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CPR/AED and First Aid Training

The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office (NCSOS) offers training for Adult CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid certificate and Pediatric & Infant CPR/AED and First Aid certificate for participants who are 12 years of age and older. Adult CPR and First Aid skills are used for individuals who are about 8 years of age and older. The Pediatric and Infant skills are used with individuals who are less than 8 years old.

CPR/AED and First Aid for Adults 

Intended Audience: 

  • Nevada County School Staff desiring or required to be CPR/AED/First Aid certified  
  • Coaches
  • School Administrators 
  • Physical Educators
  • Teachers
  • Custodians 
  • Candidates for teaching credential must complete this training prior to student teaching. 
  • Instructional Aides 
  • Parent and Foster Parents
  • Community Members
  • Any support services assigned to delivering CPR/First Aid and EpiPen and other medication administration. 

This program is designed to meet both federal and state guidelines requiring certification in their workplace and complies with OSHA.  Recognized certification period is 2 years. 


Pediatric & Infant CPR/AED and First Aid for Children 

Intended Audience:

  • Nevada County School Staff desiring or required to be Pediatric & Infant CPR/AED/First Aid certified  
  • Childcare Workers 
  • Childcare Providers
  • Teachers (Working with children ages 1-8) 
  • After School Program Staff 
  • Daycare Workers/Providers
  • Parents 
  • Babysitters 
  • Parents and Foster Parents 
  • Community Members

Note: EMSA certification with additional health and safety curriculum may be mandated for some childcare providers. This is not a blended curriculum and requires a minimum of 6 hours of training. See FAQ section below.


  1. Sign up below choosing the course you would like to take and the day you will attend a “skills demo check” at Nevada County Superintendent of Schools (NCSOS) office located at 380 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley (Training Room). Skills checks are from 3:45 pm to approximately 5:45 pm.
  1. Both classes are online blended courses. The on-line section must be completed prior to you “Skills Check” appointment. You will receive an email from HSI, the curriculum provider, with your log-in information and confirmation of your “Skills Check” date and time after payment has been received.

Please print your on-line course “Recognition of Completion” (be sure to complete all sections) with you to the skills demo check.  The Adult CPR on-line course should take approximately 3-4 hours for initial training and less time if you are renewing. Pediatric CPR should take 5-6 hours for first time certifications. You may start and stop at any time prior to your “Skills Check”. Upcoming skills demo check dates (the on-line course can be taken up until the day before the skills demo check) 

The cost of the class is $45.00 (non-refundable) and must be paid PRIOR to us sending you a link to the on-line course (exact cash or check only). You can either stop by our office or mail the check (payable to “NCSOS”) at 380 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945 ATTN: CPR.  Classes must be paid for within 72 hours of registration in order to secure a spot in the class.

School district employees must provide a valid Purchase Order (PO) if the school district is covering the cost of the class. Please reach out to your district business office for the issued PO to be entered at the time of registration.

School District Employees Please CLICK HERE to view course dates/times and Register!

Non School District Employees Please CLICK HERE to view course dates/times and Register

Frequently Asked Questions

What CPR/First Aid/AED class should I take if I work in an elementary/middle/high school?

The adult course trains to assist people 8 years of age or older. If you are responsible for children under the age of 8, you should take the Pediatrics course which includes adult/child/infant (Child = 1 to 8 years of age; Infant = 1 year old or less).

What CPR class should I take if I work in a child daycare center or preschool?

You should check with your supervisor at the school or your school nurse. This is not a blended curriculum and requires a minimum of 6 hours of training.

Do you provide a “Healthcare Provider” CPR course?

American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic Life Support is taught on demand. Contact Olivia Carson for availability.

How long should it take to complete the on-line program?

If this is your first time to take the Adult CPR/AED & First Aid course, it will take approximately 2-3 hours for the on-line course. If this is a re-certification for you, it could take between 1-1/2 hours to 2-1/2 hours.

Do I need a computer to complete the on-line program or will any mobile device work?

A computer and reliable internet service is required to complete the on-line program. Mobile devices such as cell phones are not recommended as they are not compatible with the on-line program.

How long do I have to complete the skills demo check?

You can take as long as you like; if you sign up for a skills demo check and can’t make it to that one, just email Olivia Carson (Refer to staff directory) and we can re-schedule you for another skills demo check date.

Do I bring a proof of completion with me to the skills demo check ?

Yes, please bring the on-line course certificate of completion with you to the skills demo check. It is available to print when you have finished all the lessons.

What if I have to postpone attending the skills demo check I signed up for?

Just let us know (at least 24-48 hours prior if possible) and we can re-schedule you for one of our future skills demo check sessions. If our skills demo check class size is 6 people or less, we may have to re-schedule.

When will I receive my CPR certificate and how long is the certificate valid for?

The certificate is valid for 2 years. You should receive your CPR certificate within 48 hours after passing/completing the skills demo check session, however, please count on up to a week to receive your certificate.

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Carson (x. 2008) or refer to the staff directory. Please include your name, organization, contact number and e-mail address.