Welcome to the Office of Life Support Education and Training

We provide life support courses according to the American Heart Association (AHA) curriculum for UTMB affiliates and community members of the greater Texas Gulf Coast region. 


    • All participants must come to class with the appropriate textbook for the class they are attending. The current book is the 2020 Edition. Books may be available in the UTMB Bookstore. Electronic versions of the books are acceptable in class.
    • You must complete the pre-course work for all ACLS and PALS Classes. Information on pre-course work is located in provider book. This must be completed prior to the class start. You can also find the pre-course work at https://elearning.heart.org/

    For additional information on classes, please review them in Course Descriptions, link below:


  • UTMB Affiliates (faculty/staff/residents/students): Click here to view the course calendar and register for a class before September 1, 2024. For classes beginning September 1, 2024, click here.

    UTMB External Community Members: Click here to view the course calendar, register, and pay for a course.

    Please refer to your confirmation email and/or course calendar for classroom locations.

  • To retrieve a copy of your AHA ecard:

    To receive your card via TEXT message:

    • Ensure your cell number is on your AHA account.
    • Text “Ecard,” to 51736.
  • To complete the online options:

    • Go to https://elearning.heart.org/
    • Under find a course type in “BLS ,” or “ACLS”, or “PALS.”(You will need to complete each online courses to receive each card).
    • Pay for and complete the online courses.
    • Print your certificate of completion.
    • Email us at cpredlab@utmb.edu and make an appointment to complete your skills verification. 


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 The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

If you have any questions, email cpredlab@utmb.edu or call the Office of Life Support Education and Training at 409-266-0074.