American Professional Educational Services

American Professional Educational Services was founded in 1996 in response to an increased demand for community CPR classes and soon expanded to include Emergency Medical Technician initial and refresher programs. We have continued to grow over the years into one of the largest allied health schools in eastern Connecticut.

Teaching CPR and First Aid is what got us started so we quickly became an American Heart Association Training Center. We now have over 400 affiliated instructors all over the US, teaching more than 15,000 students annually in CPR, First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

In 2001, American Professional Educational Services conducted our first Paramedic Training Program and in 2018 our Paramedic Program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. We are the only accredited program in eastern Connecticut and the closest accredited program to the state of Rhode Island. We have a consortium partnership with Hartford Healthcare’s Backus Hospital which is also our primary hospital clinical site.

We have since expanded to offer Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician programs and are a National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Training Center. The NAEMT has many high-quality prehospital provider training courses that provide clinically relevant and up to date training to EMS professionals and other healthcare providers. In 2019, we became an American Safety and Health Institute Training Center and began offering their programs, and in particular, their Child and Babysitting Safety course.

All of our programs exceed state and national minimum requirements for content and course pass rates. And many of our programs are approved by the State Approving Agency for use of GI Bill® benefits. We work with various agencies including the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board and American Job Center to help make our courses available to as many students as possible regardless of financial ability as well as offering interest free payment plans.

We are conveniently located in Norwich overlooking the beautiful Marina at American Wharf. You may use 1 Thames St, Norwich in your GPS or look us up on Waze.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals!

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