Why Lifesaver

COVID Protocol
(last updated 11-03-2020)

The health and well-being of our students are our primary concern. We want to reassure you that strict disinfection techniques have always been employed by our office, and we have increased our measures to provide you with a safe and clean environment when you visit us.

First, as a provider of classes to healthcare professionals, cleanliness and disinfection have always been one of our highest priorities. Prior to the coronavirus, our classes had been conducted with a 1:1 student-to-manikin ratio and all equipment follows disinfection protocols as outlined by the American Heart Association. These protocols include disinfecting each manikin and surface after use. In addition, hand sanitizers and face masks have been available to both our students and staff as a standard procedure.

Second, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff by increasing disinfection protocols. Here are a few steps we are taking to continue serving our students as safe as possible:

  • We are following all guidance from health officials regarding enhanced cleaning and hygiene, in addition to our normal disinfection protocols.
  • We have reduced all class sizes to be 8 or less and training includes practicing social distancing by spacing students and manikins apart by 6 feet when practical. Training will no longer be conducted on the floor – students will each have their own table and equipment to practice.
  • We offer online classes with skills evaluation sessions for those who prefer to remain at our office for a shorter period of time.
  • We have increased the practice of good hand hygiene by providing the use of hand sanitizer, and hand washing stations. Gloves are available upon request.
  • Manikin practice sessions will no longer include practicing respirations that require direct breaths into a manikin. Students will practice with either a bag-valve-mask device or simulate giving breaths.

We ask that students who have any symptoms to please contact us immediately to reschedule your class to another time when you are not ill and the rescheduling fee will be waived. All students attending a class must wear a face-covering during your time in our facility. We are committed to working together to meet your needs and keeping you and the community safe and healthy.

Third and finally, as healthcare professionals, we need to care for each other so that we can continue to care for others. We are committed to doing everything in our ability to help you be able to continue doing your job of saving lives. To that end, we will not be canceling our classes and will do our best to provide you with the classes you need to keep saving lives.

Given the fluidity of the situation, we will continue to closely monitor any new developments and will post any updates and amend this letter as needed. Whatever happens, our goal will always remain the same: putting the health and safety of our community first by supporting our healthcare providers by providing the classes they need in the safest way possible.

We are here for you, we are all lifesavers.

Bethanie Christopher
CEO, Lifesaver Education

About Us

Lifesaver Education is an American Heart Association Training Center. Certification classes in BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP have been provided since March of 2005.

Our focus and mission have always been to make difficult concepts easy to understand, treat our students in a patient and caring manner, and do our very best to make sure that they leave a completed course being able to save lives.

Lifesaver Education utilizes over 20 instructors, all of whom have medical backgrounds, some with over 30 years of experience. The instructors bring their knowledge and expertise to the classroom teaching experience.

We have a beautiful, comfortable facility and enough equipment for a 1:1 student to manikin ratio during practice sessions. We make outstanding customer service a priority.


About Us

Comfortable Classrooms and Modern Equipment

We offer a modern facility and plenty of equipment for everyone with no need to share.

Same-Day Provider Cards Available

We work with our clients to help you meet your certification deadline.

Put Patient Care

We offer high quality training for great providers who want to put patient care first.

What we do

What we do

The focus of Lifesaver Education is conducting classes for small groups with personalized focus of instruction.

The small group format and individual attention promotes a less stressful environment in which students are encouraged to ask questions and interact in a non-threatening environment.

This format also provides for a nearly 100% pass rate because extra time and attention can be provided to students who require some extra time.

The small size of the class and the individual attention also allow for shorter classes than those generally conducted in larger groups and in hospital settings. Students leave the classes saying that they have learned more in this class than any of their previous classes.

Lifesaver Education will change the way that you learn and think about Basic and Advanced Life Support Certification and Renewal.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality educational instruction. This is done in a low stress environment that we believe enhances learning. Our goal is to help both professionals and lay people to leave a completed class confident in their ability to perform life support appropriate to their training.

We’ve helped thousands of students obtain the certifications they need to be successful in their careers.


What People Say About Lifesaver

Monica G.

“I love taking courses here. No stress, clear instruction and ease in scheduling. I prefer this over course at work – very thorough and without stress.”

Arsi K, RN

Great class, awesome instructor – handled COVID precautions and special instructions so well. Thank you!”

Adriana E.

“This is by far the best BLS and ACLS course I have ever taken. Bethanie focuses on relevant information and is highly knowledgeable about the content. She answers all of my questions. She’s brilliant!”

Robert V.

I really appreciated the amount of actual compression and breathing training done. The facility is outstanding and very comfortable. Thanks Bethanie for a great place to take ACLS and BLS!

Continuing Education Accreditation for in person classes


Lifesaver Education is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number CEP 14723).


Lifesaver Education is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the California Dental Board (Provider Number CEP 4803).

Continuing Education Accreditation for online classes


The continuing education provider for HeartCode BLS, HeartCode ACLS, and HeartCode PALS is the American Heart Association. For additional information on accreditations and number of contact hours awarded, please log in to your online course at Lifesaver Education Online Class Access or visit the American Heart association website at eLearning.heart.org.


The continuing education provider for the online portion of NRP is the American Academy of Pediatrics. For additional information on accreditations and number of contact hours awarded, please log in to your online course at Lifesaver Education Online Class Access or visit the American Academy of Pediatrics NRP website.