American Heart Association CPR Course Offerings



The School of Health and Human Performance offers American Heart Association (AHA) certification courses. We are focusing our certification offerings to individuals in the health care fields, primarily AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) options.  We are also available for group specific requests for other AHA courses.  Email or call (906) 227-2130 if you are interested in group courses for your organization.  Visit American Heart Association for their course catalog and detailed course descriptions.

Individuals seeking certification meeting requirements for teaching certification, child care center workers, and anyone interested in learning about First Aid/ CPR/ AED are directed to Northern Michigan University's Recreational Sports Department, American Red Cross certification courses offerings. See

Northern Michigan University Legacy Building KEORL Lab
841 W. Washington

Questions and requests to be put on our wait list for future AHA certification courses may contact the School of Health and Human Performance at (906) 227-2130 or email

Students should utilize the COVID screening tool for self screening on this site:  Please expect to be screened again prior to entering the course on site.  Please contact the instructor, Maggy Moore ( if you have any questions or concerns or are ill and need to reschedule at no additional cost.

Those with AHA Provider and Instructor cards that expired in March and April, and those with cards expiring at the end of May and June can renew their card for up to 120 days from the recommended renewal date on their card.  See below for specific recommended renewal and extension dates:

Recommended Renewal Date on Card (end of month)

New Renewal Due Date with 120-day Extension (end of month)

March 2020

July 2020

April 2020

August 2020

May 2020

September 2020

June 2020

October 2020

*Beginning in July, we will resume normal timelines for renewing cards.  Those with cards expiring at the end of July should plan to renew their cards by the recommended renewal date on their card (July 2020).

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This course is appropriate for professionals and professionals in training in the health fields.  Students must complete both Part I on-line session, and Part II in-person, instructor-led practice and testing session.

  • Part I, Online module is completed first.  The online completion certificate must be presented to the Instructor upon arrival to the hands-on- in person skills and testing session (Part II).  Register for on-line Part I at ($28.50 paid to AHA). Approximately 90-100 minutes to complete. On-line modules may be completed individually.  After successful completion of the on-line portion, students must attend a structured Instructor-led hands-on skills practice and testing session. 
  • Part II, instructor-led hands-on, in person practice and testing session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, and testing.  Approximately 2 hours to complete, depending on class size and level of experience. Pre-registration required. Click registration link below.

-Thursday, June 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (FULL)
-Friday, July 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (FULL)
-Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (FULL)

-Friday, July 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (FULL)

General Registrant:  $60.00*


BLS RENEWAL COURSE (certification must not be expired as of March 2020)
The BLS Renewal course is only for individuals with current BLS certification.  If your certification is expired beyond 30 days of course date, you will need to complete the full HeartCode blended learning course Parts I and II, detailed above. Individuals must present proof of current certification on the day the class is held. Certifications expired 30 days or less prior to session will be allowed.

DATES (Choose One): 
-Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (FULL)
-Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (FULL)
-Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
-Friday, July 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

-General Registrant:  $65.00*

Textbook ISBN #978-1-61669-407-4, 2015 or newer edition.  AHA requires students taking certification courses must have access to the correct textbook, before, during, and after the course.  Textbooks are available for purchase at the NMU campus Barnes and Noble bookstore and may be viewed at the NMU Lydia M. Olson Library.


*Registration fee is non-refundable. If course is canceled due to low enrollment or an event beyond our control, the registrant has the option to take another class in the same semester or receive a refund minus a $10.00 services fee.