Heartsaver CPR AED – Classroom

Heartsaver®  CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.  This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.

Who should take this class?

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.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Course Content

  • After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
    • Explain the concept of the Chain of Survival
    • Recognize when someone needs CPR
    • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
    • Demonstrate giving effective breaths by using mouth to mouth or a mask for all ages
    • Demonstrate performing high-quality CPR for an adult, a child, and an infant
    • Demonstrate using an AED on an adult and on a child
    • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
    • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant


  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Course is updated with the new science

Course Completion Card or Certificate

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

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

Course Materials

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


june, 2024