Life Skills Training Center | Virgin Islands

Your Training Headquarters in the Virgin Islands

Mission Statement:
To empower adult learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality healthcare confidently in a comfortable environment.

Upcoming Classes

Courses Offered

Basic Life Support Course
American Heart Association

$130

AHA Approved Training Provider

  • Infant CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Adult CPR
  • Choking Rescue Technique
  • AED training
  • Includes provider manual

Certified Nursing Asistant Course

$1650

($1,600 paid in full) or 3 payments of $550

  • All study material (Textbook, hand-outs, and skill sheets)
  • One set of scrubs (top & bottom)
  • 1 blood pressure cuff with a stethoscope kit
  • USVI Nursing Assistant Fee
  • Free CPR training and preparation for CPR certification
  • $125 non-refundable application fee. $100 goes towards the tuition.

Home Health Aide Course

$800

2 payments of $400 (the last payment is due the third week of class)

  • All study material (Textbook, hand-outs, and skill sheets)
  • One set of scrubs (top & bottom)
  • 1 blood pressure cuff with a stethoscope kit
  • Free CPR training and preparation for CPR certification
  • $125 non-refundable application fee. $100 goes towards the tuition.

Nursing Assistant Refresher Course

$425

Full payment must be paid upfront

  • Free CPR training and preparation for CPR certification

Who is Behind Life Skills Training Center

Velma Freeman-Walter 

Headshot Founder Velma Freeman

Velma Freeman-Walter is an energetic and ambitious leader who comes from a family of health professionals.

Her mother was a nurse who became ill early on in her career. She has a great aunt and two maternal aunts that are retired nurses. She has several cousins who are also nurses. Prior to becoming a nurse, Velma worked for the Department of Health | Emergency Medical Services as an Emergency Medical Technician for almost 10 years. Velma also served in the Virgin Islands National Guard as a combat medic for 15 years. This is where she was first introduced to the healthcare field. Her love for helping her community grew and her calling for nurturing the sick would be evident to her as she was the caregiver to both of her parents.

Velma is a 1990 graduate of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Velma attended the University of the Virgin Islands where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Later, she earned a Master’s degree in Nursing Education and Nursing Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Velma is a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the U.S. Virgin Islands and certified by the American Heart Association as a BLS and Heart Saver instructor. 

Mrs. Velma Freeman-Walter is currently employed at the Bureau of Corrections as a nurse manager. In addition, she has worked as a per diem instructor at the Ralph O. Wheatley Skill Center Practical Nursing Program and at Hands-on Care, LLC as an instructor for Nursing assistants and Home Health Aide.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Life Skills Training Center an approved CNA training program?
    Yes, LSTC has been approved since June 2021.
  • Is there a pre-requisite exam to take prior to beginning the CNA program?
    Yes, basic reading comprehension and mathematics tests are required with a passing grade of 80%.
  • Do you need a high school diploma or GED to participate in the CNA program?
    No, however, it is also required to take the state exam. It is recommended to have your High School Diploma or GED prior to taking this course.
  • Are you guaranteed a job after the completion of this course?
    Job placement is not guaranteed. However, this career is in high demand and all applicants must meet the employer’s requirements prior to being hired.
  • What is included in this CNA program?
    One set of scrubs, 1 stethoscope and blood pressure cuff, books, and AHA CPR certification.
  • If I am already CPR certified, will there be an adjustment in the overall cost?
    No, CPR training is included in the course and the student(s) may choose to sit out of class during the training.
  • How long is the CNA program?
    The CNA program takes up to six weeks.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English.
  • Complete student application form.
  • Valid state or government issue photo ID and social security card.
  • Provide proof of US citizenship or a green card.
  • Lift and carry 40 pounds from one place to another.
  • Must pass a basic math and reading comprehension exam.
  • Proof of High School Diploma or (GED).
  • Valid police report.
  • Drug Screen (Negative)
  • Must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
  • Must have a negative PPD or chest x-ray report.

Refund Policy

  • The $125 application fee is non-refundable. $100 of the application fee will count towards the tuition.
  • The tuition balance is refundable if tuition is paid in full and the student submits a request to withdraw at least 24 hours before the start of the course.
  • For partial payments, subtracting the $125 application fee, the balance is refundable if the student submits a request to withdraw at least 24 hours before the start of the course.
  • The first payment is at registration and the second payment is in three weeks.
  • After the first day of class, students are no longer eligible for refunds for any reason.

Payment Options

  • Money order
  • Paypal
  • No cash or personal checks will be accepted

COVID-19 Policy

  • All students are required to take the COVID-19 test prior to the beginning of class and clinical. 
  • Students are required to sanitize their hands prior to entering the classroom.
  • Temperature checks are required prior to class.
  • Students who are absent due to COVID-19 will be allowed to make up their assignments. A valid doctor’s note is required.
  • A student who is required to quarantine will be allowed to make up their work with a written note from a physician. 
  • Face coverings and maintaining social distancing will be practiced during class. 
  • Students are encouraged to notify their instructor and stay at home when they are not feeling well.

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA)
The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS, and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. The use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fee charged for such courses, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, does not represent income to the AHA.