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 cpr certification in san fransisco that offer 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 requires 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 busy person
We offer Online Training + Skills Check in our Classroom 

What Is A CPR Certification?

A CPR Certification means that you are able to provide urgent treatment of life threatening cardiac emergencies.

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.

What Is Covered In A 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.

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 the class schedule for more information.

What Cities Do You Serve?

Heart Start CPR serves the San Francisco Bay Area including the cities of San Jose, Oakland, Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. On-site training is also available for corporations, small businesses, schools and healthcare facilities.

How Much Are CPR Classes?

We offer CPR classes at a reasonable rate. Please check our class schedule for exact pricing information. And don’t forget to read testimonials for customer satisfaction.