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CPR Classes

Western Dakota Tech is an American Heart Association Training Center

Potential Instructors Information

Western Dakota Tech 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 WDT 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 WDT Instructor Training course
  • Attend required course observations and accommodate course monitoring by WDT Lead Instructors
The next WDT Instructor Training Course will be at Western Dakota Tech on Friday, July 15, 2022* 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 WDT 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.
*The July class is full; call Corp Ed to be added to the waitlist.
Upcoming class dates:
Friday, September 9, 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022
Friday, April 21, 2023
Friday, June 23, 2023
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*
*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.


Call WDT Corporate Education at (605) 718-2410 register Online

Recertification Classes have been discontinued as of February 1, 2021

NOTE - The AHA has implemented substantial updates to their BLS course. The new curriculum will be taught starting February 1, 2021. Because of these changes, all BLS eCard holders will need to take the full class when it is time to recertify. Recertification classes are expected to resume in 2023, in order for everyone to take the updated BLS for Healthcare Providers class prior to recertifying.


Day of the Week 





Friday May 20, 2022 BLS for Healthcare Providers Session 1 - 8am - 12pm - SORRY - CLASS FULL! Session 2 - 1pm - 5pm
Friday June 3, 2022 BLS for Healthcare Providers Session 1 - 8am - 12pm Session 2 - 1pm - 5pm - SORRY - CLASS FULL!
Friday July 15, 2022 BLS for Healthcare Providers
Session 2 - 1pm - 5pm
Friday July 22, 2022 BLS for Healthcare Providers Session 1 - 8am - 12pm
Friday July 29, 2022 BLS for Healthcare Providers Session 2 - 1pm - 5pm
Saturday August 13, 2022 BLS for Healthcare Providers Session 1 - 8am - 12pm
Friday August 26, 2022 BLS for Healthcare Providers Session 1 - 8am - 12pm

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 July 12, 2021:

  1. The program curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification in the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, 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: American Samoa, DC, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

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