When you enroll in and complete American Heart Association (AHA) classes, you are entitled to course completion cards. Healthcare professionals (nurses, doctors, EMS personnel, etc.) required to complete AHA coursework for their jobs can show their American Heart Association certification cards to their employers.
How to claim your AHA eCard
Once you successfully complete your training, you will receive an email from the AHA, telling you how to claim your AHA eCard. The subject line will read “Your AHA eCard,” and the address will show firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a good idea to enter this in your online address book to avoid the chance of emails going to your junk folder. Once you’ve received the email, here’s how to claim your AHA eCard:
- Click on the link in the email that shows “claim your eCard.”
- On the right side of the screen, you’ll see your name and student code. If your name is listed incorrectly, contact your instructor or the training center.
- If the information is correct, enter it where appropriate in the fill-in box on the left of the screen.
- Select a security question from the drop-down box and answer it. Keep in mind that your answer is case sensitive.
- Please answer the survey questions about your course experience.
- Upon submission, your AHA eCard is displayed. You can choose a full-sized copy or wallet-sized copy that you can print and carry with you. Make your selection.
- You can click on the “My eCards” box to find a full list of cards you have earned.
- Below that is a link to “email eCards,” in case you want to send a copy of your card directly to your employer or anyone else who may need to receive proof of course completion.
- Enter the recipient’s email address and click on “submit.”
Watch for follow-up email
After you’ve received your American Heart Association certification cards, you’ll receive a follow-up email that tells you how you can access your card(s) in the future, or in the event you’ve lost the card you printed. Save the email or bookmark the link to access it at a later date.
Where to find AHA training
Cascade Training Center is an authorized provider of the American Heart Association, Emergency Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as many other healthcare and workplace safety curricula. Operating active training programs in all 50 states and eight training centers in California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, Cascade certifies more than 100,000 individuals each year.
You can enroll in a variety of lifesaving courses, including Basic Life Support, Bleeding Control (B-CON), CPR, Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver CPR and AED, Pet CPR and First Aid, and more. Courses are designed for both healthcare professionals and those with little or no medical training who need certification to fulfill job, regulatory or other requirements.
Contact Cascade Training to learn where you can enroll in an AHA lifesaving course.