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CPR and First Aid Training

Last updated: March 22, 2022

In light of the prevalence of community transmission of COVID-19, OBH will allow agencies to utilize live virtual training platforms for as much as possible for the Behavioral Intervention Program training such as MANDT until further notice. Once it is safe to do so, agencies will be expected to provide an in person follow-up training to ensure that staff are adequately trained in the use of the appropriate behavioral intervention techniques. We encourage agencies to use resources such as available technique demonstration videos during this time while being mindful of the importance of staff being adequately trained and that restraints are not an allowable part of treatment in community settings.

Please remember that the only approved online trainings are the three listed below:

The American Red Cross

American Health Care Academy

National CPR Association
First Aid:

In addition, there are two blended trainings (part face-to-face and part online) accepted for MHRT I:

American Heart Association

American Safety & Health Institute

The face-to-face trainings listed below are also accepted.

On the website, choose “CPR” on the side menu and then “Find a Class Near You”.  In the new window, enter your zip code and choose the CPR button, then press the “Submit” button.  You will then be provided with a list of instructors in your area with contact information, most of these instructors offer both CPR and First Aid.

American Heart Association website

The Red Cross has offices across the state of Maine and offers instruction in both CPR and First Aid. Contact information can be found on their website by clicking on the Maine Chapters link.

Maine Red Cross website

On the website, choose “Training Centers” and then choose Maine.

HSI website

Point your mouse to “Find a Center” and from the drop-down menu choose “Find an Education Center”. In the resulting Fill-in form, choose Maine. You will then see a list of trainers in Maine.

Emergency Care & Safety Institute

Click on either “Find an Instructor” or “Find a Class”.

EMS Safety

On the website, from the LEARN drop-down menu choose “First Aid Training”. Then under the Classroom Training header choose “NSC First Aid, CPR & AED”. Then from the menu on the right, choose “Find a First Aid Training Center”. Enter the info for the course you want and Maine for the state for a list of qualified instructors with contact information.

National Safety Council

Some Providers that Offer Training in CPR and First Aid

Located in Augusta.

Go to the Motivational Services, Inc. website or call Chelé Fuller at (207) 623-7721

Training locations in Biddeford, Augusta, Norway, and Skowhegan

Go to,, for a training calendar and to register. Call the Training Coordinator at (207) 591-0751 ext.117 for more information or to learn about training in your location.

Located in Brewer. Offers American Heart Association courses in both First Aid and CPR.  If you go to their website, click on “Professionals” and then Training.

Please contact Sarah Delano at (207) 605-1245 for more information. 

OHI Professional Development website

Located in South Portland. Offers the American Heart Association Heartsaver course, which covers both First Aid and CPR. If you go on their website, go to their website and click on “Training Services”.

Please contact Mark Lindquist at (207) 828-0048 ext. 119 for more information

Port Resources, Inc. website

Located in Portland, offers both First Aid and CPR. Choose the “Training & Events” drop-down menu to find their list of upcoming trainings. Please contact Jane Spencer-Sears at (207) 321-6080 x3310 for more information.

Spurwink website