Adult First Aid Certification

First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training and certification meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers school staffs, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public. We offer both certified and non-certified training options.

Enrollment forms and information for course programs

Course length: From 2 hours to 5 hours, depending on course option 2 year certification.


Deen Adeniyi BSC
Administrator, Teacher
Bola Macarthy RN, BSN, MA Ed
Lead Instructor, Lecturer


523 S Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411   View map


First Aid

Adult First Aid Certification

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses give you the skills to save a life. All course options align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs and are available in the classroom and blended learning formats. A certificate is issued upon successful course completion with any time, anywhere access to certificate and training history.

Course length: From 2 hours to 5 hours, depending on the course option

2-year certification

Course options:

  • First Aid: Learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries and more. Pediatric option available.
  • CPR/AED Learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Adult and infant/child CPR options available.

  • Review Renew your First Aid/CPR/AED certification in an abbreviated class session. Current certification is required.
  • Challenge Prepare on your own and demonstrate skill competency in front of a Red Cross instructor. Current certification is not required.

Contact the school office for detailed information and registration


Financial Aid

The school does not offer any Financial Aid Assistance at this time.



“Excelsior Healthcare Academy is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.”

“Excelsior Healthcare Academy is not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.”

The school does not guarantee the transferability of credits to another school, college, or university.  Credits or coursework are not likely to transfer; any decision on the comparability, appropriateness, and applicability of credit and whether credit should be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.

Classes are held daily Monday to Saturday except Sunday. Renew your certification or get training today. Call School Office or schedule a Training Day.

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Excelsior Healthcare Academy offers various certifications in the medical field. We are known for our compassionate and caring staff, ready and willing to help you achieve your goals. We are fully bonded, insured, approved and have more than 20 years of experience. We are determined to make you successful and achieve your academic potential.


Speak with an Enrollment Advisor today.
Email: Enrollment Advisor
Tel: -1773-297-2417
Tel/Fax: -1-708-898-7897
Address: 523 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL 60413, USA

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