American Heart Association CPR Certification & Renewal Classes
EMSA/Title 22 for Childcare
Safety Training Seminars provides the official EMSA approved American Heart Association Pediatric CPR and First-aid classes which are accepted by Community Care Licensing in Alameda County. If you own a child care center or work in a child care center, be sure you attend an official class.
If you attend an uncertified class (and there are lots of those around town), you would have to take another CPR and First-aid class that is approved by EMSA.
How can I be sure that the company where I take the class is approved?
1. Make sure the company is reputable on Yelp and has a good reputation with the Alameda County BBB.
2. Verify their license. See our EMSA License here.
3. Verify their license on the EMSA website. You can call Licensing or view the EMSA’s website to make sure Safety Training Seminars is listed as a current CPR & First-aid provider.
How to Choose a CPR Provider
There are lots of CPR companies in Alameda County and they all teach great CPR certification classes. Here is a quick list to help you find the perfect provider for you.
1. Find out which card they issue.
2. Find out their cancellation policy.
3. Find out when the card is issued.
4. Find out the class cancellation policy.
6. Lowest prices in Alameda County
BLS Renewal Classes
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Providers CPR class is a course designed for those working in the medical or healthcare field. Some of the professionals who need this class are: nurses, doctors, physical therapitsts, CNAs, LVNs, nursing students, dentists, dental students, lifeguards, phlebotomists, physician assistants, or anyone in the medical or healthcare filed.
This course goes by many names such as BCLS, BLS, BLS HCP, and BLS CPR. Do not take the Heartsaver CPR classes if you are in the medical field.
Do you need to renew your American Heart Association BLS certification card? If so, we offer this course about 3-4 times per week in Berkeley. Register today and receive your official BLS card on the day of the class. View upcoming BLS renewal and initial courses here.
Online CPR: Truth and Scams
Have you heard about taking a CPR certification class over the computer instead of in a classroom setting? Every day thousands of people are tricked with this newest CPR scam.
How this scam plays out: Your work requires you take a CPR or First-aid course, so you do some searching on Google and find a place that promises a CPR certification card. This company offers a 100% refund if you card is not accepted at your workplace. You pay about $40, answer 7 questions about CPR, and then print out a card from your home computer. Done. Do you think a 2 minute CPR class is a valid CPR certification course? Do you think you could perform CPR, use an AED, save a choking victim after a 2 minute CPR class over the computer?
Personally, I would not trust giving out my credit card information to a company that conducts these types of training. The certification card that you printed out from your computer is a fake and is not accepted for any type of certification in Alameda County.
The Exception: AHA eLearning
There is an exception. The American Heart Association has designed the eLearning ACLS classes which combines taking a course over the computer with skills practice and testing with an authorized AHA instructor in Berkeley. This course is also called blended eLearning and is accepted nationally. We teach this course in our Berkeley classroom: