Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed course. The course teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a first aid or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies, as well as perform CPR and use an AED.

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.

  • Can be completed at work, 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 successfully completed
  • Includes online access to the Heartsaver First Aid 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

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
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR
  • Optional written test

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

15-1019 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED DVD Set
15-1023 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual

Student Materials

15-1403 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online

  • Heartsaver Blended Learning courses include an online portion, followed by a hands-on session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor
  • The online portion can be completed in approximately 5 hours 15 minutes; the time to complete skills practice and testing session varies

  • A certificate of completion is available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully
  • For greater success, it is recommended that the hands-on skills session be conducted shortly after completing the online portion
  • Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students will receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card (print or eCard), valid for 2 years

Heartsaver Blended Learning FAQ

Continuing Education Accreditation: General Audience
International Association for Continuing EDucation and Training Authorized Provider(IACET) logoThe American Heart Association has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

The American Heart Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.