We provide AHA certification and recertification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, and First Aid certification classes for healthcare providers and lay rescuers. Since 2009, Above Bar CPR has served Santa Cruz and Monterey counties as a designated American Heart Association® (AHA) Training Center.
We offer training and education programs for medical centers, hospitals, schools, businesses and nonprofits, as well as for individuals of all ages. Above Bar CPR also serves as a resource hub for instructors, disseminating the latest research in CPR protocol, AHA policies and cardiac science.
With more than 4,000 BLS and ACLS training sessions under our belt, Above Bar CPR is the leading AHA training service in the Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, Capitola, Monterey, and Scotts Valley region. We have students traveling from Los Gatos, San Jose, Campbell, Santa Clara, Gilroy, Morgan Hill and as far as San Francisco.
Above Bar CPR’s unique combination of passion and education creates a delivery style that doesn’t just train – it educates. Our instructors aren’t just chosen for their experience, but for their dynamic teaching style, too. Our small class sizes allow for one-on-one attention, a format that leads to high skill competency and student engagement. We want each Above Bar CPR student to feel confident and proficient in their new skill set, so we provide personalized support to every student, regardless of experience level.
Our commitment to our students doesn’t end at graduation. Our comprehensive program design means that we track our students’ training records and keep them updated with the latest science and guidelines.