The AED Basic Life Support Program at UCLA, founded by alumnus Takashi Hirase in 2012, is the only organization at UCLA that specializes in instructing Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association. Our lead instructors are dedicated to providing quality education on how to take action in an emergency situation.

Our curriculum consists of: adult and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), rescue breathing, choking relief, advanced airway, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). In class, you will be faced with scenarios and hands-on demonstrations to ensure that you leave class prepared to save a life.


This specific American Heart Association (AHA) license is required to participate in many healthcare-related volunteer opportunities and occupations. This is the standard certification that every healthcare provider must have, whether you are a volunteer at a hospital, a nurse, or an EMT. Many graduate programs, like physical therapy, dental, and nursing schools, require all students to have an updated BLS Provider card. However, this license is not just limited to the health field: volunteer opportunities such as summer camps, churches, and lifeguarding require this certifiable skill. In addition, many of our enrollees are pre-health UCLA students eager to simply learn more about emergency medicine and gain skills that may potentially save someone’s life.


Heartsaver First Aid & CPR Class:

None are currently scheduled for Fall 2019*

Please contact us if you are interested in a private Heartsaver First Aid & CPR class.

Register for classes here!

CPR & First-Aid class needed for Teachers, Fitness Trainers, Security Guards, Laypeople & others.      

For more information, please visit the CPR Hero page: Heartsaver First Aid & CPR AED.


Interested in a private or group class? We will try our best to accommodate you! If our lead instructors' schedules permit, we can arrange a private class for either individuals or groups. For group classes of 5 or more students, we may be able to come to you, depending on your location. To schedule group classes, please give advanced notice of at least 21 days. Please leave your inquiry below, and we will reply within 2 business days!


The profits we raise through this program are used to donate medical supplies and fund our medical mission trips and health fairs. To all our past and future students - Thank you for contributing!


Please sign up online/register for class using your legal name as you wish it to appear on your eCard. Also be sure to use the same name when creating an account with the AHA. eCards will generally be issued ~24-48 hours after successful completion of the class.

BLS Classes:

Saturday, October 5th at 9am-12pm

Saturday, October 12th at 9am-12pm

Saturday, October 19th at 9am-12pm

Saturday, October 26th at 9am-12pm

Saturday, November 2nd at 9am-12pm

Saturday, November 9th at 9am-12pm

Sunday, November 16th at 9am-12pm

Sunday, November 23rd at 9am-12pm

Sunday, December 7th at 9am-12pm

Register for classes here!

Tentative dates (subject to change or cancellation)

Click on the link above to register instantly to reserve your seat or e-mail

CPR Hero page: AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers

Lead Instructors:  

  • Andy Liao

  • Anthony Imperial

  • Anton Soriano

  • Breanna Buhay

  • Brenton Hwee

  • Brigitte Phung

  • Hannah Han

  • Janice Kim

  • Jonathan Hu

  • Kyle Nakahira

  • Russell Chin

  • Scott Chin

  • Steven Duong

  • Sylvia Cai

  • Tamlyn Sasaki

  • Tiffany Wu

Cancellation Policy

Physical Certification Card Request



Program Director

Kyle Nakahira                                

Vice Director

Jonathan Hu

Training Coordinator

Brenton Hwee

Head of Public Relations

Steven Duong

Community Outreach Chair

Janice Kim

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