Working Together to Save Lives Around the World

Cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death around the world. In fact, CVD accounts for more than 17 million deaths per year, a figure expected to reach approximately 23 million per year by 2030. We’re here to help change that. With more products in more languages, a network of more than 30,000 instructors and training centers around the world, we work to bring quality American Heart Association lifesaving programs to you. Because, the more people who know lifesaving CPR the more lives can be saved.

CPR & ECC Courses

With courses in more than eight languages and distributed in over 90 countries, the American Heart Association works around the world to increase the chain of survival. Our international website offers:

  • 8 languages
  • Product information for translated products
  • Purchase options for easy ordering

International Training Opportunities

US Training Centers Interested in Training Internationally

At this time, the AHA is not establishing new US AHA Training Centers. We are currently focused on enhancing quality within our current US Training Centers.

Becoming an International Training Center

If you wish to establish a Training Center outside of the United States, contact your AHA Regional Director with any questions or to learn more about the process.

Training Outside Your Home Country

If you are an AHA Instructor who wants to teach outside of your home country, please read the International Training Approval Request. Thank you for supporting the AHA and our mission to save more lives.

Resources and Programs


Global Connector

Find a Training Center near you and speak with an AHA Instructor about courses, times, locations and materials to help advance your lifesaving knowledge.


This online tool enables students, instructors and training centers to quickly verify training completed by an authorized AHA Instructor anytime, 24 hours a day.

International Programs

Heart Disease and Stroke aren't stopped by national borders. Neither are the efforts to overcome them.

International Distributors

To learn more about AHA lifesaving courses and product availability in your area, please contact the distributor closest to your location.

Contact Us

For questions or inquiries please email