CPR Training

The Health Promotion and Education Center (HPEC) offers American Heart Association (AHA) CPR training for current Cal State L.A. students, faculty, and staff. The Center's CPR program is conducted in association with CPR for Life, LLC (an American Heart Association Training Center).

See events for upcoming training dates. Visit the Center in Student Health Center room 215 to register for a training. All trainings and Heartcode BLS practice and skills testing sessions take place in the Student Health Center, Room 210. For additional information, call (323) 343-3340.

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.


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 during the semester in which the CPR trainings / skills sessions take place must:

1: Have been enrolled the immediately preceding semester as a matriculated student (e.g., students enrolled in self-support courses the previous session, but not enrolled the current semester are NOT eligible);

2: Pay the $82.50 student health services fee; and

3: Pay applicable training / skills session fee.

    Employee eligibility is based on CPR training requirements related to Cal State LA employment, and is subject to availability. 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 to register for classes and skills practice and testing sessions. We encourage students and employees to select and pay for a desired training as soon as possible as space is limited.

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

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

    Step 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.


      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 Class

      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). Course length is approximately 3-4 hours. Successful completion of skills testing and written examination are required to receive a BLS e-card. See events for upcoming training dates. Call the Center at (323) 343-3340 for additional information.

      Training fee

      • Students: $40
      • Employees: $50

      HeartCode BLS: Parts 2 & 3

      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 practice and testing session which is completed in the presence of a BLS instructor. The fee for the skills practice and testing session varies per site. The Health Promotion and Education Center fee is $40 for students.

      The Health Promotion and Education Center offers Heartcode BLS . Skills practice and testing is conducted by appointment only. Proof of current employment/enrollment and the Heartcode BLS Completion Certificate are required for skills practice and testing. E-cards are issued to those who provide appropriate documentation and successfully complete skills testing.

      Visit OnlineAHA.org for additional information and to register for Part 1. Call or visit the Health Promotion and Education Center (SHC 215, 323.343.3340) to schedule an appointment for Parts 2 & 3.

      Training fees:

      • Part 1 (Online module): $28.50
      • Part 2 (skills practice and testing through the HPEC):
        • Students: $40
        • Employees: $50

      Please note: The HPEC provides Heartcode BLS: Part 2 only for those renewing their BLS certification.

      Heartsaver CPR AED

      Heartsaver CPR AED trains rescuers in CPR, choking relief, and use of barrier devices for victims of all ages. 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. See events for upcoming training dates.

      Training fees:

      • Heartsaver CPR AED (Adult + Child and Infant)
        • Students: $35
        • Employees: $45

      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 or visiting the AHA's ECC Class Connector. In addition, the American Heart Association has a line of e-learning programs. Visit OnlineAHA.org for additional information.

      If you are not sure what type of training you need be sure to check with your academic department and/or employers.


      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.