Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to perform CPR and use an AED.

This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR AED for a job, regulatory or other requirement and is seeking an alternative to classroom-based training.

  • Can be completed at work, at home or wherever Internet access is available
  • Can be used for initial or renewal training 
  • Includes interactive exercises and videos
  • Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
  • Includes online access to the Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook
  • Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months following activation of their course key

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

Use our Find a Course tool to locate an AHA Training Center in your area that offers Classroom and Skills Sessions.

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company Inc.

Laerdal Medical Corporation



Purchase and complete eLearning and blended learning courses

Go to OnlineAHA.org to register and complete online courses.

Course Content

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care 
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Adult choking 
  • Optional modules in child CPR, AED use and choking
  • Optional modules in infant CPR and choking

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

Instructors should refer to the document, “Training Memo: BLS HCP and Heartsaver eLearning Skills Practice and Testing Requirements 6/1/11.”

This document is posted on the AHA Instructor Network (opens new window) under Courses > Heartsaver CPR AED Online.

Student Materials

90-1402 Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1 key

eLearning (online lessons blended with hands-on skills session)

  • Part 1 online; can be completed in approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour
  • Parts 2 and 3, hands-on skills practice and testing session with an authorized AHA Instructor.  Time to complete skills practice and testing sessions vary.
Upon successful completion of all three parts, students will receive an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

FAQs for Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1

Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?

A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.