Paper Cards Vs eCards

The American Heart Association issues both paper cards and eCards. The paper cards will still be issued through 2020 which means paper cards are valid through the end of 2022. After 2022, only eCards will be valid. Safety Training Seminars currently issues eCards in their courses, but just like every CPR company and hospital in the USA, we issued paper cards in the past. PAPER CARDS ARE VALID THROUGH 2022.

FAQ
What can I do if my school or company does not accept the paper card? 
Your school or hospital must accept the paper card, since at the time of your class, there were only paper cards. The American Heart Association does not allow us to issue both a paper card and an eCard. If you are still having problems, they can call the American Heart Association at 800-242-8721. Or you can show them this official statement from the American Heart Association which explains about the paper cards.

Paper Card Reference Guide – 2018

Reschedule

Reschedule Your Course – No Charge

Safety Training Seminars offers free rescheduling. To reschedule your course, click on the small blue CHAT button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. You will be connected to a live agent and we will assist you. You can reschedule Monday – Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.

eCards

American Heart Association eCards
The American Heart Association has switched to offering eCards starting in January 2018.

What is an eCard?
An eCard is the electronic equivalent of a printed course completion card and can be provided to students as proof of their certification. The eCards are valid course completion cards and can be presented to employers as proof of successful completion of an AHA course. Regular printed cards can result in security risks, counterfeit cards, or altered cards.

I did not receive my eCard. What should I do?

Go to this link to claim your eCard

https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards

ACLS/PALS/BLS Package Deal

We now offer a package discount if you purchase ACLS, PALS, and BLS. If you purchase the ACLS and PALS course (renewal or initial, not eLearning Heartcode), you will receive the BLS for no charge ($60 savings).

To qualify for this, register for the ACLS and PALS courses on our website: www.bayareacpr.org. Then call us and request the Free BLS. 415-437-1600.

Classes in Spanish

Safety Training Seminars does not offer any public CPR and First-aid courses in Spanish. However, if you have a group of 16 or more students, we can teach the CPR and First-aid course in Spanish at your location or ours. The price for the CPR and First-aid course in Spanish is $50 per person and after the course, students will receive their certification card. Call us for more information: 415-218-1330.

Book Policy

2019-2020 American Heart Association Book Policy

Renewal AHA ACLS
The American Heart Association requires all students to bring the proper book to their training class. This is the same policy across the United States and in the Bay Area. This book policy is not written by Safety Training Seminars, but official American Heart Association rules which we must follow to maintain our license.

Where should I buy the book?
You can purchase the book from us on the day of the class. Or you can loan a book from a friend or coworker and bring with you to class. You could also buy a book online, but be careful. We have students who buy books on Amazon or Ebay which are the outdated versions and not accepted. If you buy a book online, you should factor in the shipping costs & taxes, which sometimes can add an extra $10-$15 to the price of the book.

Current Books & Prices 2017

BLS Provider Book
Our price: $20
Copyright 2015/2016, ISBN # 978-1-61669-407-4
You can buy this book for $20. We do not ship the book. If you prefer to buy the book before your class, you can buy it from Laerdal (Total cost with shipping and tax from Laerdal: $25.33)
http://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1010

Current AHA BLS Book

ACLS Provider Book
Our Price: $60
Copyright 2015/2016, ISBN # 978-1-61669-400-5
You can buy this book for $60. We do not ship the book. If you prefer to buy the book before your class, you can buy it from Laerdal. (Total cost with shipping and tax from Laerdal: $51.04)
http://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1005

AHA ACLS book

PALS Provider Book
Our Price: $60
Copyright 2015/2016, ISBN# 978-1-61669-599-0
You can buy this book for $60. We do not ship the book. If you prefer to buy the book before your class, you can buy this here. (Total cost with shipping and taxes from Laerdal $56.72)
http://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1058

PALS Renewal Bay Area

 

 

FAQ: 

I am taking a Heartcode eLearning class. Do I need to bring in a book?
No. If you are taking a Heartcode eLearning course, you do not need to bring in a book to class, since your eLearning course acts as your book that can be viewed for two years.

I am with UCSF and my department is paying for the class. Do I need to bring in a book?
Yes. You can check out the book from the Mission Bay or Parnassus Library. If you do not bring the book to class, you must buy the book and UCSF will not reimburse.

I am taking the class with my wife. Do we both need to buy a book?
Yes. The American Heart Association does not allow people to share a book during their classes.

If you have any questions about The American Heart Association Book Policy, please call us at 415-437-1600.

Thanks, see you in class soon.

EMSA Nutrition (AB 290)

Emergency Medical Services Authority changed the Health and Safety Course from 7 hours to 8 hours on January 1, 2016. The extra hour added on to the class is for Nutrition. This means all new people taking this course will take the 8 hour training instead of the 7 hour training.

If I took this class prior to January 1, 2016, do I have to return to take the 1 hour EMSA Nutrition Course?
No. Since you took the class prior to January 1st, 2016, you do not need to return. Your card is valid.

View upcoming EMSA Pediatric CPR And First-aid Classes

View upcoming EMSA Health and Safety Classes

Office Locations

Bay Area CPR Office Locations

Berkeley
1936 University Avenue, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94704
Parking: 4-6 parking garages within 3 blocks
BART Two blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART

San Jose
Next to USPS
555 Meridian Avenue, Suite E
San Jose, CA 95126
Free Parking

Dublin
Across from
7567 Amador Valley, Suite 108
Dublin, CA 94568
Free Parking

Concord
2440 Stanwell Drive, Suite C
Concord, CA 94520
Free Parking

San Francisco
598 Vermont Street (18th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Free Street Parking (no meters)
Muni Bus Routes: 19, 22, 33, 9

Novato
Novato Oaks Inn
215 Alameda del Prado
Novato, CA 94949
Free Parking

Redwood City
Next to HR Block, Across from Popeye’s
777 Woodside Road, Suite A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061
Free Parking

Sacramento
Next to Squeeze Inn
5301 Power Inn Road, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95820
Free Parking