Heart Start CPR is a professional American Heart Association Training Company. We offer competitively priced two-year certifications in BLS/CPR, First-Aid, ACLS, and PALS since 2003. Our cadre of instructors are Firefighters, Paramedics, EMT’s. This high level of expertise in the medical field ensures that you will have an entertaining, fun, and informative class.

  • - American Heart Association Courses
  • - Instructors are Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMT’s
  • - Our classes are low stress and fun
  • - Course scheduled weeknights and weekends
  • - On-Site Classes in the comfort of your workplace or home




Are you interested in onsite training for your employees, staff, students, or other group? You will not find a more informative, professional, and engaging CPR training company elsewhere. Click the link below and send us your information and one of our team members will contact you shortly.



Thank you Heart Start for a fun and educational BLS/ACLS day! The instructions we very informative, non-threatening and had a great sense of humor to lighten the day and keep it fun yet very professional. Thank you!

CE - Livermore, CA

Very pleased with Heart Start CPR. I just renewed my PALS certification and felt very comfortable in the class. The instructor helped everyone feel calm. It was a low stress environment while practicing our skills and reviewing all of the information needed for recertification. I will definitely go here in the future.

Valerie B - Newark, CA


Watch out for CPR Scammers!!! 

Today there are lots of CPR Scam companies out there especially when it comes to obtaining a CPR certification in San Francisco that offers Quick Online CPR, First Aid, BLS, ACLS, or PALS Certifications that are not valid. Those certifications are not AHA accredited and will not be accepted at your workplace that may require a certificate. AHA course completion cards are not issued without hands-on skills testing
Common buzzwords to look out for: 
- Instant cards 
- 100% Online 
- No hands-on skills required
If you are a busy person we offer online training + skills check in our classroom.

What Is A CPR Certification?

Having a CPR certification means that you are able to provide urgent treatment in the event of a life-threatening cardiac emergency.

The benefits of being CPR certified include:
– Having the ability to save lives
– Increased confidence
– Increased knowledge
– Feeling of empowerment
– Being more valuable at work

How Long Does It Take To Get My CPR Certification?

Students are able to receive their certification on the same day given that they meet all the requirements.

How to get CPR certified:
1. Choose a course from CPR/BLS, PALS, ACLS, AED, and First-Aid
2. Attend training and successfully pass the test
3. Receive your certification

What Is Covered In A Basic Life Support CPR Certification Course?

Topics covered in a course include:
– Adult, child and infant CPR
– Two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
– Foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
– Automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update)

Should I Take A CPR And First Aid Certification Course Online Or In Person?

If you want hands-on experience it is recommended that you take a class in person.

If you are a busy person you can take a course online to receive your certification. We have online classes for BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

When Are Local Classes Held?

Classes are held monthly or weekly depending on your location and level of fitness. We can also schedule a class at your location. Please check our class schedule for more information.

What Cities Do You Serve?

Heart Start CPR serves citizens in the entire San Francisco Bay Area region including the cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, and San Ramon.

We also have on-site training available for corporations, small businesses, schools, and healthcare facilities who need help in person.

How Much Are CPR Classes?

We offer CPR classes at a reasonable rate. Please check our class schedule for exact pricing information.