FAQs

Q: How do I become an American Heart Association Instructor?

A: You first need to take the Instructor Essentials course. This is a computer based training course that you take at your own pace (for which you receive CEU credits). Once finished, call one of our locations to schedule the on-site class. After the completion of this class, you will need to observe a class being taught by a certified instructor. Next you will instruct class under our supervision, after which you will receive your Instructor card.

Q: How old do the students need to be?

A: For all certified classes, the student should be old enough to perform skills and take a written exam. However, the Friends and Family course does not require a written test and final skill exam.

Q: What does AED stand for?

A: Automated External Defibrillator

Q: Do you teach classes not listed on our calendar?

A: Yes, individual classes can easily be scheduled throughout the week.

Q: Do you offer discounted rates for large groups?

A: Yes, please email or call us for more details. You will find the contact information on our "Contact Us" page.

Q: How long are the certifications valid?

A: The AHA certifications are valid for two (2) years!

Q: Are you teaching under the new 2015 AHA guidelines

A: YES! We love the new approach and believe it to be much better than other previous formats.

Q: Will you come to my site to teach the classes?

  • A: Yes, we only require a minimum of five (5) students to attend.