Sharp Chula Vista, Coronado and Grossmont employees are required to complete all American Heart Association (AHA) certifications in RQI at their facility. Please do not register for these in-person class dates below and contact your supervisor with questions.
This course is intended for participants who work or volunteer in a health care setting. You will complete the BLS for Healthcare Providers training through a self-paced online module and then take an hourlong in-person skills assessment.
After you sign up for your skills assessment, you will get the course key via email the next business day from the AHA to start your online learning. This email will come from eLearning.heart.org. If you cannot find this email and are not using a Sharp HealthCare email account, please check your junk and trash folders before contacting us.
You must finish the online course and present your completion certificate at the time you choose for your in-person assessment.
Upon successful completion of the in-person skills assessment, students will receive an email the next business day with instructions on claiming their two-year Course Completion eCard through the AHA’s website. Paper cards will no longer be distributed at the assessment.
Fee and Refund Information
All sales for keys to online classes are final and no refunds will be given for cancellations. You may reschedule your assessment time to a different date twice with no penalty. Sharp employees must agree to a $25 payroll deduction no-show penalty. Please ensure this learning method is appropriate for you prior to purchasing a key.
Registration for this class is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted. If you do not receive an email confirming your enrollment, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).
What people are saying about our BLS Class Online With In-Person Assessment:
“(The instructor) Andie was great! She was very clear and I felt safe with her skills and teaching.”
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
A fee of $70
will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 24 hours
before the event.
Due to ongoing construction, there is limited on-site parking at the Sharp Corporate Office. If your class is on a weekday after 5 pm or on a weekend, you may park in front of the building if a spot is available (no pass required).
If parking is not available at the Sharp Corporate Office, you can park in the structure located to the north of Spectrum Center Boulevard on Sunroad Centrum Lane. To park in the structure, a pass is required. You will receive the parking pass with a map in a separate email from your registration confirmation. Please print the parking pass, write in the date of your class at the top and make sure to display it on your vehicle’s windshield.
You will need the key code number located on the second page of the PDF document in order to enter the structure. Please park on levels 5, 6 or 7 only, as vehicles parking in the incorrect location or not displaying the permit will be subject to towing.
You will need to walk across the street to enter the Sharp Corporate Office, so please make sure to arrive in plenty of time to get to class on time.
Please note that Sharp employees are subject to a $25 payroll deduction if they do not attend or if they cancel or reschedule less than 24 hours prior to the start time of the class.
Traveling nurses currently on assignment with Sharp can register at a discount. Please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) and provide the agent with your Lawson number to enroll.
About the Online Module
Students answer short multiple-choice questions within case-based scenarios and receive feedback based on their answers to proceed through 10 critical check points. Coursework takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
- Once purchased, your course key will be e-mailed to you by 5 pm the next business day after purchase.
- The e-mail that you receive will be from eLearning.heart.org and will include a link to the website where you will activate your course key and complete the checkpoints, written evaluation and evaluation survey.
- After you complete the coursework, print the completion certificate to bring to your skills assessment. The certificate is valid for 60 days from the date of purchase.
Skills Remediation and the In-Person Skills Assessment
There is no skills remediation during the in-person assessment. Sharp Healthcare considers this a challenge course for those who are proficient in CPR. The assessment takes about 1.0 to 1.5 hours.
Course Cancellation Policy
Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If a class is cancelled, you will be notified by phone two days before the class and will have the opportunity to attend another date or receive a full refund of the registration fee.
Special Needs Assistance
At the skills assessment, you will be practicing skills that require working on the floor and having hands-on contact with the mannequins and fellow students. If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please contact the Sharp Cardiac Training Center at 619-740-4226.
Effective June 8, 2020, face coverings are required to be worn at all of Sharp’s non-medical facilities when physical distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible and in common areas such as stairwells, elevators, break rooms, lobbies and hallways. You must bring a face covering with you to class. Anyone who does not have a face covering will be asked to reschedule.
Due to recommended precautions against coronavirus (COVID-19), we will not have any students demonstrate breathing directly into a mask, mouthpiece or manikin. For purposes of our classes, you will practice and test using a bag-valve-mask for respirations. Before we start class, we ask that you wash your hands and use hand sanitizer as needed during the class. If you are currently ill, especially if you have respiratory symptoms, please notify the instructor and reschedule for another date once you are well.
It is mandatory that you bring the following to your in-person skills assessment appointment in order to proceed with testing:
- Online certificate
- Photo ID
- Face covering
- If your class is at the Sharp Corporate Office (Spectrum), it is mandatory that you bring your Sharp ID badge if you are an employee.
If you are not able to fulfill these requirements, you will be required to reschedule.