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Classroom Updated to reflect Guidelines 2015 CPR & ECC
100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience.

Heartsaver CPR AED
is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. 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 CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.


  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

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Course Content

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
  • Child CPR and AED use
  • Infant CPR
  • Adult, child, and infant choking
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking
  • Optional exam

Additional Information

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*
*Child and infant modules are optional.

CE/CME credits are not offered for this course.

Instructor Materials

  • 15-1023 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual with Lesson Plans and Instructor CD
  • 15-1019 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED DVD Set

Instructor Network (opens new window)

Student Materials

  • 15-1020 Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook with
- Heartsaver CPR AED Adult Reminder Card
- Heartsaver CPR AED Child and Infant Reminder Card

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

As of December 2017, the AHA has introduced the Heartsaver course completion card for K-12 school systems. The card signifies that an individual in the K-12 school system has successfully completed the objectives and skills evaluations in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA Heartsaver program. If you are a K-12 school, ask your Training Center about this option.

Changes: February 21, 2017
Heartsaver Adult CPR AED Wallet Card (PDF opens new window)
Print ISBN 978-1-61669-439-5, AHA Product Number 15-1024

Student Updates

Changes: October 24, 2016
Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook (PDF opens new window)
Print ISBN 978-1-61669-421-0, AHA Product Number 15-1020
eBook ISBN 978-1-61669-513-2, AHA Product Number 15-3116

Changes: June 10, 2016
Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook (PDF opens new window) 
Print ISBN 978-1-61669-421-0, AHA Product Number 15-1020
eBook ISBN 978-61669-513-2, AHA Product Number 15-3116