Heartsaver® First Aid Training

The Heartsaver First Aid course trains participants first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid.

Who should take this course?

The AHA Heartsaver First Aid Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

What does this course teach?

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury


Ready to take a Heartsaver First Aid Course?

The AHA offers options for how you can purchase Heartsaver First Aid. You can take a full classroom course, take a blended learning course (Heartsaver First Aid + a hands-on skills session training), or purchase additional course materials. Choose from the options below.

Course Completion Card

Upon completion of all course requirements, participants receive a Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card which is valid for two years.

Continuing Education Credits

Depending on which Heartsaver First Aid course option you choose, CE/CME may be available for your profession.