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Health and Wellness

CPR/AED Training for Healthcare Providers


Please be aware that there are two types of classes for CPR/AED training. One class is specifically designed for healthcare providers. The other course, Lay Responder CPR/AED Training, teaches individuals (not healthcare providers) critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Note: Training is limited to only NIH Employees, contractors and special assigned personnel.


Learn more about the CPR/AED Training for Lay Responders.

CPR/AED Training for Healthcare Providers 

CPR/AED Training for Healthcare Providers is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals (i.e. physicians, nurses, those who work in patient contact areas, clinical staff, or NIH Public Health Service) the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.   It is mandatory for healthcare providers to take this training.  Enrollees must meet the above criteria to take the CPR/AED Training for Healthcare Providers.


Class will begin on time. Starting time is 8:00 AM (Monday, Tuesday ,Thursday, and Friday) and 12:00 PM (on Wednesday). Please note the time when you register. Classes are held in Building 31, Room B4BN09 which is below the Parking/ID office. Use the elevators to reach B4.

  • CPR/AED Training for Healthcare Providers is physically demanding. If you have a medical condition that could be aggravated by performing CPR skills, please consult with your physician and inform the instructor before class so appropriate accommodation can be arranged.
  • Remember that your place is held for you only until the starting time of the class. We do allow "walk-ins" and they may "bump" anyone who is late. If the class is full with staff who were on time and the door is locked, you will have to reschedule.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.

A Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Study GuideDownload Adobe Reader has been developed to assist you in completing the CPR course, including the required test. The test is a 25 question, multiple choice format with four answer options. This study guide reflects specific wording found in class materials and tests. You should be able to print this directly from your web browser.

For questions or information about the AED/CPR Training Registration System This link goes to an external site, Contact Mr. Fred Kellner in the Basic Life Support Office. He can also be reached at (301) 496-4111.  You can also contact the program directly at dohscprtraining@nih.gov.