Apex Skills Group, Inc. (APEX) – based in Virginia Beach – can be your solution to meet all new Virginia state requirements for new teacher certification and current teacher recertification standards.

APEX is the Best Option - We work with you to create the training program you need. Training can include instructor-led sessions or online blended options with hands-on skills practice and testing.

Proven Track Record

  • APEX has a contract with Old Dominion University to provide AHA First Aid and CPR/AED Training to staff and student teachers.
  • APEX has a contract with Christopher Newport University’s Teacher Preparation Program to provide AHA First Aid and CPR/AED Training to CNU Masters of the Arts in Teaching students to fulfill their licensure requirements.
  • APEX managed and delivered First Aid, CPR/AED and Bloodborne pathogens training to over 4,500 state employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation from 2010-2012.

APEX Offers Blended Learning:

  • Part 1: Online Course: APEX will provide specific instructions to access and complete the AHA Online course for the Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED course. Online courses allow students to complete the cognitive portion of the class at their pace and on their schedule.
  • Parts 2 & 3 Skills Practice and Skills Tests: APEX can offer multiple sessions of skills practice, evaluation, remediation and skills testing, to be scheduled and based on client’s needs and at their convenience.

First Aid, CPR/AED Certification Mandated for Teacher Licensure/Renewal

As of July 1, 2013, Virginia requires all those seeking initial teacher licensure, license renewals and provisional teaching licenses to have documentation of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

According to the new law, the training shall be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care for CPR and the use of AEDs, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.


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