First Aid and CPR Instructor Courses

For over 40 years HSI has been providing nationally recognized 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 the CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor Development Course for as little as $415.00 that includes 1 Emergency Care program. You can add on the AVERT program or additional Emergency Care programs for an additional fee. Emergency Care Program Packages include titles from HSI's family of Emergency Care training programs which include EMS Safety Services, American Safety and Health Institute, and Medic First Aid. Options available include BLS, Childcare, workplace and more.

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 CPR Instructor course is comprised of an online cognitive training segment followed by an 8-hour, in-person, Instructor-led course. There are courses around the country to choose from.

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

The 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 course.

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 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.

CPR, AED & First Aid

Instructor Development Course

The CPR, AED & First Aid Instructor Development Course is comprised of an online cognitive training segment followed by an 8-hour, in-person, Instructor-led course in a city near you.

Once you complete the CPR, AED & First Aid Instructor Development course you will be able to certify individuals in CPR, AED and/or First Aid. Additional courses, such as BLS can be added on as well.

To find a course near you, check out the calendar below for upcoming dates.

Instructor Development Course

AVERT is an Active Shooter and Bleeding Control course that can be taught to any organization. It is a great add-on to becoming a CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor or can be taught on it's own.

The AVERT Instructor Development Course is comprised of an online cognitive training segment followed by an 8-hour, in-person, Instructor-led course in a city near you. For more information on the AVERT program click here.

To find a course near you, check out the calendar below for upcoming dates.

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 instructortraining@hsi.com. We look forward to speaking with you soon. Read Cancellation Policy.

Select a state to find what courses are scheduled:

Alabama

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BirminghamMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 4, 2022
BirminghamMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

Alaska

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AnchorageMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022

Arizona

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PhoenixMore InfoDecember 17, 2022December 18, 2022
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Arkansas

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Little RockMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
Little RockMore InfoFebruary 4, 2023February 5, 2023

Northern California

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San FranciscoMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
SacramentoMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023
San JoseMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

Southern California

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San DiegoMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 4, 2022
AnaheimMore InfoDecember 17, 2022December 16, 2022
Los AngelesMore InfoJanuary 7, 2023January 8, 2023
San BernardinoMore InfoJanuary 14, 2023January 15, 2023
AnaheimMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023
BakersfieldMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023

Colorado

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DenverMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023
Colorado SpringsMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

Connecticut

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HartfordMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
HartfordMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023

Delaware

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DoverMore InfoFebruary 4, 2023February 5, 2023

Florida

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TampaMore InfoJanuary 14, 2023January 15, 2023
OrlandoMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023
TallahasseeMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023
JacksonvilleMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023
MiamiMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

Georgia

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AtlantaMore InfoDecember 17, 2022December 16, 2022
AtlantaMore InfoJanuary 14, 2023January 15, 2023

Hawaii

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HonoluluMore InfoFebruary 4, 2023February 5, 2023

Idaho

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Illinois

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ChicagoMore InfoDecember 9, 2022December 10, 2022
ChicagoMore InfoFebruary 18, 2023February 19, 2023

Indiana

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IndianapolisMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 4, 2022
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Iowa

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Des MoinesMore InfoFebruary 4, 2023February 5, 2023

Kansas

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WichitaMore InfoJanuary 14, 2023January 15, 2023

Kentucky

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LouisvilleMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 4, 2022

Louisiana

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Baton RougeMore InfoDecember 2, 2022December 3, 2022
New OrleansMore InfoFebruary 4, 2023February 5, 2023

Maine

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AugustaMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
AugustaMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

Maryland / Washington DC

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BaltimoreMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
Washington DCMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

Massachusetts

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BostonMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
BostonMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

Michigan

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Mt. PleasantMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023
DetroitMore InfoFebruary 18, 2023February 19, 2023

Minnesota

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MinneapolisMore InfoDecember 17, 2022December 18, 2022
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Mississippi

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JacksonMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 4, 2022
JacksonMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023

Missouri

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St. LouisMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 4, 2022
Kansas CityMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

Montana

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MissoulaMore InfoJanuary 7, 2023January 8, 2023

Nebraska

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OmahaMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023

Nevada

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Las VegasMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023

New Hampshire

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ManchesterMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

New Jersey

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NewarkMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023

New Mexico

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AlbuquerqueMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

New York

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BrooklynMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023
BuffaloMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

North Carolina

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CharlotteMore InfoDecember 2, 2022December 3, 2022
RaleighMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

North Dakota

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FargoMore InfoDecember 17, 2022December 18, 2022
BismarckMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023

Ohio

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ClevelandMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023
CincinnatiMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

Oklahoma

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Oklahoma CityMore InfoFebruary 4, 2023February 5, 2023

Oregon

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PortlandMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 2, 2022
PortlandMore InfoJanuary 7, 2023January 8, 2023
EugeneMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

Pennsylvania

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Puerto Rico

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Rhode Island

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ProvidenceMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

South Carolina

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Charleston More InfoDecember 17, 2022December 16, 2022
GreenvilleMore InfoFebruary 23, 2023February 24, 2023

South Dakota

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Rapid CityMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
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Tennessee

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NashvilleMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

Texas

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San AntonioMore InfoDecember 3, 2022December 2, 2022
San AntonioMore InfoJanuary 7, 2023January 8, 2023
DallasMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023
HoustonMore InfoFebruary 4, 2023February 5, 2023
LubbockMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023
AustinMore InfoFebruary 16, 2023February 17, 2023

Utah

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St. GeorgeMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
Salt Lake CityMore InfoFebruary 11, 2023February 12, 2023

Vermont

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BurlingtonMore InfoDecember 10, 2022December 11, 2022
BurlingtonMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023

Virginia

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NorfolkMore InfoJanuary 7, 2023January 8, 2023

Washington

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SeattleMore InfoJanuary 26, 2023January 27, 2023
SpokaneMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

West Virginia

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CharlestonMore InfoFebruary 25, 2023February 26, 2023

Wisconsin

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Green BayMore InfoJanuary 21, 2023January 22, 2023

Wyoming

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CheyenneMore InfoJanuary 28, 2023January 29, 2023

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.