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

CPR, AED, First Aid
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MobileMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 18, 2022

Alaska

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Arizona

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PhoenixMore InfoAugust 25, 2022August 26, 2022

Arkansas

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Little RockMore InfoSeptember 29, 2022September 30, 2022

Northern California

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San JoseMore InfoJuly 30, 2022July 31, 2022
SacramentoMore InfoAugust 4, 2022August 5, 2022
San FranciscoMore InfoSeptember 10, 2022September 11, 2022

Southern California

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San DiegoMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 24, 2022
RiversideMore InfoJuly 17, 2022July 16, 2022
AnaheimMore InfoAugust 4, 2022August 5, 2022
Los AngelesMore InfoAugust 27, 2022August 28, 2022
San BernardinoMore InfoSeptember 10, 2022September 9, 2022
San DiegoMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 18, 2022
IrvineMore InfoSeptember 30, 2022October 1, 2022

Colorado

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Grand JunctionMore InfoAugust 13, 2022August 14, 2022
DenverMore InfoSeptember 10, 2022September 11, 2022

Connecticut

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HartfordMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Delaware

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DoverMore InfoTBDTBD

Florida

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TallahasseeMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 26, 2022
OrlandoMore InfoJuly 14, 2022July 15, 2022
JacksonvilleMore InfoJuly 23, 2022July 24, 2022
MiamiMore InfoAugust 13, 2022August 14, 2022
TampaMore InfoSeptember 23, 2022September 24, 2022
TallahasseeMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Georgia

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AtlantaMore InfoJuly 30, 2022July 31, 2022
AtlantaMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Hawaii

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HonoluluMore InfoAugust 6, 2022August 7, 2022

Idaho

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Idaho FallsMore InfoAugust 6, 2022August 7, 2022
BoiseMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 16, 2022

Illinois

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ChicagoMore InfoAugust 20, 2022August 19, 2022

Indiana

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IndianapolisMore InfoJuly 21, 2022July 22, 2022
IndianapolisMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Iowa

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Des MoinesMore InfoJune 26, 2022June 27, 2022
Des MoinesMore InfoSeptember 18, 2022September 19, 2022

Kansas

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WichitaMore InfoSeptember 9, 2022September 10, 2022

Kentucky

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LouisvilleMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 26, 2022
LouisvilleMore InfoAugust 27, 2022August 28, 2022

Louisiana

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New OrleansMore InfoJune 24, 2022June 25, 2022
Baton RougeMore InfoAugust 27, 2022August 26, 2022

Maine

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PortlandMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 26, 2022
PortlandMore InfoAugust 20, 2022August 21, 2022

Maryland / Washington DC

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Washington DCMore InfoJune 23, 2022June 24, 2022
BaltimoreMore InfoAugust 25, 2022August 26, 2022

Massachusetts

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BostonMore InfoAugust 6, 2022August 7, 2022

Michigan

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DetroitMore InfoJune 23, 2022June 24, 2022
Grand RapidsMore InfoJuly 22, 2022July 23, 2022
DetroitMore InfoAugust 27, 2022August 28, 2022
LansingMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Minnesota

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MinneapolisMore InfoAugust 6, 2022August 7, 2022

Mississippi

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JacksonMore InfoOctober 1, 2022October 2, 2022

Missouri

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Kansas CityMore InfoJuly 28, 2022July 29, 2022
SpringfieldMore InfoAugust 25, 2022August 26, 2022
St. LouisMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Montana

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BillingsMore InfoJune 23, 2022June 24, 2022
MissoulaMore InfoJuly 29, 2022July 30, 2022

Nebraska

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OmahaMore InfoJune 23, 2022June 24, 2022
LincolnMore InfoSeptember 9, 2022September 10, 2022

Nevada

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RenoMore InfoJuly 23, 2022July 24, 2022
Las VegasMore InfoAugust 18, 2022August 19, 2022

New Hampshire

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ManchesterMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 18, 2022

New Jersey

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TrentonMore InfoAugust 5, 2022August 6, 2022

New Mexico

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AlbuquerqueMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 26, 2022
AlbuquerqueMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

New York

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BuffaloMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 26, 2022
SyracuseMore InfoJuly 28, 2022July 29, 2022
BrooklynMore InfoJuly 29, 2022July 30, 2022

North Carolina

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GreensboroMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 26, 2022
RaleighMore InfoJuly 23, 2022July 24, 2022
CharlotteMore InfoSeptember 10, 2022September 11, 2022

North Dakota

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BismarckMore InfoJuly 23, 2022July 24, 2022
FargoMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 16, 2022

Ohio

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ClevelandMore InfoJuly 25, 2022July 26, 2022
CincinnatiMore InfoJuly 28, 2022July 29, 2022
ColumbusMore InfoAugust 20, 2022August 21, 2022
ClevelandMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Oklahoma

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Oklahoma CityMore InfoJuly 21, 2022July 22, 2022

Oregon

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EugeneMore InfoJuly 30, 2022July 29, 2022
BendMore InfoAugust 26, 2022August 27, 2022
PortlandMore InfoSeptember 10, 2022September 11, 2022

Pennsylvania

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PhiladelphiaMore InfoJuly 16, 2022July 15, 2022
NewvilleMore InfoAugust 7, 2022N/A
PittsburghMore InfoSeptember 10, 2022September 11, 2022
PhiladelphiaMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 18, 2022

Puerto Rico

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TBDMore InfoTBDTBD

Rhode Island

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ProvidenceMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 26, 2022

South Carolina

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Charleston More InfoJuly 15, 2022July 16, 2022

South Dakota

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Rapid CityMore InfoJuly 10, 2022July 9, 2022

Tennessee

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NashvilleMore InfoJuly 28, 2022July 29, 2022
MemphisMore InfoAugust 6, 2022August 7, 2022
NashvilleMore InfoSeptember 29, 2022September 30, 2022

Texas

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HoustonMore InfoJune 25, 2022June 24, 2022
San AntonioMore InfoJuly 15, 2022July 16, 2022
DallasMore InfoJuly 23, 2022July 24, 2022
AustinMore InfoAugust 27, 2022August 28, 2022
DallasMore InfoSeptember 22, 2022September 23, 2022
El PasoMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Utah

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Salt Lake CityMore InfoAugust 20, 2022August 21, 2022

Vermont

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BurlingtonMore InfoSeptember 24, 2022September 25, 2022

Virginia

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RichmondMore InfoJuly 9, 2022July 10, 2022
RoanokeMore InfoAugust 6, 2022August 7, 2022
RichmondMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 18, 2022

Washington

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SnoqualmieMore InfoJune 23, 2022NA
SeattleMore InfoJuly 9, 2022July 10, 2022
SeattleMore InfoAugust 25, 2022August 26, 2022
SpokaneMore InfoSeptember 17, 2022September 16, 2022

West Virginia

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CharlestonMore InfoAugust 20, 2022August 21, 2022

Wisconsin

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MilwaukeeMore InfoJune 23, 2022June 24, 2022
Green BayMore InfoJuly 14, 2022July 15, 2022
MilwaukeeMore InfoSeptember 10, 2022September 11, 2022

Wyoming

CPR, AED, First Aid
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CheyenneMore InfoAugust 20, 2022August 21, 2022

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.