Community Education

To request CPR/AED or First Aid Training for a group or an individual, click on the link and complete the form.
The Community Education Officer will contact you shortly to confirm your request. Thanks for your interest in continuing medical education.

IMG_5121In addition to providing emergency medical response and standby services to the Cornell campus and surrounding properties, Cornell EMS also provides training and education programs to the surrounding community. CUEMS offers regularly scheduled courses throughout the academic year. Contact our Community Education Officer for more information.

Cornell EMS offers certified American Heart Association classes free of charge to Cornell students, faculty and staff. The courses are taught by certified AHA instructors.



Heartsaver CPR/AED
This class includes instruction on compressions, ventilations, defibrillator use, relief of choking, and general emergency skills necessary to save a life. The basic class focuses on treatment of adults, but Child CPR/AED and Infant CPR can be added as additional modules.10670049_10203394642129153_923041737466565696_n


  • Intended Audience: Anyone with limited or no medical training who either needs certification or just wants to be better prepared.
  • Course Length: 2 hours for Adult only, 3-4 with Child and/or Infant modules.
  • Cost: Free!

Heartsaver First Aid
This class includes first aid basics on how to respond to medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies. It covers skills like bleeding control, splinting, burn treatment, choking treatment, etc.

  • Intended Audience: Anyone with limited or no medical training who either needs certification or just wants to be better prepared.
  • Course Length: 3.5 Hours
  • Cost: Free!

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
This class includes instruction on high quality compressions, ventilations, and defibrillator use for healthcare providers. It includes both 1-Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/ Infant and 2 Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant. It also includes Rescue breathing for Adult/Child/Infant, relief of choking, and an introduction to performing CPR with an Advanced Airway. It focuses on a team approach to delivering high quality CPR and more advanced techniques.

  • Intended Audience: AThis level of CPR certification is intended for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in either a hospital or pre-hospital setting. If you are looking to become an EMT, this is the class you will need to take.
  • Course Length: 4.5 hours
  • Cost: Free!

The times given for each class are based on the guidelines released by the American Heart Association. Because each instructor may teach at a different pace and each class may be of a different size and have students with varying participation levels, classes may be shorter or longer than noted. Weekday classes are normally during the evening hours while weekend classes are generally taught in the morning and/or afternoon.

In order to set up a class we recommend contacting our Community Education Officer as soon as possible. We are more than happy to schedule a class as much as a few months in advance but ask that no class be scheduled within two weeks of the preferred start date. Courses are offered based on instructor availability.