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Become a certified emergency responder: Take an onsite CPR/AED class

Are you interested in becoming a certified emergency responder?

UCOP is sponsoring six sessions of the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver® training course, a three-hour, instructor-led classroom course in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using the automated external defibrillator (AED):

  • Tuesday, April 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Franklin 5320
  • Tuesday, April 11, 1 to 4 p.m. in Franklin 5320
  • Tuesday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Kaiser 712
  • Tuesday, May 23, 1 to 4 p.m. in Kaiser 712
  • Tuesday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Kaiser 712
  • Tuesday, June 20, 1 to 4 p.m. in Franklin 5320

Those who successfully complete one of these sessions will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. The classes are offered through OP’s Office of Risk Services.

Registration is open to those interested in becoming certified or in recertifying. Every student will have hands-on skills practice with a mannequin and receive feedback from the instructor.

Each session is limited to a maximum of 12 participants, and sessions are expected to fill up, so act quickly to reserve your spot or to be placed on the waiting list. Register through the UC Learning Center:

  1.     Log in with your UCOP user name and password
  2.     Search for “CPR” or “AED” to find class sessions
  3.     Click Register next to the session you want, then click Submit

UCOP established the Oakland-based CPR/AED program several years ago. Such programs have been shown to dramatically improve the survivability of a heart attack. Certified emergency responders and other staff trained in first aid and as floor wardens are a critical component of UCOP’s overall emergency plans.

Questions? Contact Shaudreya Waterman at 510-987-9827 or

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