Learn CPR at Union College

Get certified. Save lives.

Union College offers Heartcode BLS through the American Heart Association (AHA). This CPR course meets the requirements for Union College nursing, international rescue and relief, physician assistant and occupational therapy assistant majors. It's also accepted by most health care employers. 

The course is comprised of two portions:


An online class taken through AHA. This section costs $36 paid directly to AHA. Register online here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls

You will need to complete the survey to obtain your online completion certificate. This certificate is not acceptable for a CPR card, you will need to complete the in-person skills session and bring a copy of your online certificate with you.


After completing the online portion, you will need to complete a skills check. It costs $30. Payment must be in cash or checks made out to Union College. Register for the skills portion here: https://ugroups.ucollege.edu/events?topic_tags=2481754.

Please sign up for only one slot. Skills checks begin promptly. If you are late you will be asked to reschedule your skills check.


Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact irr@ucollege.edu to notify us of your cancellations. All cancellations must be made 24hrs in advance. Any cancellations made less than 24 hrs in advance as well as no show and late arrivals will be charged a $10 fee.

How do I receive a certificate for CPR?

You will receive an email from AHA within 30 days of completing both your online course as well as your skills portion of the CPR class. Contained in that email is a link that you will select that will send you to an external site that contains your CPR certification.

Can I get a paper copy of my CPR card?

We no longer provide a paper copy of CPR cards. If you choose, you can print off a wallet size version of your CPR card from the link sent to you from AHA.

What do I do if I haven’t received my certification email?

Please search your email for “AHA” to see if it ended up in your spam folder. If you still do not see the email from AHA and it has been 30 days, please contact us at irr@ucollege.edu and we will complete an inquiry into your CPR certification.

Can I schedule a CPR class for a specific group on or off campus?

We are happy to work with you on scheduling a CPR class. Please contact us at irr@ucollege.edu for more information. Please understand that there are different costs for individualized classes.

What if I have more questions? 

Please contact us at irr@ucollege.edu and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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