First Aid and CPR Certification Classes, Safety Training, and More

Vive CPR is a safety training company based in Sonoma County, California. Our mission is simple: provide high quality CPR, first aid, and safety training so that our clients are well-equipped to confidently and appropriately respond to emergency medical incidents.  Our students leave our courses feeling confident, knowledgeable, and prepared to help when someone needs them most. We are passionate about what we do, because knowing how to save a life is always a critical skill!

Vive CPR makes it fun and easy to obtain or renew your CPR certification!  We offer a variety of American Heart Association (AHA) certification classes, including adult, child, and infant CPR classes, BLS classes (Basic Life Support for healthcare providers), ACLS classes (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), and First Aid classes in Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay Area.  We also offer non-certification courses such as “Infant CPR for Parents” and can customize a safety training class to fit your needs.

Our flexible training options include in-person classes, Blended Learning classes (online training combined with in-person Skills Sessions), and virtual classes (online via Zoom).  Trainings take place in our convenient Rohnert Park classroom (just south of Santa Rosa off the 101 freeway), at your business, or in your home.  Onsite training is available for private individuals and groups.  We can even provide classes in Spanish, or outdoors (weather permitting).  American Heart Association certifications are issued on the same day you complete the course.

Contact us to schedule an individual or group class, to obtain a quote, or with any questions.

Vive CPR Instructor Aaron Bates teaching CPR and first aid in our Sonoma Santa Rosa Sebastopol classroom

Why Choose Vive CPR?

American Heart Association Training Site

Vive CPR is an American Heart Association (AHA) training site, and all of our certification courses are taught to the latest AHA guidelines and regulations.  American Heart Association is the premier provider of high quality, scientific, evidence-based continuing education for healthcare professionals and laypersons.  Your AHA certification is guaranteed to be accepted by your employer or regulatory agency, and is OSHA compliant.

We strive to provide the highest quality training to meet the specific needs of our diverse clientele.  Here are some of the benefits we have to offer.

Our Team

We have a top notch team to provide you with an excellent experience from start to finish.

Our instructors are first responders, medical professionals, and experienced educators who use real world knowledge to enrich the training experience, and make learning fun and memorable.  We strive to deliver an informative and enjoyable learning environment while you acquire or reinforce valuable, life-saving skills.

Aaron Bates


Aaron Bates began his career in emergency medical services in 2007, and has been a licensed paramedic and certified American Heart Association instructor since 2009. He has received advanced training as a critical care paramedic from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine. Having worked throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in the field as a paramedic and firefighter/paramedic, at a trauma center, and as an instructor with various EMS education programs, Aaron has a unique perspective as a responder and educator, which helps enrich the learning experience you will receive in his classes. Aaron Bates is a passionate educator who makes every effort to ensure students leave his classes feeling confident and empowered to help others.


  • Paramedic, State of California
  • Critical Care Paramedic, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver Instructor (CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens)
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Faculty (BLS, ACLS, PALS)
  • STOP THE BLEED® Instructor
  • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEP) Course Coordinator
  • NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Instructor
  • NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Instructor
  • National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Level 1 and 2 Instructor Certification
  • EMT Program Director and Public Safety Department Faculty at Contra Costa College

Jason Clough


Jason Clough spent more than 35 years as an EMT and Fire Engineer at the Santa Rosa Fire Department and other local fire and medical response agencies.  He has also been an instructor and an Associate Faculty member for the Santa Rosa Junior College Emergency Medical Care Program for over 25 years.  Teaching and interacting with the community where he lives and works gives him a sense of pride, knowing that his students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to help the community in an emergency situation.  Jason is now semi-retired, and his interests include SCUBA diving, dual sport motorcycle adventures, and hanging out with his yellow lab, “Bella”, in the garden or workshop.

Sacheen Drucker

Director of Operations

Sacheen Drucker graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the Haas School of Business with a degree in mass communications and business. Her professional experience is in privacy and compliance, clinical operations, market research, and research and development in the healthcare and medical device industries, as well as small business operations. Sacheen keeps Vive CPR going by diligently running its office and operations.

Areas We Serve

Vive CPR is based in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California.  We have a classroom in Rohnert Park (just south of Santa Rosa), and travel to serve clients all over the San Francisco Bay Area, California. 

We teach BLS, ACLS, First Aid, and CPR certification classes in the following counties:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Lake County
  • Marin County
  • Mendocino County
  • Napa County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County

Here's What Our Clients Are Saying

We believe you deserve a fantastic experience from start to finish, and that’s why we work hard to provide each and every client with high quality education and top-notch service that makes a lasting impression.  We take great pride in our business and stand by our products and services.  Vive CPR is a top-rated CPR training company in Sonoma County with more than 600 5-star Google reviews.  Don’t take it from us – see what our happy clients have to say!

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