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Free Basic Life Support Certification Courses

AUBURN – Central Maine Community College’s (CMCC) Workforce and Career Development Center offers free Basic Life Support certification courses. Each course will run twice, Monday August 15 and Monday August 22 from 5-9 p.m., and applies to students entering one of the many healthcare professions (EMT (emergency medical technician), nursing, CNA (certified nursing assistant), home care, etc.). Registration is required at

The 4-hour course covers adult CPR for one and two people; CPR for children and infants; airway obstruction maneuvers for the conscious and unconscious adult, child and infant; disease barriers, transmission and prevention; introduction to the automated external defibrillator (AED); legal and ethical considerations; and specific resuscitation situations. Students who have been certified in the past and let their certification expire for more than thirty days will need to complete this full course.

These programs are funded by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program (MJRP). Participants are eligible for a training course and must be at least 18 years old; possess a high school diploma, GED or HiSet; and be a US citizen and/or authorized to work in the United States. COVID vaccine required for CMCC campus. Additionally, applicants for MJRP-funded programs must be someone whose work has been
negatively affected by COVID-19.

For more information or to register, please contact the Center for Workforce & Professional Development at Central Maine Community College at [email protected] or 207-755-5280.