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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MontgomeryJune 29/30, 2019More Info
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Northern California

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Southern California

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Maryland / Washington DC

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New Hampshire

ManchesterJune 1/2, 2019More Info
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New Jersey

Atlantic CityJuly 13/14, 2019 More Info
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New Mexico

Santa FeJuly 6/7, 2019More Info
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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Rhode Island

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SeattleJuly 11/12, 2019 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
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West Virginia

CharlestonJuly 20/21, 2019 More Info
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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.