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:


MobileApril 25/26, 2020 More Info


AnchorageApril 30/May 1, 2020 More Info


PhoenixMarch 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
FlagstaffApril 25/26, 2020 More Info
PhoenixMay 9/10, 2020 More Info


FayettevilleMarch 28/29, 2020More Info
Little RockMay 30/31, 2020 More Info

Northern California

Santa RosaFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
SacramentoFebruary 27/28, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
San JoseMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
ModestoApril 4/5, 2020 More Info
SacramentoApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
San FranciscoMay 9/10, 2020 More Info
Fresno/MaderaMay 30/31, 2020 More Info
Santa RosaMay 30/31, 2020 More Info

Southern California

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
Los AngelesApril 2/3, 2020 More Info
UkiahApril 4/5, 2020 More Info
San DiegoApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
IrvineApril 25/26, 2020 More Info
Santa BarbaraApril 25/26, 2020 More Info
San BernardinoMay 2/3, 2020 More Info
LancasterMay 2/3, 2020 More Info
CarlsbadMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


Fort CollinsMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
DenverApril 23/24, 2020 More Info


HartfordMarch 28/29, 2020More Info
BridgeportMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


DoverApril 4/5, 2020 More Info


MiamiFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
OrlandoFebruary 29/March 1, 2020More Info
TampaMarch 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
TallahasseeMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
OrlandoApril 2/3, 2020 More Info
MiamiApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
TampaMay 2/3, 2020 More Info
JacksonvilleMay 14/15, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
West Palm BeachMay 30/31, 2020 More Info


AtlantaMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
AtlantaMay 9/10, 2020 More Info


MauiMarch 28/29, 2020More Info


Idaho FallsMarch 28/29, 2020More Info
Coeur d' AleneApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
BoiseMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


ChicagoMarch 12/13, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
SpringfieldApril 4/5, 2020 More Info
ChicagoMay 2/3, 2020 More Info


Fort WayneFort Wayne | February 29 - March 1, 2020More Info
IndianapolisMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
EvansvilleApril 4/5, 2020 More Info
IndianapolisMay 2/3, 2020 More Info


Cedar RapidsFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
Sioux CityApril 4/5, 2020 More Info


WichitaMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
SalinaMay 30/31, 2020 More Info


Bowling GreenMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
LouisvilleMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


Baton RougeFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
New OrleansApril 18/19, 2020 More Info


PortlandApril 25/26, 2020 More Info

Maryland / Washington DC

BaltimoreMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
Washington DCApril 16/17, 2020 More Info
BaltimoreMay 9/10, 2020 More Info


WorcesterMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
BostonMay 2/3, 2020 More Info


Grand RapidsFebruary 29/March 1, 2020More Info
LansingMarch 28/29, 2020More Info
DetroitApril 23/24, 2020 More Info
Grand RapidsMay 30/31, 2020 More Info


RochesterApril 18/19, 2020 More Info


JacksonApril 25/26, 2020 More Info


Kansas CityFebruary 27/28, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
SpringfieldMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
Kansas CityApril 25/26, 2020 More Info
ColumbiaMay 9/10, 2020 More Info


BozemanFebruary 29/March 1, 2020More Info
HelenaMarch 19/20, 2020 | Weekday CourseMore Info
Great FallsApril 18/19, 2020 More Info


LincolnMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
OmahaMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


Las VegasMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
Las VegasMay 7/8, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

New Hampshire

ManchesterMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
ManchesterMay 30/31, 2020 More Info

New Jersey

NewarkMarch 26/27, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Atlantic CityApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
NewarkMay 30/31, 2020 More Info

New Mexico

Santa FeMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
AlbuquerqueApril 16/17, 2020 More Info

New York

New YorkMarch 5/6, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
AlbanyMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
BuffaloApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
New YorkMay 2/3, 2020 More Info

North Carolina

GreensboroMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
RaleighApril 4/5, 2020 More Info
CharlotteMay 16/17, 2020 More Info

North Dakota

BismarckMarch 28/29, 2020More Info
Grand ForksMay 2/3, 2020 More Info


ClevelandMarch 7/8, 2020More Info
ColumbusApril 4/5, 2020 More Info
CincinnatiMay 9/10, 2020 More Info
ToledoMay 30/31, 2020 More Info


Oklahoma CityMarch 19/20, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
TulsaMay 9/10, 2020 More Info


PortlandFebruary 20/21, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
EugeneApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
PortlandMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


ErieFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
PhiladelphiaMarch 14/15, 2020More Info
PittsburghMarch 28/29, 2020More Info
HarrisburgApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
PhiladelphiaMay 7/8, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info

Puerto Rico


Rhode Island

ProvidenceFebruary 29/March 1, 2020More Info

South Carolina

GreenvilleMarch 28/29, 2020More Info
ColumbiaApril 25/26, 2020 More Info

South Dakota

Rapid CityFebruary 29/March 1, 2020More Info
Sioux FallsApril 25/26, 2020 More Info


MemphisMay 2/3, 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
San AntonioApril 18/19, 2020 More Info
DallasApril 30/May 1, 2020 More Info
AustinMay 2/3, 2020 More Info
San AntonioMay 30/31, 2020 More Info


Salt Lake CityFebruary 20/21, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
Salt Lake CityMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


MontpelierFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
MontpelierApril 25/26, 2020 More Info


RoanokeMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
Virginia BeachApril 23/24, 2020 More Info
RichmondMay 9/10, 2020 More Info


TacomaMarch 26/27, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore Info
SpokaneApril 25/26, 2020 More Info
SeattleMay 9/10, 2020 More Info

West Virginia

HuntingtonMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
MorgantownMay 16/17, 2020 More Info


Green BayMarch 21/22, 2020More Info
MadisonMay 30/31, 2020 More Info


CasperFebruary 22/23, 2020 More Info
Rock SpringsApril 4/5, 2020 More Info
CheyenneMay 14/15, 2020 | WEEKDAY COURSEMore 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.