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November schedule and weekday courses coming soon.

American Heart Association ACLS, BLS, and PALS

Note: September 18, 2023 - In an effort to reduce spam/robo calls, we are intentionally allowing most calls to go to voicemail and not answering straight away unless it is a day we have class. For a quick response, please email ( or text us at (626-284-4488). We hope you can understand this situation. Thank you.


Since 1984, our family has provided quality Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses for healthcare providers in a stress-free and comfortable environment in Los Angeles County in accordance with the American Heart Association guidelines aligned with the Mt. San Antonio College Training Center. We are 100% family-owned and operated!

Since 2015, we have operated from the Monrovia office. We are no longer located at our old office in Monterey Park/Atlantic Ave.

Visit our Class Schedule page and reserve a spot today! We do not offer/issue CEUs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare for the ACLS, BLS, or PALS class?

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For ACLS, click here; for PALS, click here and for BLS please contact us to obtain preparation materials.  These are practice tests that can be taken as many times as needed and are not recorded in any way. The expected time to complete the assessment is 60 minutes and can be saved to be completed later. There are 20 questions per section and there are 3 sections total. Please bring a copy/picture/screenshot of the results with you to class.

Are the Provider Manuals/textbooks required for the class?

Yes, the books/manuals are required for all classes as per AHA guidelines. You must have your own book or e-book before, during, and after a class.  The current edition is the 2020 ACLS/BLS/PALS Provider Manual. If you need help obtaining a book, please let us know.

Do you offer CEUs?

No, unfortunately, we do not offer any CEUs for any of our classes, but our instructors have used NetCE to complete all of their CEU requirements for a nominal fee.

What should I bring to class?

  1. Bring the required ECC or Provider manual to class. The current editions for ACLS, BLS, and PALS are 2020. 

  2. Current ACLS, PALS, and /orBLS card if attending recertification classes. If taken with us, it is not necessary.

  3. Pen or pencil. Believe it or not, people forget them all the time. Also, scratch paper or a notebook.

  4. Snacks, drinks, or dietary essentials to keep you cozy. We provide water, Stash/Bigelow tea, various snacks, and Keurig coffee K-cups. On most days, we will have freshly basked pastries from 85 degrees or yummy donuts from our favorite local spot.

  5. A sweater or jacket since we run the AC throughout the class.

  6. Payment methods accepted are Cash, Check, Venmo, and Zelle. We do not accept credit or debit cards.

  7. Masks! Please do us a huge favor and continue to wear your mask. It is highly recommended.

Why are you more expensive than other places?

The short answer is: you get what you pay for. We provide a stress-less learning experience to our students thanks to our instructor's decades of experience teaching ACLS, BLS, and PALS. The long answer:  Inflation increases at an annual rate of about ~2 percent. In 2011, we needed to increase prices ($160 ACLS/PALS and $60 for BLS) to adjust for the expected inflation in the coming years. 2020 was not a good year for anyone, especially small businesses. Being family-owned and operated, our prices have not changed for almost a decade. We decided to purchase more amenities to make your experience with us more enjoyable. New chairs, a Keurig coffee machine with gourmet coffee, Stash/Bigelow tea, a wide variety of snacks, Bath & Body brand soap in the bathrooms, new mannikins, AEDs, and the current cost of cleaning materials justify our above-average prices. Our primary instructor, Lea Dee, teaches the ACLS, BLS, and PALS disciplines and has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. Her son, Matthew, manages the day-to-day business operations. Lea and Matthew have MBAs from UC Irvine and UC Riverside respectively. We want to ensure that our old and new clients are treated with the highest level of customer service. We also feel that our experience of over 40 years in the healthcare and continuing education industry allow you to have a stress-less and positive learning experience. We do offer a group rate for classes of 5 or more participants.

Let us know you have questions, comments, or concerns.

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On the fork between California and Myrtle Ave.

2670 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
phone: 626-284-4488
text: 626-284-4488

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Serving Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Valley since 1984

A Positive Education is one of the oldest and most well-regarded American Heart Association's training locations in Los Angeles County. 

Our clients come from all over LA County healthcare facilities including the City of Hope, Keck USC, Kaiser Permanente, Garfield Med. Center, CHLA,

Glendale Adventist, Verdugo Hills, Huntington Hospital, DaVita, Healthcare Partners,

Cedars-Sinai, Emanate Health, Dignity Health, St Vincent, and many more places.


Our family-owned business has been educating healthcare providers since 1984.

Previously, we were in Monterey Park on Atlantic Blvd. for over 15 years and transitioned to Monrovia in 2015.

Our instructors are Lea and her two sons, while her other son, Matt, manages the day-to-day business operations. Lea is our lead instructor and Mt. SAC Training Faculty and has been a nurse for almost 50 years. She is also an award-winning nurse and educator.

We are a proud Filipino-American family that has worked in the healthcare industry all of our lives.

We hope you stay safe and healthy during this time!

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All Classes Start at 8 AM

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2670 S. Myrtle Ave. Suite #204
Monrovia, CA 91016
phone: 626-284-4488
text: 626-284-4488




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