American Heart Association (AHA) Certifications & Licenses

Most healthcare jobs require workers to have a current American Heart Association (AHA) certification. The Education Fund has made it convenient for you to obtain a new card or renew your current one.

Take a class with one of our trusted educational partners at a location convenient to you!

Browse their website for a class that works on your time, and sign up for no cost! Why is this an awesome choice? Our partners have robust class calendars accommodating the schedules of busy healthcare workers in need of the following AHA Certifications: BLS, CPR, ACLS, PALS, and more!

Heartshare, a Lifework Brand, one of our trusted educational partners, now offers American Heart Association (AHA) classes for all California residents at no cost! With virtual options and locations across the state, scheduling a class has never been easier!

Another option for California residents is Project Heartbeat. With office locations in Oakland and Sacramento, Project Heartbeat offers AHA certification courses at no cost to you! 

Those outside California have these options below:

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible for reimbursement if you fit all of the following criteria:

  1. Work in a bargaining unit position for which an Employer has agreed to make contributions to the Fund.
  2. Have completed your probationary period.
  3. Be a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee. In addition, on call or per diem employees working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.

Please Note: If you are an on-call or per diem applicant, you MUST submit documentation to verify that you have worked a minimum of two (2) shifts per month for the last six (6) months.  Please be prepared with the required documents when applying.