As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and providers may have more options available, the American Heart Association released new updates for card extensions as of May 20, 2020. AHA Provider and Instructor cards that expired in March and April, and those expiring at the end of May and June can renew their card for up to 120 days from the recommended renewal date on their card.
An AHA eCard is the electronic equivalent of a printed course completion card and can be provided to students as an alternative to a printed card. eCards are valid course completion cards and can be presented to employers as proof of successful completion of an AHA course. Like printed cards, eCards also expire two years from the issue date.
AHA eCards are more secure than printed cards. A three-point verification by the TCC, Instructor and student, is required to issue and claim eCards. eCard information is populated electronically by the TCC or Instructor and can only be altered by the TCC or AHA Customer Service by using AHA’s My Cards™. eCards can be easily verified by employers at www.heart.org/cpr/mycards to prove issuance by a valid TC and Instructor aligned with that TC.
Yes, all American Heart Association Training Centers are required to transition to AHA ecards.
After a student claims an eCard, the student’s AHA TCC/TC Admin or the AHA Customer Support Center (888-242-8883) is able to make edits to the course date, the Instructor name, and the student’s name or email address.
Yes, instructor e-cards are now available to Training Centers.