Class Schedule

St. Charles County Ambulance District is a recognized leader in EMS Education in the metropolitan St. Louis and St. Charles County region.  The Training center conducts entry-level EMT and Paramedic programs, EMS continuing education, and American Heart Association training, and much, much more. 

As an authorized American Heart Association training center, SCCAD offers community and professional CPR training, as well as advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification. AHA Instructor training is also available.

Other programs of note include Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Medical Life Support, & Escaping Violent Encounters (Defensive Tactics for Healthcare Providers).

Our Training Center staff take great pride in providing you with training that raises the bar on emergency medical education!

Committed to Excellence 

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in ACLS. By the end of the ACLS instructor course the instructor candidate will be able to teach, conduct skills and scenario testing, and remediate using the ACLS videos and the lesson maps in the instructor manual. 

This class includes BLS Provider recertification (When you bring a valid BLS provider card or a HeartCode BLS certificate to class).

 

 

 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Accepted for alignment with an AHA Training Center**
  • Possess a current AHA ACLS Provider card
  • Possess a valid BLS Provider card or a present a valid HeartCode BLS completion certificate.
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network. 

    • If you will be a new AHA instructor, please register with the AHA Instructor Network. Click here for instructions.
    • If you are already an AHA instructor in another discipline, or if you have been one in the past, you must provide us with your Instructor Network ID number. If you need assistance in accessing the Instructor Network, call 1-800-242-8721. Do not create a new account.

** Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site or bring the TC's address and the TC Coordinator's name

 

Instructor manuals:

You are responsible for acquiring your own instructor and provider manuals and bringing them to class.

The manuals required for this course are available in paperback and eBook:


 

  • ACLS Instructor Manual - Item #: 20-1107; ISBN: 978-1-61669-773-0
  • ACLS Instructor eBook - Item #: 20-3101: ISBN: 978-1-61669-798-3
  • ACLS Provider Manual - Item #: 20-1106; ISBN: 978-1-61669-772-3
  • ACLS Provider eBook - Item #: 20-3100:  ISBN: 978-1-61669-797-6

 

For concurrent BLS Provider recertification, you must also bring:

  • BLS Provider Manual - Item #: 20-1102;  ISBN: 978-1-61669-768-6
  • BLS Provider eBook - Item #: 20-3102; ISBN:  978-1-61669-799-0

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

Course Monitoring:

Within 6 months following the successful completion of the Instructor course, the instructor candidate must be monitored teaching by Training Center Faculty (The TC may require additional monitoring, if needed). 

 

Successful Completion:

  • Complete all prerequisites
  • Attend the instructor renewal class
  • Demonstrate BLS and ACLS provider skills with expert proficiency
  • Pass the ACLS provider written examination
  • Pass the ACLS instructor written examination
  • Competently evaluate another student running a Megacode
  • Complete any instructor updates as per the AHA (if applicable)
  • For concurrent BLS provider recertification, you must also present an unexpired BLS provider card or a valid copy of your HeartCode BLS course completion certificate. Please note that to be considered valid, your HeartCode certificate must be no more than 6 months old at the time of the instructor class.

 

Certification Cards:

ACLS Instructor and BLS Provider certifications are valid for a period of 2 years. To maintain ACLS Instructor status, you must teach a minimum of 4 ACLS classes during your 2-year certification period prior to renewal. Your ACLS instructor card supersedes the ACLS provider card. 

SCCAD will process certification cards within 20 working days after the completion of all course requirements.

The ACLS Instructor Renewal Course is designed for existing ACLS instructors eligible for instructor status renewal.

As a bonus, this class also offers BLS Provider recertification

 

 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Aligned with an AHA Training Center**
  • A current ACLS Instructor card
  • A valid BLS Provider card or a valid HeartCode BLS completion certificate.
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network.
  • Records demonstrating you have taught at least 4 classes during the current 2 year instructor certification period.

** Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site or bring the TC's address and the TC Coordinator's name

Instructor manuals:

You are responsible for acquiring your own instructor and provider manuals and bringing them to class.

The manuals required for this course are available in paperback and eBook:


 

  • ACLS Instructor Manual - Item #: 20-1107; ISBN: 978-1-61669-773-0
  • ACLS Instructor eBook - Item #: 20-3101;  ISBN: 978-1-61669-798-3
  • ACLS Provider Manual - Item #: 20-1106; ISBN: 978-1-61669-772-3
  • ACLS Provider eBook - Item #: 20-3100:  ISBN: 978-1-61669-797-6

 

For concurrent BLS Provider recertification, you must also bring:

  • BLS Provider Manual - Item #: 20-1102;  ISBN: 978-1-61669-768-6
  • BLS Provider eBook - Item #: 20-3102; ISBN:  978-1-61669-799-0

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

Successful Completion:

  • Complete all prerequisites
  • Attend the instructor renewal class
  • Demonstrate BLS and ACLS provider skills with expert proficiency
  • Pass the ACLS provider written examination
  • Pass the ACLS instructor written examination
  • Competently evaluate another student running a Megacode
  • Complete any instructor updates as per the AHA (if applicable)
  • Present a copy of your unexpired ACLS Instructor card.
  • Present a copy of your unexpired BLS Provider card or a valid HeartCode BLS completion certificate.

 

ACLS Instructor and BLS Provider certifications are valid for a period of 2 years. To maintain ACLS Instructor status, you must teach a minimum of 4 ACLS classes during your 2-year certification period prior to renewal. Your ACLS instructor card supersedes the ACLS provider card. 

SCCAD will process certification cards within 20 working days after the completion of all course requirements.

Your CPR certification will be conducted using a blended-learning format called "HeartCode BLS" (part 1 online; part 2 face to face). 

 

1) Complete Part 1 of the HeartCode BLS course online and bring your completion certificate along when you come to the classroom to complete the hands-on portion. The online portion takes approximately 90-100 minutes to complete and is included as part of the cost of this class.

2) Come to the SCCAD training center at the time/date specified, and complete Part 2: a 60-minute hands-on skills practice and testing session with a BLS Instructor.

3) Successful completion of both parts (online and instructor-led) is required for certification.

 

To Complete Part One:

  1. Press the "Continue with Registration" button at the bottom of this page, then enter your name, email address, and phone number. Pay careful attention to spelling.
  2. Once you have registered, you'll receive an email containing your personal keycode url that will take you to the online course.
  3. Create an AHA account.
  4. Complete the online course.
  5. Print your certificate and bring it with you when you come to our Training Center for Part 2.   

 

This BLS CPR Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors for "BLS" as well as all "Heartsaver" CPR and First Aid classes.

 

Make sure your current provider card reads, "BLS." If it is labeled "Heartsaver," this is not the course you need.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be accepted into an AHA Training Center (please see restrictions below**).
  • A current AHA BLS Provider card*
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network.
  • Completion Certificate for the online course, BLS Instructor Essentials.

Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor and provider manuals (must be the latest edition, having the new guidelines). THE MANUALS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA CPR INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD.

The required books for a BLS instructor are:

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

Course Monitoring: 

Within 6 months following the successful completion of the Instructor course, the instructor candidate must be monitored teaching by Training Center Faculty (The TC may require additional monitoring, if needed).

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom portion of the course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card.

**Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County (i.e., approx. 90% of your classes), you will need to align as an instructor with another AHA training center prior to attending the class. When you come to class, please have your Training Center's address and the name of their TC Coordinator, and bring the completed instructor candidate application form found HERE.

updated 4/5/2018

This BLS CPR Instructor Renewal Course is designed to recertify existing BLS Instructors who have met the requirements to continue teaching all "BLS and Heartsaver CPR and First Aid" classes.

 

Make sure your current instructor card reads, "BLS" Instructor. If it is labeled "Heartsaver" Instructor, this is not the course you need.

 

Course Prerequisites: 

  • Be accepted into an AHA Training Center**
  • A current AHA BLS Instructor card*
  • Verification of teaching at least 4 classes during the previous certification period. No Exceptions!
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network (see instructions here)  
    • You must bring your Instructor ID # to class. If you have forgotten your number, call 1-800-242-8721. Do not create a new instructor account!

Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor and provider manuals (must be the latest edition, having the new guidelines). THE INSTRUCTOR MANUALS MUST BE BROUGHT TO CLASS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR RE-CERTIFICATION. 

The required books for a BLS instructor are:

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

Successful Completion: 

  • Complete all prerequisites
  • Attend the instructor renewal course
  • Demonstrate provider skills
  • Pass the instructor written examination
  • Pass the BLS Provider written examination
  • Successfully evaluate another student

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card.

 

**Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County (i.e., approx. 90% of your classes), you will need to align as an instructor with another AHA training center prior to attending the class. When you come to class, please have your Training Center's address and the name of their TC Coordinator, and bring the completed instructor candidate application form found HERE.

updated 4/5/2018

This Heartsaver CPR Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors for "Heartsaver CPR" classes (not BLS for Healthcare Provider classes)

 

Make sure your current provider card reads, "Heartsaver." If it is labeled "BLS," this is not the course you need.

 

Course Prerequisites: 

  • Be accepted into an AHA Training Center prior to coming to class. Authorization must be granted by the TC's Coordinator on a case-by-case basis. Complete this FORM & bring it to class. To align with SCCAD, you must meet very specific criteria (see below)**
  • A current AHA CPR Provider card
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network.
  • Complete Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online course. Bring completion certificate to class.

 

If you have a "Heartsaver" CPR provider card you will be issued a Heartsaver instructor card upon successful completion of all course requirements. At that time, you will only be authorized to teach Heartsaver courses.

 

Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor manuals. THE MANUALS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA CPR INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD. 

The required books for a Heartsaver instructor are:

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual 2015 - Item #: 15-1023    ISBN: 978-1-61669-430-2

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual 2015 -  Item #: 15-1039   ISBN: 978-1-61669-432-6

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook 2015 - Item #: 15-1018   ISBN: 978-1-61669-424-1

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook 2015 - Item #: 15-1038   ISBN: 978-1-61669-425-8

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

 

Course Monitoring: 

Within 6 months following the successful completion of the Instructor course, the instructor candidate must be monitored teaching by Training Center Faculty (The TC may require additional monitoring, if needed).

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom portion of the course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card.  

 

**Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County (i.e., approx. 90% of your classes), you will need to align as an instructor with another AHA training center prior to attending the class. When you come to class, please have your Training Center's address and the name of their TC Coordinator, and bring the completed instructor candidate application form found HERE.

This Heartsaver CPR Instructor Renewal Course is designed to recertify existing Heartsaver Instructors who have met the requirements to continue teaching all "Heartsaver CPR and First Aid" classes (not BLS classes).

Make sure your current instructor card reads, "Heartsaver" Instructor. If it is labeled "BLS" Instructor, this is not the course you need.

 

Course Prerequisites: 

  • Be accepted into an AHA Training Center**
  • A current AHA Heartsaver Instructor card*
  • Verification of teaching at least 4 classes during the previous certification period. This is an AHA requirement!
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network (see instructions here)  
    • You must bring your Instructor ID # to class. If you have forgotten your number, call 1-800-242-8721. Do not create a new instructor account!

Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor and provider manuals (must be the latest edition, having the new guidelines). THE INSTRUCTOR MANUALS MUST BE BROUGHT TO CLASS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR RE-CERTIFICATION. 

The required books for a Heartsaver instructor are:

  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual 2015 - Item #: 15-1023    ISBN: 978-1-61669-430-2
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual 2015 -  Item #: 15-1039   ISBN: 978-1-61669-432-6

 

 Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

 Successful Completion: 

  • Complete all prerequisites
  • Attend the instructor renewal course
  • Demonstrate provider skills
  • Pass the instructor written examination
  • Successfully evaluate another instructor candidate

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card.

 

**Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County (i.e., approx. 90% of your classes), you will need to be aligned as an instructor with a different AHA training center prior to attending the class. When you come to class, please have your Training Center's address and the name of their TC Coordinator.

updated 4/5/2018

 THE TEXTBOOK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE! Students are responsible for purchasing their own book for this course. PLEASE BRING THE BOOK TO CLASS.  The book required is:  EMS Safety 2nd Edition ISBN 9781284041118. 

Suggested Distributor: Jones & Bartlett Learning  http://www.jblearning.com/

NAEMT's EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners' awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.

The curriculum covers crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and bystander safety, and personal health. It offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.

EMS Safety is for all EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing pre-hospital care, EMS supervisors and administrators concerned with safety.

(Above was sourced from:  www.naemt.org)

Students who take EMS Safety will learn to:

  •  Identify key elements in safe operation of an ambulance
  •  Describe techniques for moving and securing patients
  •  Recognize situations where the EMS practitioner may be at risk of violence, and how such situations may be avoided
  • Appreciate the importance of maintaining good personal health, and the impact of EMS service on practitioners’ personal health
  • Address safety elements in a variety of operational situations

NAEMT continuing education courses are accredited by the CECBEMS, and also are recognized for recertification requirements by NREMT.

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.

Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook. The required textbook is Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation 7th Edition- ISBN 9781610020244. 

Textbooks are available through a variety of sources. These are authorized AHA distributors: 

Channing Bete Company

Phone: 800-611-6083

aha.channing-bete.com

Laerdal Medical Corporation

Phone: 888-562-4242

laerdal.com

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.

Phone: 888-322-8350

eWorldPoint.com

One part of the class is an interactive classroom session (PART 2) and the other part is an online exam (PART 1). You must successfully complete both parts to receive a NRP completion eCard.

The online examination replaces the classroom written test, and students will need to study the NRP Textbook, Complete the online examination PART 1 NO LATER THAN 14 days after attending the classroom session. Up to 11 hours of Continuing Education Credit will be offered through NRP for the examination. 

There is a $35.00 charge to complete the on-line examination after attending the classroom session. (We will email this information upon registration confirmation).  

 

This fast-paced one-day review class will provide an overview of paramedic program course content.  It is intended for persons wishing to take the summative paramedic examination.  The program is also appropriate for CEU credit. 

Our training center is now located at 4141 Mexico Road, St Peters, MO, behind SCCAD headquarters, just east of the intersection of Mexico and Jungermann (next to US Bank).  Please park at the front of the building only in MARKED parking spots or at our Old location on Old Mill Parkway in the designated "student" parking areas.

 

REGISTRATION & REFUNDS

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis, and are not confirmed until registration and payment is completed online. Space is limited, so we strongly recommend registering as early as possible.

Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A complete refund will be issued if this occurs.

If you need to cancel a registration, you must do so at least 48 hours in advance to receive a refund (minus a $10.00 processing fee). Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the program date are not refundable. If possible and sufficient class space is available, registration may be transferred to another date.

Promotional codes, for online registration, are assigned and are intended for use by pre-designated users only. Registrants found to have used unauthorized promotional codes will be required to pay full course fees or have registration cancelled.

ACCREDITATION

St. Charles County Ambulance District is approved as an EMS training entity through the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of EMS. Certificates and CEUs will be awarded upon completion of applicable courses.