American Heart Association Certification Courses

Non-credit Courses

American Heart Association Certification Courses


CCE is recognized as an American Heart Association (AHA) Authorized Training Center. Sacramento State is the first campus in the CSU system to earn this approval, allowing us to offer AHA classes on a regular basis. To see a schedule of our current classes, please click on the “Register Now” pod.

Please note that all scheduled AHA classes have been suspended for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will reopen registration for our classes once we have confirmed dates for the new CPR classes.


  • The AHA serves as the gold standard in life support training in the allied healthcare field
  • Learn basic life support, CPR and AED skills
  • Receive a course completion card valid for 2 years, or become re-certified as a healthcare provider


Our AHA courses are open to the public and the emergency medical service workforce. Whether you need to meet job, regulatory or other requirements, these classes provide certification and re-certification through the AHA.


Basic Life Support, Heartsaver CPR AED, and Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid classes are offered on a monthly basis. Each course can be completed in one day.


AHA Disclaimer

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.