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Heartsaver Instructor Essentials

Heartsaver Instructor Essentials


NOTE: This course is not eligible for return or refund.

Before beginning the Instructor training process, candidates must have a current provider course card for their chosen discipline, and must align with an American Heart Association Training Center that is accepting new Instructors in their chosen discipline. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ALIGN WITH CRITICAL ACTIONS SAFETY CENTER YOU MUST CONTACT US TO GET APPROVAL FOR ALIGNING WITH CRITICAL ACTIONS SAFETY CENTER PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE.

American Heart Association Instructor training consists of two stages:

  • The Instructor candidate takes the self-directed online Instructor Essentials portion in his or her chosen discipline.
  • The Instructor candidate takes the hands-on session conducted by training center faculty.

Upon successful completion of both steps, candidates receive an Instructor card, valid for two years.

Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials Online is the self-directed, online portion of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials course.

  • ​Per the American Heart Association, all students attending an American Heart Association course must have a current copy of the appropriate course student manual for the course in which a student is attending before, during and after the course. If you have a current copy of the appropriate course student manual, you do not need to purchase one here; however you must bring your student manual with you on the day of your course. Student manuals purchased with a course registration are sold at a discounted rate.