About The Training Source
Catherine Hayes Hicks
Owner/Program Director/Instructor

Welcome to The Training Source!  We offer State of California, *EMS Authority certified training that meets the (AB290) training for licensed Child Care and is OSHA compliant for businesses 1910.151(b).  We offer Pediatric & Adult CPR, AED, First Aid certified classes.

Choose an in-person class or attend a hybrid 6-hour online class on Zoom live w/Catherine Hicks with a 2-hour in-person CPR Skills session 

at her beautiful new training center in Escondido.  Private classes available for groups of 8 or more!

Warning!!  Have you wasted your time and money by taking a CPR & First Aid class that is not accepted by California Community Care Licensing or CAL/OSHA?  Our State of California, *EMS Authority certified training is guaranteed to be accepted!

Need a Preventive Health Practices class?  Our classes are online on Zoom live with Catherine.  It's like sitting in a classroom but in the comfort of your home or workplace in front of your computer or laptop!  This 8-hour class completes the 16-hour training required for licensed Child Care Providers.  It's easy and you don't have to download materials to attend this class!

Catherine Hayes Hicks, owner of The Training Source is a certified Health Educator.  She started The Training Source in September, 1997.  Prior to starting The Training Source, she worked as a Training Director for the American Red Cross, San Diego Chapter for six years. 

While at the Red Cross, she also became an Instructor Trainer, coordinated the new California Child Care Course (AB243), was considered a Disaster Response Specialist for businesses and since she has a teaching credential in Health and Dance, volunteered to teach a dance exercise class and coordinate a Wellness program for her Red Cross co-workers.

Now she owns a beautiful Training Center near downtown Escondido and she is just getting started!!


*The Training Source is a Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMS Authority) is a State of California Agency that meets

Community Care Licensing (AB290) requirements and CAL/OSHA compliant businesses.