Welcome to the Office of Life Support Education and Training

We instruct AHA Classes according to the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) curriculum.


    • All participants must come to class with the appropriate textbook for the class they are attending. The current book is will be a 2020 Edition, on the back will have symbol stating including CPR & ECC 2020 Guidelines. Books available in the UTMB Bookstore and from the AHA website through one of their approved online vendors. 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 located in provider book. This must be completed prior to the class start. You can find the pre-course work at https://elearning.heart.org/

    For additional information on classes, please see review them in Course Descriptions, located in the left navigation pane.

    Currently due to the high demand to support UTMB Staff and Students, we are unable to take non-UTMB registrations at this time.

  • 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 BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Successful participation in one of these classes alone does not imply certification to perform the skills learned in the class.

If you have any questions, email cpredlab@utmb.edu or call the Education Lab at 409-266-0074.