The Center for Professional Practice of Nursing has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).

FAQ for general courses

This section contains general course registration process questions and answers.

Please register on the individual class page on the CPPN website under Alphabetical Class Listing. Each class page will have instructions and list any special requirements pertaining to the particular class. Each class page will indicate whether the class is open to community registrants or restricted to UC Davis employees.

If a waiting list is available for the class, you may submit a Waiting List Request Form (PDF) and call CPPN with your deposit or fee information.

If a spot opens in the class, an e-mail notification will be automatically sent from UC Learning Center to inform the first person on the waiting list that a space is available. A link and instructions will be provided for you to register. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline the seat before the next person on the waiting list is notified. If you do not respond within the 72 hours, you will be removed from the waiting list.

UC Davis employees may check their registration status in UC Learning Center.

  • To check your registration status, click Current Registrations or Waiting Lists & Pending Approvals from UC Learning Center.

Community registrants or UC Davis employees who are on leave may submit a request to CPPN at

Please check the individual class page on the CPPN website under Alphabetical Class Listing for location, time and any available maps. The class location, date and time should also be sent in confirmation and reminder e-mails.

UC Davis employees may also check in UC Learning Center by changing the view from All Training to Upcoming Training in the Training section of the To Do area on their home page. Then click the class title underneath ILT Class.

UC Davis employees may cancel their registration in UC Learning Center prior to the registration deadline.

Community registrants or UC Davis employees who are on approved leave may submit a request to CPPN at

UC Davis employees may print their education record and continuing education transcript from UC Learning Center.

  • To print a transcript of your continuing education, click Training Transcript under Quick Links on your home page. Change the View in the upper-right hand corner from Standard to Continuing Education. Export to PDF and save or print.

Community registrants or UC Davis employees who are on leave may submit a request to CPPN at

Refer to your manager; CPPN cannot grant professional leave. If you need more information concerning professional leave, please review the CNA Agreement, Educational and Professional Development.

Course reimbursement does not involve CPPN. This would be between the staff member and their department. CPPN provides educational programs to most staff at no or reduced fee costs according to UC Davis policy.

Current UC Davis employee's e-mail addresses may not be changed in UC Learning Center. 

CPPN can only use personal e-mail addresses for former employees or community registrants.

Due to the volume of registrations received, CPPN cannot provide this service. As indicated on the class page and registration request e-mail confirmation, you must call CPPN to provide your deposit or fee. 

Walk-in registration is not recommended and participants will only be allowed to attend depending on material and space availability. Those on the waiting list will be given priority. Walk-ins must be prepared to be turned away.

CPPN does not retain credit card information except on current registration forms which are shredded following the class. Each registration or book loan requires separate deposit information.

The signed roster is proof of attendance and must be signed at the start of any educational activity. The BRN and ANCC do not allow alternations to the roster after the educational activity has occurred. If you need credit for taking a class and did not sign the roster, you must provide proof to CPPN that you attended.

If the class is a simulation class such as those listed below, we ask that you wear work scrubs or clinical work attire to add to the simulated experience.

  • Pediatric or Adult First 5 Minutes
  • Hemodynamics
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Early Mobility, Peds Early Mobility
  • Sedation and Assessment
  • Violence

Please check the individual class page for any attire requirements. Appropriate work/business attire is expected at all times.

FAQ for AHA courses

This section relates to AHA courses including CPR, ACLS and PALS.

HeartCode® Complete RQI Carts allow learners to fully complete their ACLS or PALS training at their own pace. Once the online portion of the HeartCode® course has been completed, students practice and test their skills by using a voice-assisted-manikin (VAM) on the RQI Cart. The VAM will provide real-time audio and visual feedback on skill performance.

The AHA HeartCode® blended learning program is a Web-based, self-paced instructional online module.. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor.

Prior to the course, participants must complete the HeartCode® online module. The HeartCode® module will be assigned to course participants 30 days prior to the class date via e-mail from Please add this e-mail address to your safe sender list to ensure you receive this message.

The Blended Learning ACLS and PALS courses are for both renewal and initial certification.

UC Davis employees and community registrants must register for a CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) class. 

UC Davis employees who missed the biennial CPR renewal because they were on approved LOA may schedule a skills check with our AHA program coordinator, Jan Shepard.

Loaner textbooks for BLS, ACLS and PALS are no longer offered.

The Blended Learning BLS, ACLS and PALS courses include the provider manuals and additional handouts in the HeartCode® online modules.

Course participants will have access to all information in the HeartCode® course for 2 years following activation of the online module course key.

It is the student’s responsibility to cancel their registration; failure to do so will result in a loss of deposit for being a no show.

If you cancel a AHA blended learning course and have already access the online course key you will be charged the course fee. It is strongly recommended if you have accessed the online module and then cancel a class that you reschedule otherwise you will need to pay for the online module/course again.