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CPR Courses We Offer:

  • Heartsaver- for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in First Aid, CPR and AED use to meet a job, regulatory or other requirement.
  • BLS- for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
  • ACLS- for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Please note: AHA has updated certification cards to eCards in order to improve quality and security of training. As a reminder, only you can claim your eCard at this time; it cannot be claimed by someone on your behalf.


Available course types:

  • Blended Online CPR Courses- Take part 1 Online from the American Heart Association (, then schedule the skills practice/testing with us here in the TAMIU Student Center. We hold these skills practice/testing sessions during the week. This is a convenient option to get CPR certified.
    • Once you have completed the course please download and e-mail the completion certificate to  You can then call us at 956 326-2829 to schedule the Practice and Skills Testing after you have completed part 1.  The cost for the skills practice and testing session is $40.  This includes the cost of the AHA card.

    • What to Wear to Skills Session

      Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require kneeling, bending, standing, and lifting.
  • Instructor Led Courses- Take all parts in the classroom with an instructor. They are available for groups needing CPR Certification. Courses are held on TAMIU campus.

    • Physical Conditions

      If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell one of the instructors. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment to accommodate you. In the event that you are ill, please notify your instructor to reschedule your training.
    • Pre-Course Information

      In order to successfully complete the course you will need to pass the required skills tests. BLS courses also require a written exam. You must be present during the entire course.

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.


TAMIU TC Instructor Links and Information:

Payments for invoices and course cards by Instructors: Marketplace

Documents for courses: Instructor Network

Quality Assurance:

Instructor/TCF Renewal Checklist:

Section 1- General Information for renewing instructor or TCF member
Section 2- Instructor or TCF member teaching (at least 4 provider courses), monitoring, and update activity (Instructor/TCF update(s) attended) for renewal
Section 3- Administrative Review of Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct
Section 4- Administrative Competencies and Indicators

Keep Contact Information current on AHA Instructor Network to receive ECC Beat and all instructor e-mails.


Community Outreach:

Learn Hands Only CPR!

    Watch the awareness video, learn the beat, and practice this lifesaving skill! It only takes 60 seconds to learn to save a life! According to the American Heart Association, each year over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.  

    We help the American Heart Association to raise awareness and numbers of people trained to help increase bystander response rates in cardiac emergencies. By 2020, the AHA aims to train 20 million people in the lifesaving skills of CPR and want to double the out-of-hospital bystander CPR rate, from 31% to 62%. To help the AHA to achieve these goals we participate in community events to teach Hands-Only CPR. These CPR awareness trainings are reported to the AHA. 

    Join us in celebrating CPR Week June 1-7! On December 13, 2007, Congress unanimously passed a resolution to set aside June 1-7 each year as National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. In the declaration, Congress asked states and municipalities to make AEDs more publicly accessible.


Contact Information:

Janet M. Haverkamp

Training Center Coordinator

Phone: (956) 326-2829



Payment Information:


Payable to: TAMIU
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Texas A&M International University
c/o Continuing Education
5201 University Blvd, STC 118
Laredo, Texas 78041

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Office of Continuing Education

5201 University Boulevard
Student Center 118
Laredo, TX  78041
Tel. 956.326.3068 — Fax 956.326.2838
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 AM - 5 PM