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AHA Heartsaver Instructor Training Course

Details & Prerequisites

Thank you for your interest in American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor Training. Oahu CPR Training is an Authorized American Heart Association Training Site aligned with Always CPR Training headquartered in Melissa Texas.

Dr. Anderson is the Regional Training Center Faculty for Hawaii, and performs all of our American Heart Association Instructor courses throughout the State of Hawaii. To enroll in a scheduled instructor class on Oahu, or to see about scheduling an instructor training class on an outer island contact us at 808-OahuCPR (808-624-8277).

The following information outlines course prerequisites, required skill proficiencies, required course materials (which not included in the cost of the class), and how to prepare. To find out more about the time and cost involved with becoming an AHA instructor, click here.


Course Prerequisites

  1. BulletCurrent AHA Heartsaver adult, child, infant CPR and first aid certification card

  2. Training Programs
Community Training
Childcare Training
Healthcare Training
Instructor Training
Lifeguard Training
Wilderness Training
Workplace TrainingAHA Core Course Completion Certificate (the AHA Core Instructor Course is an 8 hour self study program which will be sent to instructor candidates upon enrollment)

  3. Exemplary Heartsaver CPR and first aid skills (see list of skills below)

  4. Ability to pass the Heartsaver CPR and first aid exam


Required Skill Proficiencies

  1. BulletLay rescuer adult CPR (Heartsaver CPR)

  2. BulletLay rescuer infant CPR (Heartsaver CPR)

  3. BulletRelief of FBAO (Heartsaver CPR)

  4. BulletFinding the Problem (Heartsaver First Aid)

  5. BulletEpi-Pen administration (Heartsaver First Aid)

  6. BulletControl of severe bleeding (Heartsaver First Aid)


Required Instructor Course / Teaching Materials

To order materials, visit one of the three authorized AHA vendors (Laerdal, Channing Bete, Worldpoint) or order directly from Oahu CPR Training when registering for your instructor course on our Class Schedule.

  1. BulletHeartsaver First Aid CPR/AED  Instructor Manual 90-1029

  2. BulletHeartsaver First Aid CPR/AED DVD set 90-1028

  3. BulletHeartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Student Manual 90-1026

  4. BulletTiming Device (AHA Stopwatch 90-1509 or similar device which can be stopped and started without looking at the device) 


How to Prepare for the AHA Heartsaver Instructor Course

  1. BulletComplete the AHA Instructor Essentials Course (allow 8 hours)

  2. BulletPractice your skills! The Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor Manual contains a skill check off sheet (pages 39-42) that you will use to evaluate your own students. Skills are explained step by step. Study the skills check list, practice the skills yourself, you can even practice watching a friend performing the skill and check off the steps they have performed correctly as they do the skill. An additional way to practice is by watching the AHA Heartsaver videos. You can also audit a Heartsaver course by contacting Oahu CPR Training.

  3. BulletRead through your Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor Manual.

  4. BulletRead through your Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Student Manual.


Post Instructor Training Requirements

Instructor candidates must be evaluated teaching a Heartsaver course within 6 months of their instructor training in order to complete the instructor certification process.

Instructors must align with an American Heart Association Training Center before being eligible to teach. Oahu CPR Training is an American Heart Association Training Site aligned with the Always CPR Training Center. Oahu CPR Training offers this service through Always CPR Training to instructors who agree to follow AHA guidelines.

Instructors are required to join the AHA Instructor Network.

Questions? Feel free to call Always CPR Training Center at (214) 296-9626.


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