Passing the Annual
Physical Fitness Test (APFT) demonstrates an
officer's basic level of fitness and is needed
to achieve USPHS Commissioned Corps basic
determines an officer’s level of cardiovascular
fitness as well as specific core and upper body
muscular fitness and endurance. These areas are
measured through a combination of exercises
including: a 1.5 mile run/walk or 500-yard/450-meter
swim for cardiovascular endurance, side-bridge
or sit-ups for core muscle endurance,
and push-ups for upper body muscular
This Guide is
intended to prepare officers, who are currently
classified as beginner to intermediate
exercisers or who are currently sedentary or
inconsistent in an exercise regimen, to complete
the APFT. The information provided in this Guide
provides a 12-week training progression to
prepare the officer to take the APFT.
Please note that
some officers may require more or less time to
prepare for the APFT than the 12-week training
progression provided in this Guide. It is
recommended that you begin to prepare more than
12 weeks in advance for the APFT in case that
amount of time is not sufficient. CDC employees
are encouraged to meet with a Lifestyle fitness
consultant, if you are located in Atlanta or
Hyattsville, or another fitness professional to
assist you as you prepare for the APFT.
first meet with their physician to determine if
they are healthy enough to begin training for
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Class Schedule - 2012
Be sure to review all information on courses
and registration procedures below.
Registration Required – Using
the HHS Learning Portal
Officers who are assigned to other agencies or
outside the Atlanta area may wish to visit the
Atlanta COA website for alternate training
classes at www.atlantacoa.com,
visit the Commissioned Corps Personnel Office
website at www.cdc.gov/od/occp,
or contact CCPO staff at 404-498-1800 for
Information: (RENEWAL and INITIAL Classes
Specially scheduled AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)
for Health Care Provider courses are being
provided exclusively for Atlanta based
Commissioned Corps Officers to help them
meet deployment readiness policy requirements.
Priority enrollment will be given for active
duty officers who need to obtain BLS
certification to meet basic standards for
NOTE: Please be courteous to your fellow
officers. If you cannot attend a BLS class which
you registered for, please cancel through the
HHS Learning Portal so that the system can add
another Officer on the wait list.
ALL BLS courses will
be held at the Roybal Campus, Bldg. 20, B113
Description: The BLS for Healthcare
Providers Course is designed to teach the skills
of CPR for victims of all ages (adult and
pediatric) including ventilation with a barrier
device, bag-mask ventilation, use of an
automated external defibrillator (AED), and
relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for
the responsive and unresponsive victim.
Support for Health Care Providers – This course is for those
persons whose certification is current.
This is a shorter and faster paced course. Participants
must provide a copy of their current card
faxed to the Lifestyle Office (404) 639-4075
as soon as they register for a course in the
HHS Learning Portal.
For Renewals, we
recommend that you register to renew 3-4 months
before your expiration date. This allows you
more chance to reschedule before the expiration
if a course has to be cancelled due to low
Support for Health Care Providers – BLS RENEWAL Course
- click on the link below to register.
Life Support for Health Care Providers – BLS INITIAL Course
- click on the link below to register.
This course is for those persons taking the
course for the 1st time or whose card is not
Registration Information that you
need to know regarding the HHS
Learning Portal----Please read this!
Once you sign up, your manager will
receive an e-mail to confirm your
participation in the course.
manager has approved your participation, you will
receive an official confirmation from
the Lifestyle Program.
If you are
on the waiting list, once a space becomes
available, you will be notified by the
Lifestyle Program via phone or e-mail. You
are not confirmed until you receive
notification by the Lifestyle Program. If
you receive a confirmation by the HHS
portal, that is NOT an official
confirmation. That confirmation could be
from your manager - it will say this on
Approximately 4 days before the course,
participants who are confirmed, will
receive a pre-course instruction e-mail.
If you do not receive this e-mail, please
contact the Lifestyle Program immediately.
Portal help, call the CDC help desk at
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