eCards from the American Heart Association

October 1, 2014

FROM: American Heart Association

CPR & First Aid (ECC)

SUBJECT: Validity of AHA eCards

An AHA eCard is the electronic equivalent of a printed AHA 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. eCards are available only for provider-level courses in the United States.

Security & Validation:

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

to prove issuance by a valid TC and Instructor aligned with that TC.

For more information, please see the AHA Course Card Reference Guide located at

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