First Aid and CPR Instructor Courses

For over 40 years HSI has been providing OSHA-compliant emergency care training programs to workplace and community Instructors around the country.

How much does it cost to become a CPR and First Aid Instructor?

Attend a CPR and First Aid Instructor course for $375.00.

What do I need to know before I attend a CPR and First Aid Instructor course?

You need to be currently certified in CPR and First Aid.

Is the CPR Instructor course online or in person?

The course is in person. There are courses around the country to choose from.

Is the Instructor course difficult to pass? I do not like public speaking.

The 16-hour course covers a lot of information, but also gives you plenty of time to practice speaking in front of your small group. You will find that the time flies, and you will be astounded at the amount of information that is packed into the 2 days.


The most important thing you can do to prepare for an Instructor course is to refresh your CPR and basic first aid skills.


Everyone is nervous initially. Instructors find that the more familiar they are with the course materials and content, the less nervous they are.


We provide LOTS of resources to help Instructors get comfortable teaching.


Is HSI part of or approved by the American Heart Association?

No, the American Heart Association does not approve training programs.


HSI is a nationally accredited organization of the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE is the national accrediting body for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) continuing education courses and course providers. CAPCE accreditation requires an evidence-based peer-review process for continuing education programs comparable to all healthcare accreditors.


HSI's CPR, AED and First Aid training programs are current, evidence-based and conform to the 2015 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), and Science With Treatment Recommendations.

If you are a current CPR Instructor through another nationally-recognized organization, you qualify to apply by reciprocity (grandfather). There is no need to attend the 16-hour Instructor course.

Reciprocity Information

How much does it cost to grandfather (reciprocity) into HSI as an Instructor with American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)?

A CPR/AED/First Aid Program Package range just between $140 – $225 depending on the program you wish to teach. No hidden costs, no extra fees. We believe in being transparent, and earning your business based on exceptional quality training programs and Instructor support.

How long does it take to learn how to teach with HSI’s training programs?

Our Instructors are busy people, so we make it easy to get started. Between a short series of reciprocity videos, an Instructor Manual that guides you step-by-step, and a Success Team to answer your questions, you will be teaching your first course in no time.


How are HSI’s emergency care training programs different from others?

HSI’s emergency care brands ASHI and EMS Safety, along with other national training organizations, all follow ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) guidelines for CPR and First Aid. We all essentially teach the same information, we just package it differently.


HSI views CPR and First Aid Instructors differently from other training organizations. We know you have choices. We are here to serve you, to help you become exceptional Instructors, and to eliminate unnecessary administrative requirements.

How much do your student workbooks and certification cards cost?

Our training materials are the best value in the industry. Even better, we offer tiered rewards at certain purchase points t help you save where you spend the most. The more you teach, the less it costs for Workbooks and Cards. As well, we offer various flexible formats for student materials and certification cards from blended training to digital certification cards.

Do you require hands-on skill practice with your CPR and first aid courses?

Yes. If you are looking for a program that does not require hands-on skills, HSI’s ASHI or EMS Safety courses are not the programs for you. Every student certification is the result of CPR and first aid course hands-on skill practice.

How do I grandfather into HSI?

There are just 3 simple steps to become an HSI Instructor. You just need to complete the application for authorization, watch our reciprocity video series and purchase your training materials.

Have a need to train 4 or more employees to become Instructors at the same location or for a corporation? We can come to you. Complete the form by clicking the button below for more information on setting up a Corporate Instructor Course.

Corporate Course Inquiry

Ready to join the thousands of Instructors teaching HSI’s award-winning CPR and First Aid training programs? Find a convenient course below.

Instructor Course Schedule

Our CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor training courses are conveniently located regionally, across the nation, to better provide you with a course that meets your time and location needs. Once completing one of the CPR and First Aid Instructor courses listed below, you will receive your CPR and First Aid Instructor authorization and be able to teach CPR and First Aid student certification classes on your own. For further details regarding registration and requirements for our CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor training courses, please contact us at (800) 215-9555 or via email at We look forward to speaking with you soon. Read Cancellation Policy.

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MobileOctober 12/13, 2019More Info
BirminghamNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info


AnchorageSeptember 26/27 , 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
FairbanksNovember 2/3, 2019 More Info


PhoenixSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
TucsonOctober 26/27, 2019More Info
PhoenixNovember 21/22, 2019 More Info
MesaDecember 21/22, 2019 More Info
PhoenixJanuary 11/12, 2020 More Info
TusconFebruary 8/9, 2020 More Info
PhoenixMarch 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


FayettevilleSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
Little RockNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
Little RockJanuary 25/26, 2020 More Info
FayettevilleMarch 28/29, 2020More Info

Northern California

Fresno/MaderaSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
SacramentoSeptember 28/29, 2019More Info
ModestoOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
ReddingOctober 12/13, 2019More Info
Monterey/SalinasOctober 12/13, 2019More Info
San JoseOctober 19/20, 2019More Info
SacramentoOctober 24/25 , 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
StocktonNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
ChicoDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
San FranciscoDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
SacramentoDecember 21/22, 2019 More Info
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ReddingFebruary 1/2, 2020 More Info
Monterey/SalinasFebruary 8/9, 2020 More Info
StocktonFebruary 15/16, 2020 More Info
Santa RosaFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
SacramentoFebruary 27/28, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
San JoseMarch 14/15, 2020More Info

Southern California

Palm SpringsSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
Santa BarbaraSeptember 28/29, 2019More Info
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LancasterOctober 26/27, 2019More Info
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Fresno/MaderaNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
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AnaheimJanuary 11/12, 2020 More Info
Los AngelesJanuary 25/26, 2020 More Info
San DiegoJanuary 30/31, 2020 More Info
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San BernardinoFebruary 6/7, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Long BeachFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
Fresno/MaderaMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
Los AngelesMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
Palm SpringsMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
San DiegoMarch 28/29, 2020More Info


Denver | WEEKDAY COURSENovember 7/8, 2019 More Info
Colorado SpringsNovember 14/15, 2019 More Info
Grand JunctionNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
Grand JunctionJanuary 18/19, 2020 More Info
DenverFebruary 1/2, 2020 More Info
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WilmingtonOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
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TampaSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
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OrlandoNovember 9/10, 2019 More Info
West Palm BeachNovember 14/15, 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
JacksonvilleDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
MiamiDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
JacksonvilleJanuary 11/12, 2020 More Info
TampaJanuary 25/26, 2020 More Info
MiamiFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
OrlandoFebruary 29/30, 2020 More Info
TampaMarch 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
TallahasseeMarch 21/22, 2020More Info


AtlantaOctober 19/20, 2019More Info
SavannahNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
AtlantaDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
AtlantaJanuary 9/10, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
SavannahFebruary 15/16, 2020 More Info
AtlantaMarch 14/15, 2020More Info


HonoluluNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
HonoluluJanuary 25/26, 2020 More Info
MauiMarch 28/29, 2020More Info


BoiseOctober 12/13, 2019More Info
Coeur d'AleneNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
Idaho FallsNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
BoiseJanuary 25/26, 2020 More Info
Idaho FallsMarch 28/29, 2020More Info


ChicagoSeptember 28/29, 2019More Info
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PeoriaFebruary 15/16, 2020 More Info
ChicagoMarch 12/13, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


EvansvilleOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
IndianapolisNovember 9/10, 2019 More Info
LafayetteDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
IndianapolisJanuary 4/5, 2020 More Info
IndianapolisJanuary 30/31, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Fort WayneFort Wayne | February 29 - March 1, 2020More Info
IndianapolisMarch 7/8, 2020More Info


Cedar RapidsOctober 19/20, 2019More Info
Sioux CityDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
Cedar RapidsFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info


Overland ParkNovember 2/3, 2019 More Info
Overland ParkJanuary 4/5, 2020 More Info
WichitaMarch 14/15, 2020More Info


LouisvilleOctober 19/20, 2019More Info
Bowling GreenNovember 2/3, 2019 More Info
Lexington | WEEKDAY COURSENovember 7/8, 2019 More Info
LouisvilleFebruary 1/2, 2020 More Info
Bowling GreenMarch 21/22, 2020More Info


New OrleansSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
ShreveportNovember 7/8, 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
New OrleansDecember 21/22, 2019 More Info
ShreveportJanuary 11/12, 2020 More Info
Baton RougeFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info


PortlandNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
AugustaFebruary 1/2, 2020 More Info

Maryland / Washington DC

BaltimoreOctober 26/27, 2019More Info
Washington DCNovember 21/22, 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
BaltimoreJanuary 9/10, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Washington DCFebruary 8/9, 2020 More Info
BaltimoreMarch 7/8, 2020More Info


WorcesterNovember 9/10, 2019 More Info
BostonJanuary 18/19, 2020 More Info
WorcesterMarch 14/15, 2020More Info


Grand RapidsOctober 19/20, 2019More Info
DetroitNovember 7/8, 2019More Info
LansingDecember 21/22, 2019 More Info
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Grand RapidsFebruary 29/30, 2020 More Info
LansingMarch 28/29, 2020More Info


DuluthNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
MinneapolisDecember 19/20, 2019 More Info
MinneapolisOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
DeluthJanuary 11/12, 2020 More Info
MinneapolisFebruary 6/7, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


GulfportOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
JacksonDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
GulfportFebruary 8/9, 2020 More Info


SpringfieldNovember 9/10, 2019 More Info
St. LouisDecember 5/6, 2019 More Info
ColumbiaJanuary 18/19, 2020 More Info
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Kansas CityFebruary 27/28, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
SpringfieldMarch 21/22, 2020More Info


BozemanOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
BillingsDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
MissoulaJanuary 25/26, 2020 More Info
BozemanFebruary 29/30, 2020 More Info


OmahaNovember 9/10, 2019 More Info
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LincolnMarch 7/8, 2020More Info


RenoSeptember 19/20 , 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Las VegasOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
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New Hampshire

ManchesterOctober 19/20, 2019More Info
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New Jersey

Atlantic CityNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
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NewarkMarch 26/27, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

New Mexico

Santa FeOctober 17/18 , 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
AlbuquerqueDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
AlbuquerqueJanuary 18/19, 2020 More Info
Santa FeMarch 14/15, 2020More Info

New York

New York CityOctober 12/13, 2019More Info
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AlbanyMarch 7/8, 2020More Info

North Carolina

GreensboroOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
RaleighNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
CharlotteDecember 21/22, 2019 More Info
RaleighJanuary 30/31, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
CharlotteFebruary 15/16, 2020 More Info
GreensboroMarch 14/15, 2020More Info

North Dakota

BismarckNovember 9/10, 2019 More Info
FargoFebruary 1/2, 2020 More Info
DismarkMarch 28/29, 2020More Info


ClevelandOctober 12/13, 2019More Info
ColumbusNovember 9/10, 2019 More Info
CincinnatiDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
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ClevelandJanuary 4/5, 2020 More Info
ColumbusFebruary 6/7, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
DaytonFebruary 15/16, 2020 More Info
ClevelandMarch 7/8, 2020More Info


TulsaSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
Oklahoma CityNovember 16/17, 2019 More Info
TulsaJanuary 11/12, 2020 More Info
Oklahoma CityMarch 19/20, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


EugeneNovember 2/3, 2019 More Info
PortlandDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
SalemJanuary 4/5, 2020 More Info
PortlandFebruary 20/21, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


PhiladelphiaSeptember 28/29, 2019More Info
HarrisburgOctober 26/27, 2019More Info
PhiladelphiaNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
PittsburghDecember 21/22, 2019 More Info
HarrisburgJanuary 4/5, 2020More Info
PhiladelphiaJanuary 16/17, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
ErieFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
PhiladelphiaMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
PittsburghMarch 28/29, 2020More Info

Puerto Rico


Rhode Island

ProvidenceOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
ProvidenceFebruary 29/30, 2020 More Info

South Carolina

GreenvilleNovember 2/3, 2019 More Info
CharlestonDecember 5/6, 2019 More Info
ColumbiaJanuary 18/19, 2020 More Info
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GreenvilleMarch 28/29, 2020More Info

South Dakota

Sioux FallsSeptember 28/29, 2019More Info
Rapid CityDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
Rapid CityFebruary 29/30, 2020 More Info


NashvilleOctober 5/6, 2019More Info
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AustinDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
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Corpus ChristiJanuary 4/5, 2020 More Info
HoustonJanuary 23/24, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
DallasFebruary 8/9, 2020 More Info
San AntonioFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
AmarilloMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
HoustonMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
El PasoMarch 26/27, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


ProvoSeptember 28/29, 2019More Info
Salt Lake CityNovember 21/22, 2019 More Info
St. GeorgeDecember 21/22, 2019 More Info
St. GeorgeJanuary 25/26, 2020 More Info
Salt Lake CityFebruary 20/21, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


ChesterSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
MontpelierNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
RichmondJanuary 4/5, 2020 More Info
MontpelierFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info


RichmondOctober 19/20, 2019More Info
RoanokeNovember 2/3, 2019More Info
Virginia BeachDecember 14/15, 2019 More Info
RichmondJanuary 18/19, 2020More Info
Virginia BeachFebruary 8/9, 2020 More Info
RoanokeMarch 21/22, 2020More Info


SeattleOctober 26/27, 2019More Info
SeattleDecember 5/6, 2019 More Info
SpokaneJanuary 18/19, 2020 More Info
SeattleFebruary 1/2, 2020 More Info
TacomaMarch 26/27, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

West Virginia

HuntingtonSeptember 21/22, 2019More Info
MorgantownNovember 2/3, 2019 More Info
CharlestonJanuary 11/12, 2020 More Info
HuntingtonMarch 21/22, 2020More Info


MadisonOctober 12/13, 2019More Info
MilwaukeeNovember 23/24, 2019 More Info
MilwaukeeJanuary 16/17, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Green BayMarch 21/22, 2020More Info


CasperOctober 26/27, 2019More Info
CheyenneDecember 7/8, 2019 More Info
CasperFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info

Cancellation Policy

Instructor Course Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Instructor Course candidates may receive a full refund for cancellations made at least 10 business days prior to the Instructor Course.

A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations made less than 10 business days prior to the Instructor Course. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made 5 business days or less prior to the Instructor Course.

If the cancellation is made by the instructor candidate, any fees paid may be transferred to another Instructor Course. Once a transfer of fees is made, the offer for refund is canceled.


Instructor Course Rescheduling Policy

Instructor Course candidates may be eligible to reschedule their course if necessary. We understand emergencies arise and will do our best to accommodate rescheduling.

Rescheduling must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the Instructor Course. Please note, rescheduling an Instructor Course voids eligibility for a refund. Instructor candidates may reschedule up to three times. Instructor candidates may incur additional shipping fees in order to ship the course materials to the new location.

For extenuating circumstances, contact your Account Specialist.

If the course is rescheduled due to low enrollment, weather, or Instructor Trainer illness, the enrolled candidates will choose the new course date and location. Refunds will be issued when needed.

Corporate Instructor Course Rescheduling Policy

There are no refunds for corporate instructor training courses.
We understand that emergencies arise. Shall you need to reschedule your corporate instructor course, your account will incur a $250 rescheduling fee.