What kind of certification do your classes provide? We certify our students in American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR/AED plus Infant CPR/AED, HeartSaver First Aid, and Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED. (Note that only UCLA undergraduates are eligible to take our BLS CPR/AED course.) Click on the button below to find the course best suited for your certification needs. These are three DIFFERENT classes. You must sign up for each type of class (CPR vs. First Aid) separately if you want to get certified in both through our program. (Or don't be the least cool person in your hiring group). You cannot be certified in both in a single class sitting. Additionally, for the benefit of our students, we teach you how to deal with choking in adults, children, and infants, at the conclusion of the CPR/AED course.
I am applying to join UCLA EMS, and need a BLS class! Sign me up! That's great! Unfortunately, our BLS CPR/AED course may not be taken for those applying to UCLA EMS. UCLA's Center for Pre-Hospital Care (CPC) offers BLS courses valid for EMT training courses if you are applying to UCLA EMS. Refer to their website for available BLS course dates: https://www.cpc.mednet.ucla.edu/course/bls. For all other UCLA undergraduates pursuing EMT certification and not applying to UCLA EMS, check out our available dates by clicking on the button below!
I want to take one of your classes! How and where do I sign up? Sign-ups occur exclusively on our website, and if you're reading this, you're already there! Simply select the "Book a Class" tab and find a class that fits your availability. Please select the appropriate date from the pull down menu and ticket type according to your affiliation with UCLA. After you have decided on a date, select "Order Now" and you will be redirected to our Eventbrite page. Please fill out the necessary information and make the purchase to be registered for that class.
The class I want to take is sold out. What should I do? Even if a class is sold out, it is possible to drop-in on the course. This means you should arrive about 15-30 minutes early to the class you wish to enroll into, and inform the instructors that you wish to drop-in, and pay up-front in cash for the course ($10 for UCLA undergrads, $15 for anyone else). If any students who were registered online don't show up, we will give out extra spots in a first-come, first-serve manner to drop-in students. We try our best to accommodate everybody, and although students often don't show up, it's not a guarantee we can fit everyone into the class due to our strict student to instructor ratio and limited supplies per class. However, we still highly encourage that you try to drop-in! If you're unable to drop-in, or your certification needs are more urgent than our program can provide for, we recommend getting certified with either the American Heart Association, which is the organization for which we certify our students, or the American Red Cross, a different organization that also certifies students in CPR, First Aid, etc.
I can't make it to the class I signed up for! Can you refund me? We are happy to refund you as long as you notify us by email that you cannot make it to the class at least 48 hours before the class start-time. If you cannot make this deadline, we cannot refund you. You must also have a valid reason for not being able to make it to the class. If you email us before the deadline, and are eligible for a refund, we will refund you via Eventbrite, the page on which you completed your purchase originally, and your money will be returned to your credit/debit card in full.
Where do I park? The UCLA campus provides a number of pay by space parking lots that are easily accessible. Lots 4, 7, 8 and 9 are all located relatively close to our normal classrooms in Ackerman Union and the Student Activities Center (SAC). These parking lots can be located through any map of UCLA.
How is the class run? Both our CPR and Heartsaver First Aid classes last roughly four hours and are taught by our American Heart Association-trained undergraduate instructors. Though the class is video based, our instructors will walk you through key points of the class and prepare you well for the certification test at the end of the class. Your certification card will then be available after successful completion of the course.
I lost my certification card! How can I get another one? If you lose your certification card, you can obtain a replacement card for a price of $10. Please email us about losing the card, and include your full name, the date of the class, the type of class, and the instructor who certified you, if you can recall that information. To receive your card as quickly as possible, you can request to have your card available for pickup from the Student Wellness Commission office, located at 308 Kerckhoff Hall, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90024. Please remember to bring payment with you to the office, in exact change. Alternatively, we can provide you with an address to which you can mail the money. Once the money is received, we can mail your replacement card to the address you provide.
I want to schedule a private class for my coworkers/team/etc. How can I go about doing this? We appreciate your interest in setting up a class with us. We teach two to three private classes throughout each quarter. The likelihood of these classes depends on when our instructors are available. We require that you have at least 15 people that need certification, to justify the resources we will allocate for the class. If you are interested in a private class, email us with: (1) the size of the class (2) the venue (3) several potential dates and times that work with you and your group. We ask that you reserve a room at UCLA as your chosen venue. You can reserve a room in Ackerman Union, where we hold our usual classes, or somewhere else within campus. Alternatively, instead of organizing a separate private class, you and your group can sign up for one of our regularly scheduled classes during the quarter. These classes are held on various Friday nights, Saturday mornings, and Sunday mornings. See the "Book a Class" tab to find more details on available class dates and times. Note that if you choose this option, there will likely be other students in the class that are not part of your group, unless your group reserves all the spots in the class. Additional Note: We will NOT be able to certify you and your group in more than one course in one session. Each course, CPR and First Aid, takes around 4 hours to teach and complete certification, and in the interest of time and resources we can only certify you in one or the other in one sitting. If you wish to get certified in both, you will have to schedule another date and time with us.
You guys are awesome! How can I become an instructor as well? Thank you for your interest! Our program is composed of undergraduate volunteer instructors, and we recruit new instructors in the Fall of each school year. In order to become one of our program's instructors, you must first submit an online application, that can be found here on our website, under the recruitment tab. There will be an interview should you pass the application stage, and from there, we will decide who will be joining our program. Note: You DO NOT need to be a certified instructor to apply to our program. It will not affect your acceptance into, or your rejection from, the program. However, you must be certified in CPR prior to your acceptance into the program.
I signed up for a class but I realized I want to attend a class at a different date. Can you transfer my ticket to the other class? If you wish to transfer to a class on a different date after purchasing a ticket, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a transfer, at least 5 days prior to the original class date if the new class is at a later date than the original class, or at least 5 days prior to the date of the new class if that class is earlier than the class you originally signed up for. We can transfer your ticket to the new class, as long as there is room in that class.