Heartsaver courses are designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.  These are courses for students with limited or no medical training who need a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements or for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card. The courses are classroom-based and video based.


In the Instructor-led course, students learn how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives, as well as how to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).   This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in First AID CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.


There is NO written exam.


Upon successful completion of the course, including a First Aid, CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver course completion card, valid for two years.


Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED  Blended Learning is for anyone seeking an alternative method for completing and initial or renewal First Aid CPR/AED certification. 


Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Online (part 1) is the eLearning component of Blended Learning, this course uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students knowledge and skills needed to respond to and manage illness and injury in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives, as well as how to respond to sudden cardiac arrest and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


After completing the online portion, students attend a structured Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED  Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor.  This session focuses on meaningful skills practice (part 2),  and skills testing l(part 3). 


Upon successful completion of part 3 students will be issued the same Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED course completion card as if they had taken the classroom version of the course. This class is desirable because it allows the student flexibility to complete a portion of the course at their own pace. 


There is NO written exam.


This is NOT considered an online course.