We are open on a limited basis at this time. The American Heart Association provided 120-day extensions for cards that expire March-June 2020. We have added some AHA renewal courses for the immediate future and will continue to add more as staffing/space allows.

Important Notes:

  • We must give registration priority to those who expired first.
  • First-time students/providers or those who lapsed prior to March 2020 will need to take the full provider classes, not renewals.

You will need to show your expired AHA card for admission to class and follow this extension schedule:

  • March/April expirations = June/July classes
  • May/June expirations = August/September classes
  • July expiration dates =
    Ardent employees should enroll in September/October unless given express permission from the Education Center
    External Customers can email the department to inquire about your situation: eccdept@hillcrest.com


Taking Enrollments from Mar/Apr/May 2020 Expirations ONLY
How can I find the Education Center?
  • Enter the hospital at 1120 South Utica via the main or north entrance.
  • Walk towards the information desk.
  • Walk past the gift shop and cashier's office.
  • Turn right towards the East A elevators.
  • Take the East A elevator to the third floor.
  • Follow the signs to the Education Center.
Can I pay cash for my course?

Cash is accepted on the first day of class. Only exact cash is accepted, as we do not keep change for security purposes.

Can I take classes at Hillcrest Education Center if I am not an employee?

Yes, anyone can take our community courses. To sign up, view the calendar and find a course that suits your schedule, add to cart, and then checkout using our convenient online system.

What is the length of certification?

Length of certification is dependant on which class you are taking.

How do I purchase my class on this site?

It is very simple to purchase your class online:

  1. Identify the class you want to take. You can do this multiple ways:

    1. Look through the calendar.
    2. View the Upcoming Courses page.
  2. Optional: If the course has variants, there will be a dropdown with those options. Select the option you require.
  3. Press the add to cart button. A cart icon will now appear at the top of your page, or you can click here to go to the shopping cart directly.
  4. Once at the cart, if your shopping basket is correct, press checkout.
  5. Fill out the Billing Information as well as the additional enrollment information, then press continue to next step.
  6. Choose your payment option. Credit cards are processed through PayPal, you do not need to sign up for a PayPal account. Your supervisor can provide your department's Cost Center.
  7. Once you submit your order, you will receive an email with details.