About Us

Welcome to the RWJBarnabas Health CPR Training Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
​New Je
rsey's Largest Provider of American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instruction

NJ CPR TrainingThe full range of CPR and first aid instruction, from basic to the most advanced courses in adult and pediatric life support, is now provided by the RWJBarnabas Health CPR Training Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

As New Jersey’s largest provider of CPR instruction, the CPR Training Center offers programs in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation, as well as Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training, First Aid, Heart Saver and BLS Instructor Development courses.

We offered year-round courses at six acute care facilities of RWJBarnabas Health. All programs are certified by the American Heart Association, except for the neonatal resuscitation course, which is certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

With over 300 trained instructors across the state, the CPR Training Center provides easy access to training for people who live and work throughout New Jersey. When the program was started at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 1985, 125 people were trained in the first year. Since then the program has grown tremendously, training more than 21,000 individuals in 2000-2001, making it the #1 training center in New Jersey, according to the American Heart Association.

Read on for information on course schedules, fees and registration, or call the CPR Training Center toll-free at 1-888-CPR-ACT-1 or 1-888-277-2281.

The Barnabas Health CPR Training Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an authorized ACLS, BLS, and PALS training center for the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees for such a course, except a small portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, does not represent income by the Association.