AHA Heartsaver

Heartsaver or Lay Responder Courses

The Heartsaver (HS) selection of courses from American Heart Association cover of variety of safety topics. HS CPR/AED is the most popular, and covers CPR practice and use of AED for adults, and can cover children and infants. HS First Aid can be a standalone 1st Aid course, or added to HS CPR/AED. HS Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED covers children and infant 1st Aid, CPR and AED. All of those are 2-year certification courses.

HS Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) is usually required yearly for persons that expect to be exposed to blood, including nurses, tattoo artists, and first responders. As required by OSHA regulation, all BBP courses are 1-year certification.

Heartsaver CPR is designed for lay responders, not medical professionals (or medical/dental students). If you are a nursing/dental/medical student or employed in the healthcare field – you need the BLS for Healthcare Providers course.


Heartsaver CPR/AED:AHA Heartsaver CPR

Class Length:  2  –  2.5  hours

Cost per student:  $45 ($55 after 10/22) 

Certification: 2-year

(Add First aid for $20 and 2 hours)

Heartsaver First Aid:

Class Length: 2 – 2.5  hours

Cost per student:  $45 ($55 after 10/22) 

Certification: 2-year


Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED:HS FA CPR

Class Length:  4  –  4 1/2 hours

Cost per student:  $65 ($80 after 10/22) 

Certification: 2-year

(HS First Aid can be “Added-On” to A BLS for HCP class for $25)


Heartsaver BloodBorne Pathogens:HS BBP

Class Length:  1 1/2  –  2  hours

Cost per student:  $40

Certification: 1-year



Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR:HS Pediatric 1st Aid

Class Length:   4  – 4 1/2 hours

Cost per student:  $65 ($80 after 10/22) 

Certification: 2-year


Q. Do I need a book for Heartsaver class, or should I buy a book?

A. We will provide a current AHA Heartsaver course book for your use during your Heartsaver class.  If you want to buy a book, it’s $5.00 .  Anyone can buy a Heartsaver book ahead of class (or after class), generally $2.50+ tax+ $9.95 shipping, from Laerdal, Channing-Bete, or WorldPoint, the 3 authorized distributors of AHA course materials.


Q. Is the course fee firm?

A. Course fees are determined by the AHA authorized provider and instructor, but have to cover equipment, cost of the facility, instructor time, and CPR supplies. If you have a conference room and training room and at least 6 people to take a class, we can certainly teach for $5-10 less per student.
AHA Disclosure:Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association”.