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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: American Heart Association Certification, please note that Instructors will not have access to AHA ECARD services from May 31, 2023 to the first or second week of June 2023, so no cards can be issued around this time.
Do I need BLS or CPR?
CPR Training is generally what is taken if participants are not healthcare providers. If First Aid is required in addition to CPR, please ensure you enroll in a CPR with First Aid Course.
If you are a Healthcare Provider, enroll in BLS (Basic Life Support).
Do I need American Red Cross (ARC) or American Heart Association (AHA)?
It is best to contact your school or employer to verify which Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification you need.
Below is information received from program directors and/or .gov websites:
Both ARC and AHA certification is accepted by the CA Dental Board, CCSF EMT Program, UCSF Pharmacists.
Only AHA Certification is accepted by College of San Mateo's EMT program, Nurses working in hospitals, UCSF Nursing Students.
Click here to enroll in an American Heart Association BLS Course
Click here to enroll in an American Red Cross BLS Course
Are CEU's issued?
EMTs. Yes Please click corresponding Certification Provider below.
American Red Cross
American Heart Association
Nurses: No. CPR and BLS courses is listed as an unacceptable course for CEUs.
Dentists, Dental Hygenists, RDA's, etc. Yes
All other professions, please contact your accrediting body to see if they will accept/award CE credits for any ARC or AHA course you complete successfully.
Please feel free to contact us by email, should you have any further questions.
San Bruno: (510) 221-9317
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