We look forward to seeing you in an upcoming course!

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Student Testimonials

Very low pressure situation; felt comfortable.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Different ways to use the tools we have—very good class.
- Paramedic, PHTLS Provider Participant

I was very satisfied with the course and instructor. She was very organized and very thorough. Very willing to take time for questions and make sure everyone understood. Thank you!
- Physician, BLS for Healthcare Provider Recognition Participant

I just wanted to say thank you for the time Adam spent with us and the knowledge he shared. So much has changed since I last taught CPR and I walked away with a dangerously large amount of new knowledge. It was nice to be in a class that was actually enjoyable and I would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks again!
- BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Class was very helpful and very easy to enroll. Will definitely use this class for my NRP (Neonatal CPR Course). Liked that so many classes are available, frequently, and locally. Thanks! I would not have gotten my renewal on time without you.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

I really enjoyed this class. I thought it was very well done. The instructors were credible and presented themselves and the material well.
- Paramedic, AMLS Provider participant

Nikki is very good—knows her stuff and communicates well!
- C.N.A., BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Department requirement—much better program than [others]—less stressful, easier to learn. Retained more info!
- RN, ACLS Provider Renewal participant

Adam was very nice and made everyone feel very comfortable. Learned a lot.
- RN, ACLS Provider Recognition participant

Most fun CPR class I have ever taken! Instructor was clear and excellent teacher!
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

This was awesome. Learned a lot in a great environment.
- Medical Assistant, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant

Instructor was very good. Kept the flow of the course well. Had stories that kept the class interesting.
- Medical Assistant, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant

Very well done. Actually feel I could walk out of this class and perform CPR. Great instructors.
- Medical Assistant, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant