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CPR Classes

Western Dakota Technical College is an American Heart Association Training Center

Potential Instructors Information

Western Dakota Technical College welcomes individuals wishing to become BLS and/or HeartSaver instructors. If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please fill out this form. Potential trainers must:

  • Sign the WDTC Training Center affiliation agreement
  • Understand financial and other requirements involved in being an American Heart Association trainer
  • Successfully complete the American Heart Association Instructor Essentials online training
  • Attend and successfully complete a WDTC Instructor Training course
  • Attend required course observations and accommodate course monitoring by WDTC Lead Instructors
The next WDTC Instructor Training Course will be at Western Dakota Technical College on Friday, August 2, 2024 from 8:00am-5:00pm. The morning classroom session will go over specifics of AHA CPR training, our training center processes and expectations, required training equipment, and other training-specific topics. During the afternoon session you will observe a WDTC BLS class. During the class, our lead instructors will work with you to debrief what you are seeing and to reiterate key points of teaching a class.

The cost of the Instructor Training Course is $225. Payment is due upon registration.
Upcoming class dates:
Friday, August 2, 2024
AHA Guidelines

Potential Participants Information

CPR and First Aid classes are open to the public. Currently, we offer two course options:

(Basic Life Support) is the CPR course designated for healthcare providers. It is a 4-hour course that covers CPR (adult, infant, and child) and AED. Though it has the "for healthcare providers" designation, anyone can take BLS.

HeartSaver is a First Aid/CPR/AED 5-hour course is designed for a more general audience.

Class Cost

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers - $89 Regular*
  • HeartSaver CPR, AED & First Aid - $98 Regular*
  • BLS recertification class - $50 Regular*
*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

If you cannot attend your scheduled course, please inform the Corporate Education Center as soon as possible by email ( or phone (605-718-2962). Registration may be moved to a future class with availability, or a full refund may be offered for individuals giving at least 72 hours' notice or with an extenuating circumstance for a last-minute cancellation (sickness, death in the family, etc.). This is available one time per student. The full fee will be charged for all further registrations with no refund option.


Call WDTC Corporate Education at (605) 718-2962 to make payment for your registration.  Register Online

Recertification Classes are now being offered

We are once again offering the BLS recertification class. You will need to bring your current AHA eCard to show you are up for renewal. Cannot be expired more than 30 days.
Current dates include:
Friday, July 19, 8:00am to 11:00 am

Friday, August 16, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, September 20, 8:00am to 11:00am

Friday, October 11, 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Day of the Week 





Friday June 14 BLS for Healthcare Providers - CLASS FULL!
1pm - 5pm
Friday July 12 BLS for Healthcare Providers 8am - 12pm
Friday July 19 BLS for Healthcare Providers-RECERT Recert Class - 8am - 11am
Friday August 2 BLS for Healthcare Providers 1pm - 5pm
Friday August 16 BLS for Healthcare Providers-RECERT Recert Class - 1pm - 4pm
Friday September 6 BLS for Healthcare Providers 8am - 12pm
Friday September 13 HeartSaver 8am - 2pm
Friday September 20 BLS for Healthcare Providers-RECERT Recert Class - 8am - 11am
Friday October 4 BLS for Healthcare Providers 1pm - 5pm
Friday October 11 BLS for Healthcare Providers-RECERT Recert Class - 1pm - 4pm

Professional Licensure and Certification

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. If you are not planning to locate and work in South Dakota and are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license or certification, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in the state you plan to work before beginning the academic program. If you need assistance locating a state licensing agency, please contact the Vice President for Teaching and Learning: or 605.718.2905.

Current as of May 22 2024:

  1. The program curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification in the following states:  AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  2. The program curriculum does not meet educational requirements for licensure/certification in the following states:
  3. WDT has not determined whether the program curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification in the following states: AK, American Samoa, CA, DC, DE, Guam, ID, LA, MA, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, MD, ME, MI, The Federated States of Micronesia, NH, NJ, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, NV, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, VA

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