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American Heart Association Training Center

American Heart Association Regional Training Center (TC) The American Heart Association (AHA) has established a network of TCs to help deliver its Emergency Cardiovascular Care program (ECC) educational courses and strengthen the Chain of Survival. TCs are responsible for:
  • The proper administration and quality of the ECC courses that they, their aligned instructors, and Training Sites (TSs) provide
  • The day-to-day management of the TC, TSs, and instructors
  • Providing aligned instructors and TSs with consistent and timely communication of any new or updated information about National, Regional, or TC policies, procedures, course content, or course administration that could potentially affect an instructor while carrying out his or her responsibilities
  • Serving as the principal resource for information, support, and quality control for all AHA ECC Instructors aligned with the TC

The American Heart Association (AHA) Regional Training Center at Kent State Tuscarawas was first developed in 1992. At that time, services of the Training Center were offered only to area training sites having BLS Instructors who completed their instructor course at Kent State Tuscarawas. In 1997, the American Heart Association ECC program began a national unification program and the organization of the Association changed. Standards and requirements for a Regional Training Center made it difficult for small community programs to survive. In response to these changes, Kent State Tuscarawas expanded services to assist area Training Centers who now want to serve only as training sites.

Serving as a region-wide training center, a wide variety of online and face-to-face training courses are offered to health care providers and other professionals as well as to the general public.  Courses include Heartsaver CPR AED, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, and numerous online courses such as BLS for Healthcare Providers, HeartCode PALS, and Heartsaver First Aid, to name just a few.


The Community Training Center Offers You:

  • National American Heart Association Standards 
  • Quality Assurance Program 
  • Bi-yearly Records to National American Heart Association 
  • Individual Instructor Record Summary 
  • Training Site Activity Summary 
  • Instructor Updates 
  • American Heart Educational Materials 
  • Program Consultation

Contact Information: For questions about the American Heart Training Center, contact Cindi Supers or call 330.308.7434.  

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Kent State University at Tuscarawas reserves the right to cancel any course or activity due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen reasons.  In the event a program is canceled, the University is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses.

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