American Heart Association (AHA) Courses
If you have never taken BLS, ACLS, or PALS before, or your card has expired, you will need to complete a full provider course. The American Heart Association’s new 2015 guidelines will take effect soon and new options for courses will be available at that time.
All Pro Ed AHA classes are low stress and presented in a small group setting. Pro Ed class locations available in San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in Southern California. Please see the calendar page for dates. Can't attend a scheduled course? Individual classes may be scheduled for an additional charge.
To register for any American Heart Association course, please call 951.285.5699 or contact us via email.
Please Note: There are NO legitimate ways to obtain an AHA card online. To obtain an AHA card, you must complete an in person skills evaluation. Please do not be misled by sites that claim to be associated with AHA and offer you a card without an in person skills evaluation.
This course, whether first time or renewal, starts online. You will view videos then complete a test. At the completion of this portion, a certificate will be issued. When you attend the skills testing, please present the certificate to your instructor. After successful completion of both portions, an AHA card will be issued to you.
All BLS (CPR) courses (first-time & renewal) are conducted via blended learning. The written part is completed online by going to onlineaha.org and completing the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1. Skills testing may be completed on days when ALCS or PALS is offered (see calendar) or by special appointment.
If you have a current ACLS (not expired) card you may take the four-hour renewal course. You will need to bring your current card and textbook to class. You will complete your pretest online by going to www.heart.org/eccstudent and using the password acls15. You will be issued a certificate at the completion of the pretest to bring with you to class.
- Citizen responder CPR and defibrillation programs may improve survival and outcomes from cardiac arrests that occur at home
- Weekend sudden cardiac arrests are more deadly
- Legal risk of not performing CPR higher than providing lifesaving assistance
- NIH funding for cardiac arrest research low compared to funding for other leading causes of death, disability
- Strong link found between level of depression and heart disease, stroke
If you have a current PALS (not expired), you may take the four-hour renewal course. You will need to bring your current card and textbook to class. You will complete your pretest online by going to www.heart.org/eccstudent and using the password PALSPROVIDER. You will be issued a certificate at the completion of the pretest to bring with you to class.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in ECC and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. This material is supplied on a cost basis. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.