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.

Select a state to find what courses are scheduled:


MobileOctober 22/23, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
BirminghamNovember 14/15, 2020More Info


AnchorageOctober 10/11, 2020More Info
FairbanksDecember 5/6, 2020More Info


PhoenixSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
TucsonOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
PhoenixNovember 12/13, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
MesaDecember 19/20, 2020More Info


Little RockOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
FayettevilleDecember 10/11, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

Northern California

OaklandSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
SacramentoSeptember 24/25, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
ModestoOctober 3/4, 2020More Info
MontereyOctober 10/11, 2020More Info
LancasterOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
ReddingOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
Santa RosaNovember 7/8, 2020More Info
StocktonNovember 21/22, 2020More Info
ChicoDecember 5/6, 2020More Info
SacramentoDecember 10/11, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
San FranciscoDecember 19/20, 2020More Info
UkiahDecember 19/20, 2020More Info
SacramentoOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info

Southern California

Long BeachSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
San DiegoSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
IrvineOctober 3/4, 2020More Info
Palm SpringsOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
Santa BarbaraOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
San DiegoNovember 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
San BernardinoNovember 7/8, 2020More Info
Los AngelesNovember 21/22, 2020More Info
BakersfieldDecember 5/6, 2020More Info
AnaheimDecember 12/13, 2020More Info
San DiegoDecember 19/20, 2020More Info
CarlsbadOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info


Fort CollinsOctober 1/2, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Colorado SpringsNovember 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
DenverDecember 5/6, 2020More Info


BridgeportSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
HartfordNovember 14/15, 2020More Info


WilmingtonOctober 10/11, 2020More Info
DoverDecember 5/6, 2020More Info


JacksonvilleSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
OrlandoOctober 1/2, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
TallahasseeOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
TampaNovember 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
MiamiDecember 5/6, 2020More Info
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West Palm BeachOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info


SavannahSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
AtlantaDecember 17/18, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
AtlantaOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info


HonoluluOctober 3/4, 2020More Info


BoiseOctober 10/11, 2020More Info
Couer d' AleneNovember 14/15, 2020More Info
Idaho FallsDecember 12/13, 2020More Info


ChicagoSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
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ChicagoNovember 19/20, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


IndianapolisSeptember 17/18, 2020More Info
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IndianapolisNovember 7/8, 2020More Info
LafayetteDecember 12/13, 2020More Info


Sioux CityOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info


WichitaSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
TopekaOctober 1/2, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Overland ParkNovember 7/8, 2020More Info
WichitaDecember 5/6, 2020More Info


Bowling GreenOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
LouisvilleNovember 21/22, 2020More Info


Baton RougeSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
ShreveportOctober 15/16, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
New OrleansDecember 5/6, 2020More Info


PortlandOctober 3/4, 2020More Info
AugustaDecember 5/6, 2020More Info

Maryland / Washington DC

BaltimoreSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
Washington DCOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
BaltimoreNovember 19/20, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Washington DCDecember 12/13, 2020More Info


WorcesterOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
BostonNovember 21/22, 2020More Info


Grand RapidsOctober 3/4, 2020More Info
DetroitNovember 14/15, 2020More Info
LansingDecember 3/4, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


RochesterSeptember 24/25, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
MinneapolisOctober 3/4, 2020More Info
DeluthNovember 7/8, 2020More Info
MinneapolisDecember 12/13, 2020More Info


GulfportOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
JacksonDecember 19/20, 2020More Info


Kansas CitySeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
St. LouisNovember 21/22, 2020More Info
SpringfieldOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info
Kansas CityDecember 3/4, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


BillingsSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
Rock SpringsSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
BozemanOctober 15/16, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Great FallsNovember 19/20, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
MissoulaOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
BillingsDecember 5/6, 2020More Info


OmahaSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
LincolnNovember 14/15, 2020More Info


Las VegasSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
RenoOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
Las VegasNovember 12/13, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

New Hampshire

ManchesterNovember 7/8, 2020More Info

New Jersey

NewarkSeptember 12/13, 2020More Info
TrentonOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info

New Mexico

Santa FeOctober 8/9, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
AlbuquerqueDecember 19/20, 2020More Info

New York

BuffaloSeptember 17/18, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
New YorkOctober 10/11, 2020More Info
SyracuseNovember 14/15, 2020More Info
New YorkDecember 3/4, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

North Carolina

RaleighOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
FayettevilleNovember 21/22, 2020More Info
RaleighDecember 19/20, 2020More Info
CharlotteOctober 31/November 1, 2020More Info

North Dakota

FargoSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
Grand ForksOctober 1/2, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
BismarckOctober 3/4, 2020More Info
FargoNovember 7/8, 2020More Info
BismarckDecember 3/4, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


ToledoSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
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ClevelandOctober 29/30, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
CincinnatiNovember 21/22, 2020More Info
ColumbusDecember 17/18, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


TulsaSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
Oklahoma CityNovember 21/22, 2020More Info


EugeneSeptember 17/18, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
PortlandSeptember 24/25, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
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EugeneDecember 10/11, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info


PittsburghSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
HarrisburgOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
PhiladelphiaNovember 12/13, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
PittsburghDecember 5/6, 2020More Info
PhiladelphiaDecember 19/20, 2020More Info

Puerto Rico


Rhode Island

ProvidenceOctober 3/4, 2020More Info
ColumbiaSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
CharlestonOctober 24/25, 2020More Info
GreenvilleNovember 14/15, 2020More Info
ColumbiaDecember 17/18, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

South Dakota

Rapid CitySeptember 17/18, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Rapid CityDecember 5/6, 2020More Info
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NashvilleSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
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HoustonSeptember 19/20, 2020More Info
AmarilloSeptember 24/25, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
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Corpus ChristiNovember 19/20, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
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Salt Lake CityOctober 29/30, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
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MontpelierOctober 24/25, 2020More Info


Virginia BeachSeptember 26/27, 2020More Info
RichmondOctober 8/9, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
RoanokeNovember 7/8, 2020More Info
Virginia BeachDecember 12/13, 2020More Info


SpokaneDecember 10/11, 2020More Info
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TacomaNovember 14/15, 2020More Info

West Virginia

MorgantownNovember 7/8, 2020More Info


MadisonOctober 10/11, 2020More Info
Green BayNovember 21/22, 2020More Info
MilwaukeeDecember 19/20, 2020More Info


CheyenneOctober 17/18, 2020More Info
CasperNovember 21/22, 2020More 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.