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! 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!

Lifework Education (formerly Heartshare), one of our trusted educational partners, now offers American Heart Association (AHA) classes across all of our regions. With trainings offered both in-person and in a hybrid format (virtual training & in-person skills assessment), scheduling a class has never been easier!

All of these providers are available by signing up through MyEdFund, our secure member portal. First log in or register for MyEdFund. You can then sign up for a specific program by finding it in the Continuing Education section of the “Available programs” link within MyEdFund.​


Courses are available to eligible members throughout all of our regions.

  • Anywhere within California: Lifework Education

Another option for Bay Area residents is Project Heartbeat. With an office location in Oakland (near the Oakland airport).

  • Bay Area: Project Heartbeat.

Those outside California have the following options:

  • Oregon/Washington: Cascade Training Center
  • Colorado: Colorado Cardiac

For information on reimbursement for completed AHA certification courses, please visit the CE Reimbursement page. Questions? Reach out to