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CPR/First Aid for Non-Healthcare
CPR & First Aid Courses are for Lay Responders/Non-Healthcare Providers
All participants working in a non-healthcare setting are advised to take Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR.
American Red Cross is accepted by EMSA
Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers
It is best to contact your school, employer or licensing board to verify which certification is best for you.
BLS/CPR for Healthcare Providers
Do I need American Red Cross (ARC) or American Heart Association (AHA)?
Please contact your school, employer or licensing board to verify which certification is best for you.
BeginCPR is not responsible for verifying that you are enrolled in the correct course.
Below is information received from program directors and/or .gov websites:
It is best to contact your school or licensing board to check for updates.
ARC and/or AHA accepted by:
CCSF EMT Program
Only AHA certificates are accepted by:
Healthcare Providers working in Hospitals
College of San Mateo's EMT program
UCSF Nursing Students
Are CEU's issued?
EMTs. - Yes
Please click corresponding Certification Provider below.
Nurses - No.
CPR and BLS courses is listed as an unacceptable course for CEUs.
Dentists, Dental Hygenists, RDA's, etc. - Yes
All other professions, please contact your accrediting body to see if they will accept/award CE credits for any ARC or AHA course you complete successfully.
Please feel free to contact us by email, should you have any further questions.
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