Heartsaver Instructor Course

Blended Course with an American Heart Association Instructor

Heartsaver Instructor Course Summary

Safeguard CPR offers the American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor Course for individuals seeking to become Heartsaver Instructors. 

Heartsaver Instructor Course Delivery Method

The Heartsaver Instructor course is offered in a blended learning format that includes:

AHA Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online

  • Heartsaver Instructor Essential is the self-directed, online portion of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Blended Learning course. It covers the components of the instructor cycle, including Prepare, Teach, Test & Remediate, Close, and Keep Current. It includes core information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information
  • This course must be completed by candidates who wish to become AHA Heartsaver instructors. 
  • Course length is about 1 hour, depending on the student.

Heartsaver Instructor Course Schedule


Heartsaver Instructor Course Cost

(Payment must be received at least 24 hours in advance.)

Heartsaver Instructor Course Length

Approximately 5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

​Requirements for Heartsaver Instructor Candidates

For successful completion, instructor candidates must:
  1. Be accepted by an AHA Training Center before enrolling in a Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.
  2. Have a current Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card and be proficient in all Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED skills.
  3. Successfully complete the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Course (both the online and classroom portion). Candidates must print the completion certificate.
  4. Successfully be monitored teaching their first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course (Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring, if needed).