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 $375.00 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 InfoFebruary 20, 2021February 21, 2021
MobileMore InfoMarch 5, 2021March 6, 2021
MobileMore InfoMay 15, 2021May 16, 2021
BirminghamMore InfoMarch 5, 2021March 6, 2021
MobileMore InfoMarch 5, 2021March 6, 2021
BirminghamMore InfoMarch 5, 2021March 6, 2021

Alaska

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AnchorageMore InfoMarch 5, 2021March 6, 2021

Arizona

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PhoenixMore InfoJanuary 29, 2021January 30, 2021
PhoenixMore InfoMarch 13, 2021March 12, 2021

Arkansas

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Little RockMore InfoFebruary 27, 2021February 28, 2021

Northern California

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San JoseMore InfoFebruary 6, 2021February 7, 2021
StocktonMore InfoMarch 6, 2021March 5, 2021
San FranciscoMore InfoApril 17, 2021April 18, 2021
SacramentoMore InfoApril 24, 2021April 25, 2021

Southern California

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BakersfieldMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
Irvine More InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
Los AngelesMore InfoFebruary 6, 2021February 7, 2021
RiversideMore InfoMarch 4, 2021March 5, 2021
Los AngelesMore InfoMarch 27, 2021March 28, 2021
AnaheimMore InfoApril 11, 2021April 10, 2021
Los AngelesMore InfoApril 24, 2021April 25, 2021
San BernardinoMore InfoApril 30, 2021May 1, 2021

Colorado

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DenverMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
Colorado SpringsMore InfoFebruary 20, 2021February 21, 2021
DenverMore InfoMarch 26, 2021March 27, 2021
Grand JunctionMore InfoApril 16, 2021April 17, 2021

Connecticut

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HartfordMore InfoMarch 20, 2021March 21, 2021

Delaware

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Florida

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MiamiMore InfoFebruary 6, 2021February 7, 2021
TallahasseeMore InfoFebruary 18, 2021February 19, 2021
OrlandoMore InfoMarch 13, 2021March 14, 2021
JacksonvilleMore InfoApril 29, 2021April 30, 2021
MiamiMore InfoApril 30, 2021May 1, 2021

Georgia

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AtlantaMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
AtlantaMore InfoMarch 18, 2021March 19, 2021

Hawaii

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HonoluluMore InfoFebruary 6, 2021February 7, 2021

Idaho

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BoiseMore InfoMarch 6, 2021March 7, 2021
Idaho FallsMore InfoApril 24, 2021April 25, 2021

Illinois

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ChicagoMore InfoFebruary 20, 2021February 21, 2021
ChicagoMore InfoApril 16, 2021April 17, 2021

Indiana

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IndianapolisMore InfoApril 10, 2021April 11, 2021

Iowa

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Des MoinesMore InfoMarch 25, 2021March 26, 2021

Kansas

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WichitaMore InfoMarch 20, 2021March 21, 2021

Kentucky

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LouisvilleMore InfoMarch 4, 2021March 5, 2021

Louisiana

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New OrleansMore InfoFebruary 6, 2021February 7, 2021
Baton RougeMore InfoApril 17, 2021April 18, 2021

Maine

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Maryland / Washington DC

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Washington DCMore InfoFebruary 6, 2021February 7, 2021
BaltimoreMore InfoApril 24, 2021April 25, 2021

Massachusetts

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BostonMore InfoFebruary 27, 2021February 28, 2021

Michigan

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DetroitMore InfoFebruary 20, 2021February 21, 2021
Grand RapidsMore InfoMarch 11, 2021March 12, 2021
DetroitMore InfoApril 16, 2021April 17, 2021

Minnesota

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MinneapolisMore InfoFebruary 19, 2021February 20, 2021

Mississippi

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JacksonMore InfoApril 9, 2021April 10, 2021

Missouri

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Kansas CityMore InfoFebruary 12, 2021February 13, 2021
St. LouisMore InfoMarch 18, 2021March 19, 2021
SpringfieldMore InfoApril 22, 2021April 23, 2021

Montana

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BillingsMore InfoMarch 28, 2021March 27, 2021
MissoulaMore InfoApril 10, 2021April 11, 2021

Nebraska

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OmahaMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
LincolnMore InfoApril 11, 2021April 10, 2021

Nevada

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Las VegasMore InfoMarch 26, 2021March 27, 2021
RenoMore InfoMarch 27, 2021March 28, 2021

New Hampshire

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ManchesterMore InfoApril 17, 2021April 18, 2021

New Jersey

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NewarkMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
NewarkMore InfoMarch 20, 2021March 21, 2021
TrentonMore InfoApril 10, 2021April 11, 2021

New Mexico

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AlbuquerqueMore InfoFebruary 27, 2021February 28, 2021

New York

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BrooklynMore InfoFebruary 12, 2021February 13, 2021
BuffaloMore InfoFebruary 27, 2021February 28, 2021
SyracuseMore InfoApril 24, 2021April 25, 2021
New YorkMore InfoApril 30, 2021May 1, 2021

North Carolina

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RaleighMore InfoFebruary 12, 2021February 13, 2021
CharlotteMore InfoMarch 12, 2021March 13, 2021

North Dakota

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FargoMore InfoMarch 27, 2021March 28, 2021

Ohio

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ClevelandMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
CincinnatiMore InfoFebruary 12, 2021February 13, 2021
ColumbusMore InfoMarch 26, 2021March 27, 2021
ClevelandMore InfoApril 24, 2021April 25, 2021
CincinnatiMore InfoMay 1, 2021April 30, 2021

Oklahoma

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Oklahoma CityMore InfoApril 10, 2021April 11, 2021

Oregon

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EugeneMore InfoFebruary 19, 2021February 20, 2021
PortlandMore InfoMarch 27, 2021March 28, 2021
BendMore InfoApril 10, 2021April 11, 2021

Pennsylvania

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PittsburghMore InfoJanuary 27, 2021January 28, 2021
PhiladelphiaMore InfoMarch 18, 2021March 19, 2021

Puerto Rico

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TBDMore InfoTBDTBD

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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GreenvilleMore InfoFebruary 19, 2021February 20, 2021
CharlestonMore InfoMarch 20, 2021March 21, 2021
ColumbiaMore InfoApril 17, 2021April 18, 2021

South Dakota

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Rapid CityMore InfoApril 17, 2021April 18, 2021

Tennessee

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NashvilleMore InfoFebruary 27, 2021February 28, 2021
MemphisMore InfoApril 8, 2021April 9, 2021

Texas

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DallasMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
HoustonMore InfoFebruary 12, 2021February 13, 2021
LubbockMore InfoFebruary 12, 2021February 13, 2021
AustinMore InfoFebruary 27, 2021February 28, 2021
DallasMore InfoMarch 21, 2021March 20, 2021
San AntonioMore InfoApril 17, 2021April 18, 2021
HoustonMore InfoApril 24, 2021April 25, 2021

Utah

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Salt Lake CityMore InfoFebruary 12, 2021February 13, 2021

Vermont

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Virginia

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Virginia BeachMore InfoMarch 27, 2021March 28, 2021
RoanokeMore InfoApril 9, 2021April 10, 2021

Washington

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SeattleMore InfoJanuary 30, 2021January 31, 2021
SpokaneMore InfoFebruary 26, 2021February 27, 2021
SeattleMore InfoMarch 19, 2021March 20, 2021

West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Green BayMore InfoMarch 6, 2021March 7, 2021
MilwaukeeMore InfoMarch 20, 2021March 21, 2021

Wyoming

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CheyenneMore InfoApril 23, 2021April 24, 2021

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.