CPR Training

An Important Note About CPR Training

To support physical distancing and reduce potential exposure to students and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CPR training is not currently being offered.

What if My Card is About to Expire?

 The American Heart Association is granting temporary extensions to individuals whose cards expire March through June 2020, as indicated in the table below. Individuals whose cards expire July 2020 or later are expected to renew their training by the date indicated on their cards. Questions may be directed to the American Heart Association at 877.AHA.4CPR (877.242.4277).

CPR Renewal Extensions
Card Expiration Extension Date (End of Month)
March 2020 July 2020
April 2020 August 2020
May 2020 September 2020
June 2020 October 2020

Local Community Course Locator and Information

Students in need of Basic Life Support or other CPR training can find local training sites by calling the American Heart Association (AHA) at 877.AHA.4CPR (877.242.4277) or visiting the AHA's ECC Class Connector. In addition, the American Heart Association has a line of e-learning programs. Visit OnlineAHA for additional information.

Please note that local COVID-19 conditions may affect course availability.


The Health Promotion and Education Center (HPEC) offers American Heart Association (AHA) CPR training for current Cal State LA students. The Center's CPR program is conducted in association with CPR for Life, LLC (an American Heart Association Training Center). Students are encouraged to verify their training requirements with their academic departments, internship sites and/or employers prior to paying for and scheduling a training or skills session.

Subject to availability, CPR training may be offered to eligible employees.

For additional information, please contact or visit the HPEC:

  • Phone: 323.343.3340
  • Location: Student Health Center, room 215


Eligibility is based on current enrollment and employment, i.e., enrollment / employment during the semester in which CPR sessions take place. Proof of current Cal State LA enrollment or employment* is required.

In order to utilize the HPEC CPR program, students not enrolled in state-funded courses during the semester in which the CPR trainings / skills sessions take place must:

  1. Have been enrolled the immediately preceding term as a matriculated student in state-funded courses.
  2. Pay the applicable "not enrolled" training fee.

    *Employee eligibility is based on CPR training requirements related to Cal State LA employment, and is subject to availability and verification. Individuals not currently employed at Cal State LA are not eligible for services.

    Payment and Registration

    Proof of current Cal State LA enrollment or employment is required.

    Pre-payment is required

    Pre-payment is required to register for classes and skills sessions. We encourage students and employees to select and pay for a desired training as soon as possible as space is limited. To pay and register for a training, please follow the steps below:

    1. Pick up a CPR charge form in SHC 215.

    2. Pay appropriate fee(s) to Student Health Center cashier.

    3. Register for desired class in SHC 215. Note: Proof of payment is required. Course registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability. The Student Health Center is not responsible for loss of training opportunities due to lack of training availability or delayed payment or registration.


    Trainees who successfully complete their training are issued e-cards. E-cards may be accessed and verified through the American Heart Association.

    Courses Offered

    Basic Life Support

    The Basic Life Support course is intended for healthcare providers and those who will be working in clinical settings and who are required to take the BLS course. This class teaches CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction skills for adult and pediatric victims. It includes training on two-rescuer CPR, team dynamics, bag-masks, and automated external defibrillators (AED). Successful completion of skills testing and written examination are required to receive a BLS e-card.

    Note: BLS training through HPEC is restricted to nursing students, nurses, paramedics, EMT’s; other direct patient care professionals; and those who volunteer or work in clinical settings that require BLS training.

    Basic Life Support training fee
    • Students: $40 (not enrolled: $50)
    • Employees: $50

    HeartCode® BLS

    HeartCode® BLS is a blended learning course. Part 1 consists of an interactive online course, and includes interactive activities, simulations, and the required "written" exam. The fee to complete the online portion of HeartCode BLS is $28.50, payable to the American Heart Association. Part 2 consists of a skills session which is completed with a BLS instructor.

    Note: At the HPEC, HeartCode® BLS skills sessions are conducted for those renewing their BLS certification and appointments must be scheduled directly with a BLS instructor. Proof of current enrollment/employment, proof of current BLS certification, and the HeartCode® BLS Completion Certificate are required to complete skills sessions. E-cards are issued to those who provide appropriate documentation and successfully complete skills testing.

    To schedule a HeartCode® BLS skills session, please visit the Health Promotion and Education Center in the Student Health Center, room 215 and request to speak with a BLS instructor. Please note: HeartCode® BLS sessions CANNOT be scheduled with student assistants. Visit OnlineAHA for additional information and to register for the online portion of the course.

    HeartCode® BLS Training fees:
    • Online module: $28.50
    • Skills session:
      • Students: $30 (not enrolled: $40)
      • Employees: $40

    Heartsaver CPR AED

    Heartsaver CPR AED trains rescuers in CPR, choking relief, and use of barrier devices for victims of all ages (adult, child, infant). In addition, the course also trains participants in the use of automoated external defibrillators (AED) for adults and children. It is appropriate for most lay persons who may be first responders to an emergency situation and are required by their employer to complete CPR training (e.g., teachers). An e-card is issued to those who successfully complete the course skills test.

    Heartsaver CPR AED Training fees:
    • Students: $35 (not enrolled: $45)
    • Employees: $45

    Training Schedule and Check-In Requirement

    To view this term's training dates, click on Events.

    All trainings and Heartcode® BLS skills sessions take place in the Student Health Center, Room 210, with check-in taking place in room 215.

    Students and employees are required to check in 15 minutes prior to their session's scheduled start time. Please plan accordingly as individuals who check in 10 or more minutes after a session's scheduled start time are not able to participate in that training — NO EXCEPTIONS. Based on availability, late individuals have the option to reschedule for another training date or to receive a fee refund.

    Note: The Student Health Center is not responsible for loss of training opportunities due to late arrivals.

    For additional information, call 323.343.3340.

    Local Community Course Locator and Information

    CPR, first aid, and AED training are available throughout the community. If our program offerings and schedule do not meet your training needs, you may find other training sites by calling the American Heart Association (AHA) at 877.AHA.4CPR (877.242.4277) or visiting the AHA's ECC Class Connector. In addition, the American Heart Association has a line of e-learning programs. Visit OnlineAHA for additional information.

    AHA strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by AHA. Any fees charged for this course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to AHA.