American Heart Association CPR & BLS Renewal Courses
EMSA/Title 22/15 Hour Law
Safety Training Seminars is an official provider of the Emergency Medical Services Authority CPR & First-aid training courses in Contra Costa County. These courses are specifically for those people who work in a child care or day care setting and are required by law to have EMSA certification per Title 22 of the Child Care Code.
Beware: There are many places that say they teach EMSA classes, but in fact are not certified to provide this training. We have had students who attended the full 15 hours of training with some company and then they found out the certification was not accepted. They were then required to take another 15 hour class by an approved provider such as us.
Trust but Verify
Some FAQ about Childcare Classes
1. I am renewing my CPR and First-aid. Can I take shorter class?
2. Can I take an online CPR & First-aid class?
3. How long is the certification valid?
4. Why is this training called the 15 hour law?
5. How can I register for this course?
CPR Renewal Vs. Initial
Many people call us asking about the difference between renewing their CPR card or taking a training for the first time. There is no difference between renewal or first time classes. They are the same length of time.
The BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR class is about 3 hours long.
Register today for an American Heart Association BLS course in Concord and get your card on the same day.
Trust – Safety Training Seminars
Safety Training Seminars has been providing CPR & First-aid certification courses in the East Bay and throughout the Bay Area since 1989. Here are a few reasons why our students love taking their training with us.
1. Fun, informative, energetic instructors.
3. Cancellation Policy
4. Course Cancellation Policy
5. Official Certification
We are also an EMSA certified training Center that provides CPR and First-aid classes for child care providers. Our license is EMSA 0204-DC.
6. Certification cards issued on the same day.
7. Free Parking
8. Coffee, tea, soda
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BLS Renewal Classes
Warning from an American Heart Association BLS Training Center Director
Over the past 6 months, I have noticed a huge increase in the amount of unofficial BLS classes being offered in Contra Costa County. There have been many people who attended a BLS class that they thought was an official class, and it turned out that the class was not by the American Heart Association. Most worksites require an official American Heart Association BLS certification card. Here is a quick list to find out a real class from a fake class:
1. Find out when payment is due. Some CPR companies ask for payment before you arrive to class. Be careful. It is a good idea to keep your money in your pocket until the day of the class. And then ask to see the certification card before the start of the class to be sure it is an official BLS class. At Safety Training Seminars, you don’t pay until you arrive.
2. Be sure to check a CPR company’s cancellation policy. Most CPR companies in Concord demand prepayment and do not offer refunds for rescheduling. However, we do not ask for prepayment and you can cancel at anytime for any reason.
3. Online Courses
View upcoming official AHA BLS renewal classes here.
Computer CPR & BLS Classes
Every day, hundreds of people are getting scammed by this internet trick. When searching for BLS class, you will see lots of ads for BLS courses that you can complete in 2-3 minutes.
Do you think that you can really take an official BLS certification course by simply answering 6 questions on the computer and then printing out a card? Do you think you would be able to properly be able to use an AED, know how to use a bag valve mask and pocket mask, and perform compressions in a real emergency after taking one of these courses.
Of course not. That is why these types of online CPR classes are not accepted for any type of job in Contra Costa County or anywhere else.
How these companies make money is by tricking people into taking one of their courses and then not offering a refund when it is not accepted at your worksite. So please register for an official American Heart Association class. You will learn the skills, receive the proper certification, and it will be a fun class. Our instructors are very friendly and the course has lots of practice time.
Blended AHA eLearning Courses
The American Heart Association has designed the ACLS blended eLearning courses for the busy professional. These courses are accepted for any type of job in Concord/Walnut Creek area and after the training, you would receive the official AHA ACLS certification card.
The Heartcode eLearning classes combine reading and testing on the computer combined with practice and testing with an American Heart Association BLS or ACLS instructor to verify that you can perform the skills.