American Heart Association CPR Certification
The AHA Heartsaver CPR AED course covers training and certification in CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) use for adults, children, and infants. This CPR class meets OSHA requirements for CPR training and certification. It is appropriate for initial certification and for CPR renewal.
The following topics are covered during our AHA CPR classes:
- How high-quality CPR improves survival
- The Chain of Survival
- How to recognize when someone needs CPR
- Performing high-quality CPR
- Performing CPR with help from others
- Giving effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask
- How to use an AED
- When and how to help someone who’s choking
This is an in-person, instructor-led training. You may enroll to take this course in our classroom, or we can provide a private individual or group CPR class at your location.
A Blended Learning version of this course is also available (online CPR training followed by an in-person Skills Session). Click here for American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Blended Learning.
There is no minimum age requirement for this class. In fact, the AHA states, “The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. Studies have shown that children as young as nine years old can learn and retain CPR skills.” This 2009 study published in the Critical Care journal concludes, “Students as young as 9 years are able to successfully and effectively learn basic life support skills including AED deployment, correct recovery position and emergency calling.”
This class is intended for non-medical personnel who require CPR and AED certification for job, regulatory, or other requirements. This class is also appropriate for laypersons who desire CPR and AED training, including children, young adults, and families.
This class is NOT intended for healthcare providers or medical professionals. If you are a healthcare provider or training to be one, please enroll in our Basic Life Support (BLS) certification class.